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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

Dallas Morning News
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New Orleans Saints (11)13-33821
2Los Angeles Rams13-33612
3Kansas City Chiefs (1)12-43574
4Chicago Bears12-43593
5Los Angeles Chargers12-43305
6Houston Texans11-52978
7New England Patriots11-53306
8Indianapolis Colts10-629410
9Seattle Seahawks10-62857
10Dallas Cowboys10-626911
11Baltimore Ravens10-62929
12Pittsburgh Steelers9-6-124112
13Philadelphia Eagles9-725515
14Tennessee Titans9-721914
15Minnesota Vikings8-7-121813
16Cleveland Browns7-8-121416
17Atlanta Falcons7-917320
18Carolina Panthers7-915621
19Miami Dolphins7-916617
20Green Bay Packers6-9-115618
21Washington Redskins7-914818
22Buffalo Bills6-1012225
23Detroit Lions6-1011427
24Denver Broncos6-1010623
25Cincinnati Bengals6-108426
26Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-119823
27New York Giants5-1111122
28Jacksonville Jaguars5-115328
29New York Jets4-124929
30San Francisco 49ers4-125330
31Oakland Raiders4-123231
32Arizona Cardinals3-131232

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.