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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (2)9-13682
2New Orleans Saints (10)8-13821
3Los Angeles Rams9-13664
4Los Angeles Chargers7-23366
5Pittsburgh Steelers6-2-13387
6New England Patriots7-33312
7Carolina Panthers6-32915
8Houston Texans6-32909
9Minnesota Vikings5-3-12968
10Chicago Bears6-328510
11Washington Redskins6-326115
12Tennessee Titans5-426017
13Green Bay Packers4-4-123116
14Dallas Cowboys4-520220
15Indianapolis Colts4-518223
16Cincinnati Bengals5-419012
17Miami Dolphins5-515419
18Atlanta Falcons4-518014
19Seattle Seahawks4-521313
20Philadelphia Eagles4-520011
21Baltimore Ravens4-517718
22Cleveland Browns3-6-111627
23Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-68725
24Detroit Lions3-610722
25Buffalo Bills3-77331
26Denver Broncos3-611424
27Jacksonville Jaguars3-610921
28New York Giants2-76330
29New York Jets3-74526
30Arizona Cardinals2-73829
31San Francisco 49ers2-83928
32Oakland Raiders1-81232

Rick Gosselin

Rick Gosselin enters his 45th season reporting on the NFL in 2017. He has covered the Lions, Giants, Chiefs and Cowboys in his career plus 34 Super Bowls. He has served on the Hall of Fame selection committee for 22 years and is a member of both the senior and contributor subcommittees. 

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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.