The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Jenny Vrentas

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

Jenny Vrentas

Jenny Vrentas is in her second season as an NFL writer for Sports Illustrated and The Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB). She previously spent six seasons covering the NFL for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., including stints as the Giants beat writer and the Jets beat writer.

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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.