Pro32: Head to Head

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As Voted by Charean Williams

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Jacksonville Jaguars (3)2-03755
2Kansas City Chiefs2-03407
3Los Angeles Rams (9)2-03804
4Minnesota Vikings1-0-13413
5New England Patriots1-13271
6Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-030715
7Philadelphia Eagles1-13132
8Green Bay Packers1-0-13156
9Atlanta Falcons1-127910
10Carolina Panthers1-12478
11New Orleans Saints1-120613
12Denver Broncos2-025014
13Miami Dolphins2-023718
14Cincinnati Bengals2-027516
15Chicago Bears1-119122
16Los Angeles Chargers1-122519
17Pittsburgh Steelers0-1-119011
18San Francisco 49ers1-116123
19New York Jets1-115317
20Tennessee Titans1-113026
21Dallas Cowboys1-116425
22Washington Redskins1-114112
23Baltimore Ravens1-12059
24Cleveland Browns0-1-18727
25Seattle Seahawks0-28921
26Indianapolis Colts1-112129
27Houston Texans0-26720
28Oakland Raiders0-27028
29New York Giants0-26524
30Detroit Lions0-24430
31Arizona Cardinals0-22331
32Buffalo Bills0-21832

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 18

Charean Williams

Charean Williams has covered the NFL for 23 seasons. She works for NBC's Pro Football Talk after 17 years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and six at the Orlando Sentinel.  

She has served as a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 11 years, the first woman in that position. Williams also was the first female president of the Pro Football Writers of America, serving a two-year stint for the 2009-2010 seasons. 

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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 pro32.ap.org/poll will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.