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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (9)10-23812
2Philadelphia Eagles (1)10-23591
3Pittsburgh Steelers10-23503
4Minnesota Vikings (2)10-23693
5Los Angeles Rams9-33345
6New Orleans Saints9-33286
7Seattle Seahawks8-43139
8Jacksonville Jaguars8-428410
9Tennessee Titans8-427211
10Carolina Panthers8-42937
11Baltimore Ravens7-525514
12Atlanta Falcons7-52668
13Los Angeles Chargers6-625013
14Green Bay Packers6-619421
15Oakland Raiders6-620119
16Kansas City Chiefs6-620615
17Buffalo Bills6-618416
18Detroit Lions6-619512
19Dallas Cowboys6-619518
20New York Jets5-714824
21Washington Redskins5-714317
22Miami Dolphins5-711426
23Cincinnati Bengals5-714220
24Arizona Cardinals5-712321
25Houston Texans4-89623
26San Francisco 49ers2-105931
27Indianapolis Colts3-95528
28Chicago Bears3-95229
29Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-88625
30New York Giants2-102830
31Denver Broncos3-94927
32Cleveland Browns0-121232

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.