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As Voted by Jim Miller

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Pittsburgh Steelers (2)2-03436
2Kansas City Chiefs (8)2-03782
3Carolina Panthers2-026310
4New England Patriots1-13424
5Oakland Raiders (1)2-03476
6Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-024815
7Tennessee Titans1-121016
8Atlanta Falcons (1)2-03585
9Seattle Seahawks1-12558
10Green Bay Packers1-13021
11Baltimore Ravens2-029212
12Philadelphia Eagles1-123411
13Detroit Lions2-028813
14Denver Broncos2-032114
15Minnesota Vikings1-12309
16Miami Dolphins1-020018
17Dallas Cowboys1-12663
18Arizona Cardinals1-114522
19Houston Texans1-115524
20Washington Redskins1-116723
21New York Giants0-211117
22Buffalo Bills1-112625
23Jacksonville Jaguars1-113919
24Cincinnati Bengals0-26727
25New Orleans Saints0-28926
26Los Angeles Rams1-113820
27Los Angeles Chargers0-212021
28San Francisco 49ers0-25130
29Chicago Bears0-25228
30Cleveland Browns0-25229
31Indianapolis Colts0-23031
32New York Jets0-21732

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 19

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.