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As Voted by Charean Williams

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)3-03841
2Kansas City Chiefs3-03674
3Jacksonville Jaguars2-13322
4Philadelphia Eagles2-13517
5New Orleans Saints2-131615
6Carolina Panthers2-129312
7New England Patriots1-22465
8Atlanta Falcons1-22229
9Minnesota Vikings1-1-12853
10Green Bay Packers1-1-12376
11Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-12438
12Miami Dolphins3-030213
13Tennessee Titans2-123123
14Washington Redskins2-122622
15Cincinnati Bengals2-124110
16Baltimore Ravens2-126116
17Chicago Bears2-123017
18Denver Broncos2-121111
19Cleveland Browns1-1-112726
20Pittsburgh Steelers1-1-123418
21Los Angeles Chargers1-215414
22Seattle Seahawks1-213225
23Detroit Lions1-211430
24Dallas Cowboys1-210119
25San Francisco 49ers1-26420
26Indianapolis Colts1-29224
27New York Jets1-28721
28Buffalo Bills1-28232
29New York Giants1-29329
30Oakland Raiders0-33127
31Houston Texans0-33428
32Arizona Cardinals0-31331

Week 4

Poll released: Sep 25

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.