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As Voted by Alex Marvez

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (9)2-03804
2Jacksonville Jaguars (3)2-03755
3Kansas City Chiefs2-03407
4New England Patriots1-13271
5Minnesota Vikings1-0-13413
6Cincinnati Bengals2-027516
7Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-030715
8Los Angeles Chargers1-122519
9Atlanta Falcons1-127910
10Philadelphia Eagles1-13132
11Miami Dolphins2-023718
12Green Bay Packers1-0-13156
13Denver Broncos2-025014
14Cleveland Browns0-1-18727
15Baltimore Ravens1-12059
16Carolina Panthers1-12478
17Pittsburgh Steelers0-1-119011
18Chicago Bears1-119122
19New Orleans Saints1-120613
20New York Jets1-115317
21Washington Redskins1-114112
22San Francisco 49ers1-116123
23Dallas Cowboys1-116425
24Tennessee Titans1-113026
25Indianapolis Colts1-112129
26Oakland Raiders0-27028
27New York Giants0-26524
28Detroit Lions0-24430
29Seattle Seahawks0-28921
30Houston Texans0-26720
31Arizona Cardinals0-22331
32Buffalo Bills0-21832

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 18

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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.