NEW YORK (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers top the first-ever AP Pro32 NFL power rankings, a new pro football version of the AP Top 25 college football and basketball polls.

Once the NFL season starts, the AP Pro32 rankings will be updated weekly.

Green Bay is followed by New England and the New York Giants. Indianapolis is projected as the worst team in the NFL heading into the 2012 season.

The Packers, coming off a 15-1 record but without a championship, 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 Green Bay on their way to a Super Bowl win over the Patriots last season.

The Associated Press NFL Pro32 Power Rankings, as voted by a 12-member panel, with 32 points for a first-place vote, 1 for a 32nd-place vote. First-place votes in parentheses, 2011 record:

RANKTEAM2011 RECORDPOINTSPV
1Green Bay Packers (5)15-1374--
2New England Patriots (2)13-3369--
3New York Giants (5)9-7362--
4San Francisco 49ers13-3336--
5Baltimore Ravens12-4315--
6Houston Texans10-6314--
7Pittsburgh Steelers12-4308--
8Philadelphia Eagles8-8290--
9New Orleans Saints13-3272--
10Denver Broncos8-8271--
11Chicago Bears8-8257--
11Detroit Lions10-6257--
13Atlanta Falcons10-6255--
14Cincinnati Bengals9-7218--
15Dallas Cowboys8-8217--
16San Diego Chargers8-8216--
17New York Jets8-8189--
18Kansas City Chiefs7-9182--
19Buffalo Bills6-10169--
20Carolina Panthers6-10167--
21Tennessee Titans9-7162--
22Seattle Seahawks7-9137--
23Arizona Cardinals8-8115--
23Oakland Raiders8-8115--
25Washington Redskins5-11101--
26Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-12100--
27Miami Dolphins6-1064--
28St. Louis Rams2-1455--
29Minnesota Vikings3-1349--
30Cleveland Browns4-1242--
31Jacksonville Jaguars5-1131--
32Indianapolis Colts2-1426--

Voter Panel
Chris Berman, ESPN
Clifton Brown, Sporting News
Cris Collinsworth, NBC Sports
Rich Gannon, CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio
Bob Glauber, Newsday
Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News
Clark Judge, CBSSports.com
Ira Kaufman, Tampa Tribune
Pat Kirwan, SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com
John Lynch, Fox Sports
Alex Marvez, Foxsports.com
Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune