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As Voted by John Czarnecki

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Philadelphia Eagles (6)1-03661
2Los Angeles Rams (3)1-03604
3Minnesota Vikings1-03633
4Jacksonville Jaguars1-03407
5New England Patriots (3)1-03672
6Green Bay Packers1-03119
7Baltimore Ravens1-027614
8Kansas City Chiefs1-030313
9New Orleans Saints0-12176
10Washington Redskins1-024122
11Carolina Panthers1-029711
12Atlanta Falcons0-12578
13Denver Broncos1-021323
14Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-021029
15New York Jets1-018932
16Pittsburgh Steelers0-0-12475
17Cincinnati Bengals1-019524
18Miami Dolphins1-018627
19Los Angeles Chargers0-118410
20Houston Texans0-115512
21New York Giants0-112320
22Oakland Raiders0-19221
23San Francisco 49ers0-113015
24Cleveland Browns0-0-19331
25Seattle Seahawks0-114218
26Dallas Cowboys0-19616
27Chicago Bears0-113828
28Indianapolis Colts0-15130
29Tennessee Titans0-19517
30Arizona Cardinals0-13524
31Detroit Lions0-14819
32Buffalo Bills0-11626

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John Czarnecki

John Czarneck, whose first pro football interview was of Johnny Unitas in Buffalo’s War Memorial stadium for the Rochester Times-Union, has been the editorial consultant for Fox NFL Sunday since its inception 20 years ago. He previously worked at CBS Sports. The winner of four Sports Emmys for work on NFL studio shows, Czarnecki wrote the book “Football for Dummies” with Howie Long.

Czar’s first full season covering the NFL was 1979 and he worked for such newspapers as the Herald-Examiner in Los Angeles and the The National Sports Daily. He has served nine times as a Super Bowl pool reporter and is a longtime selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a member of its Seniors 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 pro32.ap.org/poll will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.