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As Voted by Jim Miller

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)6-03841
2New England Patriots4-23694
3Kansas City Chiefs5-13592
4New Orleans Saints4-13523
5Pittsburgh Steelers3-2-129012
6Minnesota Vikings3-2-13059
7Baltimore Ravens4-230810
8Los Angeles Chargers4-231111
9Philadelphia Eagles3-327415
10Carolina Panthers3-22456
11Cincinnati Bengals4-22925
12Green Bay Packers3-2-125314
13Washington Redskins3-221318
14Jacksonville Jaguars3-32067
15Chicago Bears3-22328
16New York Jets3-315024
17Houston Texans3-317621
18Seattle Seahawks3-321719
19Atlanta Falcons2-412827
20Dallas Cowboys3-317423
21Detroit Lions2-314420
22Tennessee Titans3-315213
23Miami Dolphins4-223217
24Cleveland Browns2-3-112316
25Denver Broncos2-48125
26Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310122
27Buffalo Bills2-47826
28Arizona Cardinals1-53630
29Indianapolis Colts1-54229
30New York Giants1-54628
31San Francisco 49ers1-54932
32Oakland Raiders1-51431

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.