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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (3)1-03604
2Philadelphia Eagles (6)1-03661
3Minnesota Vikings1-03633
4Jacksonville Jaguars1-03407
5New England Patriots (3)1-03672
6Green Bay Packers1-03119
7Kansas City Chiefs1-030313
8Atlanta Falcons0-12578
9Carolina Panthers1-029711
10Baltimore Ravens1-027614
11Washington Redskins1-024122
12Pittsburgh Steelers0-0-12475
13Los Angeles Chargers0-118410
14Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-021029
15Houston Texans0-115512
16Miami Dolphins1-018627
17New York Jets1-018932
18Cincinnati Bengals1-019524
19Chicago Bears0-113828
20New York Giants0-112320
21New Orleans Saints0-12176
22Denver Broncos1-021323
23Cleveland Browns0-0-19331
24Oakland Raiders0-19221
25San Francisco 49ers0-113015
26Seattle Seahawks0-114218
27Tennessee Titans0-19517
28Dallas Cowboys0-19616
29Indianapolis Colts0-15130
30Detroit Lions0-14819
31Arizona Cardinals0-13524
32Buffalo Bills0-11626

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Rick Gosselin enters his 45th season reporting on the NFL in 2017. He has covered the Lions, Giants, Chiefs and Cowboys in his career plus 34 Super Bowls. He has served on the Hall of Fame selection committee for 22 years and is a member of both the senior and contributor subcommittees. 

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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.