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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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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
7Chicago Bears8-43055
8Seattle Seahawks7-529110
9Minnesota Vikings6-5-12599
10Pittsburgh Steelers7-4-12948
11Dallas Cowboys7-527812
12Baltimore Ravens7-525613
13Denver Broncos6-622516
14Miami Dolphins6-618121
15Tennessee Titans6-619918
16Philadelphia Eagles6-623117
17Carolina Panthers6-619914
18Washington Redskins6-615915
19Indianapolis Colts6-621711
20Green Bay Packers4-7-112919
21Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-714426
22Cleveland Browns4-7-112820
23Atlanta Falcons4-811922
24Jacksonville Jaguars4-89028
25Detroit Lions4-89723
26New York Giants4-811927
27Buffalo Bills4-87825
28Cincinnati Bengals5-78824
29New York Jets3-93829
30Arizona Cardinals3-94832
31San Francisco 49ers2-101930
32Oakland Raiders2-102331

Jeff Legwold

Jeff Legwold covers the NFL and the Broncos for ESPN/ This will be his 10th season in Denver after five years at Rocky Mountain News and four years at Denver Post. He also covered the Titans for nine years and has covered the Steelers and Bills. He has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 and is currently first vice president of the Pro Football Writers of America. 

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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.