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As Voted by Jim Miller

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Philadelphia Eagles (5)5-13763
2Minnesota Vikings4-231412
3Pittsburgh Steelers4-234510
4Kansas City Chiefs (6)5-13731
5Carolina Panthers4-23165
6New England Patriots (1)4-23547
7Green Bay Packers4-22602
8Houston Texans3-324218
9Washington Redskins3-224715
10Los Angeles Rams4-229211
11New Orleans Saints3-223421
12Seattle Seahawks3-23018
13Detroit Lions3-32079
14Cincinnati Bengals2-310823
15Buffalo Bills3-222414
16Atlanta Falcons3-22864
17Denver Broncos3-22646
18Miami Dolphins3-215825
19Dallas Cowboys2-318116
20New York Jets3-314322
21Tennessee Titans3-315124
22Jacksonville Jaguars3-317913
23Arizona Cardinals3-314726
24Los Angeles Chargers2-49328
25New York Giants1-56030
26Chicago Bears2-45529
27Baltimore Ravens3-313317
28Oakland Raiders2-410920
29Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310819
30Indianapolis Colts2-44027
31San Francisco 49ers0-62431
32Cleveland Browns0-61232

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 will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.