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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Bob Glauber

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New Orleans Saints (12)9-13841
2Los Angeles Rams10-13723
3Kansas City Chiefs9-23592
4Pittsburgh Steelers7-2-13404
5New England Patriots7-33416
6Chicago Bears7-332410
7Los Angeles Chargers7-33035
8Houston Texans7-33109
9Minnesota Vikings5-4-12767
10Carolina Panthers6-42788
11Seattle Seahawks5-525214
12Green Bay Packers4-5-120813
13Indianapolis Colts5-524418
14Dallas Cowboys5-523715
15Washington Redskins6-423811
16Baltimore Ravens5-520920
17Denver Broncos4-615723
18Philadelphia Eagles4-615216
19Tennessee Titans5-520612
20Cincinnati Bengals5-515617
21Atlanta Falcons4-615219
22Detroit Lions4-613425
23Miami Dolphins5-515421
24Jacksonville Jaguars3-79524
25New York Giants3-79228
26Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-76426
27Cleveland Browns3-6-110222
28Buffalo Bills3-75927
29New York Jets3-75129
30Oakland Raiders2-83032
31Arizona Cardinals2-82031
32San Francisco 49ers2-83730

Bob Glauber

Has been Newsday's NFL columnist since 1992 and has covered the NFL since 1985, when he was a Giants beat reporter for Gannett Westchester-Rockland Newspapers.

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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.