College football and basketball has the AP Top 25 polls, now pro football has the first-ever AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
The Green Bay Packers, coming off a 15-1 regular season a year ago, received 374 points from a panel of 12 sports writers and broadcasters who regularly cover the league. The Packers got five first place votes, as did the Giants, who beat the Packers in the playoffs last season, but it’s the Packers who are #1 in the first poll.
New England is second in the first poll released today, followed by the Giants. San Francisco is 4th and Baltimore 5th.
Once the NFL season starts, the AP Pro32 rankings will be updated weekly. The next AP Pro32 poll is scheduled to be released Sept. 4, one day before the start of the NFL regular season.