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As Voted by Jim Miller

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Minnesota Vikings (2)10-23693
2New England Patriots (9)10-23812
3Pittsburgh Steelers10-23503
4Philadelphia Eagles (1)10-23591
5Los Angeles Rams9-33345
6New Orleans Saints9-33286
7Seattle Seahawks8-43139
8Baltimore Ravens7-525514
9Carolina Panthers8-42937
10Tennessee Titans8-427211
11Atlanta Falcons7-52668
12Jacksonville Jaguars8-428410
13Kansas City Chiefs6-620615
14Los Angeles Chargers6-625013
15Oakland Raiders6-620119
16Detroit Lions6-619512
17Green Bay Packers6-619421
18Buffalo Bills6-618416
19Dallas Cowboys6-619518
20Washington Redskins5-714317
21Cincinnati Bengals5-714220
22New York Jets5-714824
23Arizona Cardinals5-712321
24Houston Texans4-89623
25Miami Dolphins5-711426
26Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-88625
27Denver Broncos3-94927
28Indianapolis Colts3-95528
29San Francisco 49ers2-105931
30Chicago Bears3-95229
31New York Giants2-102830
32Cleveland Browns0-121232

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.