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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)6-03841
2New Orleans Saints4-13523
3New England Patriots4-23694
4Kansas City Chiefs5-13592
5Los Angeles Chargers4-231111
6Minnesota Vikings3-2-13059
7Baltimore Ravens4-230810
8Pittsburgh Steelers3-2-129012
9Cincinnati Bengals4-22925
10Philadelphia Eagles3-327415
11Detroit Lions2-314420
12Green Bay Packers3-2-125314
13Houston Texans3-317621
14Washington Redskins3-221318
15Miami Dolphins4-223217
16Seattle Seahawks3-321719
17Dallas Cowboys3-317423
18Jacksonville Jaguars3-32067
19Carolina Panthers3-22456
20Chicago Bears3-22328
21Cleveland Browns2-3-112316
22New York Jets3-315024
23Atlanta Falcons2-412827
24Tennessee Titans3-315213
25Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310122
26Buffalo Bills2-47826
27Denver Broncos2-48125
28New York Giants1-54628
29San Francisco 49ers1-54932
30Indianapolis Colts1-54229
31Arizona Cardinals1-53630
32Oakland Raiders1-51431

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.