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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Bob Glauber

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)6-03841
2New England Patriots4-23694
3Kansas City Chiefs5-13592
4New Orleans Saints4-13523
5Los Angeles Chargers4-231111
6Pittsburgh Steelers3-2-129012
7Minnesota Vikings3-2-13059
8Philadelphia Eagles3-327415
9Green Bay Packers3-2-125314
10Miami Dolphins4-223217
11Chicago Bears3-22328
12Cincinnati Bengals4-22925
13Baltimore Ravens4-230810
14Seattle Seahawks3-321719
15Jacksonville Jaguars3-32067
16Washington Redskins3-221318
17Dallas Cowboys3-317423
18Carolina Panthers3-22456
19New York Jets3-315024
20Tennessee Titans3-315213
21Atlanta Falcons2-412827
22Detroit Lions2-314420
23Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310122
24Cleveland Browns2-3-112316
25Houston Texans3-317621
26Denver Broncos2-48125
27Buffalo Bills2-47826
28San Francisco 49ers1-54932
29Arizona Cardinals1-53630
30Indianapolis Colts1-54229
31New York Giants1-54628
32Oakland Raiders1-51431

Bob Glauber

Has been Newsday's NFL columnist since 1992 and has covered the NFL since 1985, when he was a Giants beat reporter for Gannett Westchester-Rockland Newspapers.

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Poll Methodology

The AP Pro32 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks the NFL's 32 teams. A team receives 32 points for each first place vote, 31 for second place and so on through to the 32nd team, which receives one point. The rankings are set by listing the teams' point totals from highest to lowest. The mathematical formula is the same as the one used for the AP Top 25 rankings for college football, men's basketball and women's basketball.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press began the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings in 2012. A national panel of 12 voters will participate in the selection process this year. Each voter is among the 50 sports writers and broadcasters who choose the NFL's individual awards at the end of the season. All of the voters have an extensive background in covering the NFL. Some of them — Tony Dungy and Herm Edwards — played and coached in the league. Others — Jim Miller — played in the league. Each week beginning on Sept. 3, AP Pro32 will be updated and comments from some of the voters will be included in a story that accompanies the latest team rankings. In addition, a link to the will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.