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As Voted by Alex Marvez

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New Orleans Saints (11)12-23822
2Kansas City Chiefs11-33601
3Houston Texans10-43247
4Los Angeles Chargers (1)11-33684
5Los Angeles Rams11-33373
6Chicago Bears10-43456
7New England Patriots9-53075
8Indianapolis Colts8-627911
9Pittsburgh Steelers8-5-130610
10Dallas Cowboys8-62609
11Seattle Seahawks8-62688
12Tennessee Titans8-623714
13Minnesota Vikings7-6-124713
14Baltimore Ravens8-625612
15Philadelphia Eagles7-722016
16Miami Dolphins7-718715
17Cleveland Browns6-7-120120
18Washington Redskins7-717224
19Denver Broncos6-814718
20Carolina Panthers6-816617
21Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-910822
22New York Giants5-911221
23Green Bay Packers5-8-115319
24Detroit Lions5-99523
25Cincinnati Bengals6-89428
26Atlanta Falcons5-911825
27Buffalo Bills5-99527
28San Francisco 49ers4-106231
29New York Jets4-105226
30Oakland Raiders3-112830
31Jacksonville Jaguars4-103829
32Arizona Cardinals3-111232

Alex Marvez

Writer for Sporting News and a show host on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Has covered the NFL since 1995, including stints as a Bengals, Broncos and Dolphins beat writer.

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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.