Pro32: Head to Head

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As Voted by Ira Kaufman

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)11-13842
2New Orleans Saints10-23641
3Kansas City Chiefs10-23623
4New England Patriots9-33524
5Los Angeles Chargers9-33286
6Houston Texans9-33327
7Dallas Cowboys7-527812
8Seattle Seahawks7-529110
9Chicago Bears8-43055
10Baltimore Ravens7-525613
11Pittsburgh Steelers7-4-12948
12Minnesota Vikings6-5-12599
13Philadelphia Eagles6-623117
14Denver Broncos6-622516
15Tennessee Titans6-619918
16Indianapolis Colts6-621711
17Carolina Panthers6-619914
18Miami Dolphins6-618121
19Washington Redskins6-615915
20Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-714426
21Cincinnati Bengals5-78824
22Jacksonville Jaguars4-89028
23New York Giants4-811927
24Atlanta Falcons4-811922
25Detroit Lions4-89723
26Green Bay Packers4-7-112919
27Cleveland Browns4-7-112820
28Arizona Cardinals3-94832
29Buffalo Bills4-87825
30Oakland Raiders2-102331
31New York Jets3-93829
32San Francisco 49ers2-101930

Ira Kaufman

Ira Kaufman has reported on pro football since 1979, when he worked for United Press International in New York and covered a Giants team featuring rookie head coach Ray Perkins and rookie quarterback Phil Simms. He has written on 25 Super Bowls and represents Tampa Bay on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

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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 will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.