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As Voted by Jim Miller

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (7)11-23793
2New Orleans Saints (5)11-23762
3Los Angeles Chargers10-33446
4Los Angeles Rams11-23591
5Seattle Seahawks8-53019
6Chicago Bears9-43277
7New England Patriots9-43294
8Houston Texans9-43075
9Dallas Cowboys8-529910
10Pittsburgh Steelers7-5-12678
11Baltimore Ravens7-625512
12Indianapolis Colts7-625615
13Minnesota Vikings6-6-123211
14Tennessee Titans7-623116
15Miami Dolphins7-622418
16Carolina Panthers6-717616
17Philadelphia Eagles6-720613
18Cleveland Browns5-7-116722
19Denver Broncos6-717214
20New York Giants5-815423
21Detroit Lions5-811425
22Green Bay Packers5-7-117121
23Atlanta Falcons4-98823
24Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-812820
25Washington Redskins6-711119
26Buffalo Bills4-97128
27San Francisco 49ers3-104032
28Oakland Raiders3-104131
29New York Jets4-97730
30Cincinnati Bengals5-86227
31Jacksonville Jaguars4-95626
32Arizona Cardinals3-101629

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.