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As Voted by Jim Miller

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)11-13842
2New England Patriots9-33524
3Kansas City Chiefs10-23623
4New Orleans Saints10-23641
5Houston Texans9-33327
6Los Angeles Chargers9-33286
7Seattle Seahawks7-529110
8Chicago Bears8-43055
9Pittsburgh Steelers7-4-12948
10Baltimore Ravens7-525613
11Dallas Cowboys7-527812
12Minnesota Vikings6-5-12599
13Denver Broncos6-622516
14Carolina Panthers6-619914
15Philadelphia Eagles6-623117
16Indianapolis Colts6-621711
17Tennessee Titans6-619918
18Washington Redskins6-615915
19Miami Dolphins6-618121
20Cleveland Browns4-7-112820
21Atlanta Falcons4-811922
22Detroit Lions4-89723
23New York Giants4-811927
24Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-714426
25Buffalo Bills4-87825
26Jacksonville Jaguars4-89028
27Green Bay Packers4-7-112919
28Cincinnati Bengals5-78824
29Arizona Cardinals3-94832
30San Francisco 49ers2-101930
31Oakland Raiders2-102331
32New York Jets3-93829

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.