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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New Orleans Saints (5)11-23762
2Kansas City Chiefs (7)11-23793
3Los Angeles Rams11-23591
4Los Angeles Chargers10-33446
5Chicago Bears9-43277
6New England Patriots9-43294
7Houston Texans9-43075
8Seattle Seahawks8-53019
9Dallas Cowboys8-529910
10Minnesota Vikings6-6-123211
11Pittsburgh Steelers7-5-12678
12Baltimore Ravens7-625512
13Miami Dolphins7-622418
14Tennessee Titans7-623116
15Indianapolis Colts7-625615
16Green Bay Packers5-7-117121
17Philadelphia Eagles6-720613
18Carolina Panthers6-717616
19Denver Broncos6-717214
20Cleveland Browns5-7-116722
21New York Giants5-815423
22Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-812820
23Detroit Lions5-811425
24Washington Redskins6-711119
25Atlanta Falcons4-98823
26New York Jets4-97730
27Jacksonville Jaguars4-95626
28Buffalo Bills4-97128
29Oakland Raiders3-104131
30San Francisco 49ers3-104032
31Cincinnati Bengals5-86227
32Arizona Cardinals3-101629

Jeff Legwold

Jeff Legwold covers the NFL and the Broncos for ESPN/ESPN.com. This will be his 10th season in Denver after five years at Rocky Mountain News and four years at Denver Post. He also covered the Titans for nine years and has covered the Steelers and Bills. He has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 and is currently first vice president of the Pro Football Writers of America. 

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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.