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As Voted by Jim Miller

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Philadelphia Eagles (11)9-13831
2Minnesota Vikings8-23456
3New England Patriots (1)8-23712
4Pittsburgh Steelers8-23583
5New Orleans Saints8-23434
6Detroit Lions6-426113
7Carolina Panthers7-33128
8Atlanta Falcons6-428512
9Los Angeles Rams7-33145
10Jacksonville Jaguars7-329610
11Baltimore Ravens5-521719
12Seattle Seahawks6-42709
13Kansas City Chiefs6-42687
14Tennessee Titans6-424111
15Los Angeles Chargers4-620221
16Washington Redskins4-619217
17Dallas Cowboys5-520714
18Cincinnati Bengals4-612726
19Green Bay Packers5-516116
20Oakland Raiders4-614718
21Houston Texans4-615624
22Buffalo Bills5-517015
23Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-610728
24Arizona Cardinals4-612020
25New York Jets4-611722
26Denver Broncos3-77625
27Indianapolis Colts3-75729
28New York Giants2-84031
29Chicago Bears3-76327
30San Francisco 49ers1-92830
31Miami Dolphins4-69023
32Cleveland Browns0-101232

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.