Pro32: Head to Head

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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (12)5-03841
2Green Bay Packers4-13702
3Philadelphia Eagles4-13417
4Carolina Panthers4-13379
5New England Patriots3-23208
6Seattle Seahawks3-229114
7Denver Broncos3-13295
8Atlanta Falcons3-13404
9Jacksonville Jaguars3-223623
10Los Angeles Rams3-224510
11Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-217917
12Baltimore Ravens3-219321
13Detroit Lions3-22746
14Pittsburgh Steelers3-22613
15Minnesota Vikings3-224318
16Buffalo Bills3-223011
17Washington Redskins2-220715
18New York Jets3-214624
19New Orleans Saints2-214820
20Dallas Cowboys2-319913
21Cincinnati Bengals2-313025
22Miami Dolphins2-210826
23Houston Texans2-319112
24Oakland Raiders2-316116
25Indianapolis Colts2-37230
26Tennessee Titans2-312119
27Arizona Cardinals2-38722
28Los Angeles Chargers1-46329
29Chicago Bears1-45227
30San Francisco 49ers0-53131
31New York Giants0-53428
32Cleveland Browns0-51332

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.