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As Voted by Jim Miller

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

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.