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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)3-03841
2Philadelphia Eagles2-13517
3Kansas City Chiefs3-03674
4Jacksonville Jaguars2-13322
5Minnesota Vikings1-1-12853
6Miami Dolphins3-030213
7Baltimore Ravens2-126116
8Denver Broncos2-121111
9Green Bay Packers1-1-12376
10New England Patriots1-22465
11Cincinnati Bengals2-124110
12New Orleans Saints2-131615
13Pittsburgh Steelers1-1-123418
14Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-12438
15Washington Redskins2-122622
16Carolina Panthers2-129312
17Chicago Bears2-123017
18Tennessee Titans2-123123
19New York Jets1-28721
20Atlanta Falcons1-22229
21Los Angeles Chargers1-215414
22Buffalo Bills1-28232
23Seattle Seahawks1-213225
24Dallas Cowboys1-210119
25Indianapolis Colts1-29224
26Detroit Lions1-211430
27New York Giants1-29329
28Cleveland Browns1-1-112726
29San Francisco 49ers1-26420
30Houston Texans0-33428
31Arizona Cardinals0-31331
32Oakland Raiders0-33127

Week 4

Poll released: Sep 25

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.