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As Voted by Jim Miller

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Philadelphia Eagles (12)8-13841
2Minnesota Vikings7-23355
3New England Patriots7-23673
4Pittsburgh Steelers7-23542
5Los Angeles Rams7-23364
6New Orleans Saints7-23406
7Carolina Panthers7-33049
8Seattle Seahawks6-328710
9Kansas City Chiefs6-33097
10Detroit Lions5-423815
11Tennessee Titans6-326012
12Jacksonville Jaguars6-327011
13Atlanta Falcons5-424716
14Green Bay Packers5-419918
15Dallas Cowboys5-42328
16Washington Redskins4-519814
17Buffalo Bills5-421313
18Oakland Raiders4-518717
19Baltimore Ravens4-516719
20Cincinnati Bengals3-69627
21Los Angeles Chargers3-613021
22Houston Texans3-611124
23Arizona Cardinals4-514423
24Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-67229
25New York Jets4-612520
26Denver Broncos3-610325
27Indianapolis Colts3-76128
28Miami Dolphins4-512222
29Chicago Bears3-67326
30San Francisco 49ers1-93631
31New York Giants1-82430
32Cleveland Browns0-91232

Jim Miller

Jim Miller, 42, is a 12-year veteran of the NFL who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1994.  The quarterback played for several teams, most notably the Chicago Bears, and won a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots.  A former Michigan State player who still holds many school passing records, Miller has been the MSU football color commentator for seven years. He currently hosts SiriusXM NFL Radio’s show ``Moving the Chains’’ and works for the Big Ten Network and Chicago Comcast Sportsnet.   

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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.