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A look at the results from the Phinsider quarterback rankings.

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Earlier this month, we asked our readers to rank the 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL. Today, we go back and take a look at the results from the poll. Who came out as the top quarterback in the league? Who were the nine quarterbacks who did not receive a first place vote?

And, most importantly for us, where did Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill come in on the list?

As was explained in the post with the poll, some of the starters are assumed starters for next year, or best guesses at what a team may do. Will Robert Griffin III be starting for Washington? What's the status of Sam Bradford in St. Louis? E.J. Manuel is the only quarterback in Buffalo at this point.

Looking at the results, which will be completely broken down below, I think we were fairly accurate with out rankings. Aaron Rodgers as the top quarterback in the league makes sense, with nearly 300 votes putting him in the top spot, followed by Peyton Manning (2nd; 60 first place votes), Tom Brady (3rd; 73), Andrew Luck (4th; 8), and Ben Roethlisberger (5th; 3). The top five all are quarterbacks worthy of being in that list - though it would be iteresting to re-visit this list after Manning looked old during Sunday's playoff game.

Tannehill came in 10th in this ranking, which did include 32 votes as the top quarterback in the league. It may have been a little high for him, though it does probably put him in the right group of quarterbacks. His standard deviation was the second highest among the top ten, trailing just Russell Wilson(8th; 6). Tannehill finished behind Philip Rivers (9th; 1), and ahead of Joe Flacco (11th; 2). I probably would have had Flacco ahead of Tannehill, as well as Eli Manning (14th; 2) and maybe Matt Ryan (12th; 0), but anywhere in the 10-14 range seems about right. Again, 10th feels too high to me, but there are not a lot of quarterbacks behind Tannehill in our list that I feel like have to be ahead of Miami's third-year passer.

The bottom five of the league were Johnny Manziel (32nd; 1), Geno Smith (31st; 0), E.J. Manuel (30th; 1), Zach Metteberger (29th; 1), and Josh McCown (28th; 0).

Here is the full breakdown of our results, including the number of first place votes for all of the quarterbacks (Ryan, Cam Newton, Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Robert Griffin III, Mark Sanchez, McCown, and Geno Smith were the nine who did not receive a first place vote), the total number of times each quarterback appeared on a ballot; the standard deviation in the responses for each quarterback, the average ranking (mean; which set the order of the list), the median number from all the rankings received for each quarterback (median), and the most commonly received ranking for each (mode).

Rank Player 1st Place Votes Number of Total Responses STD Dev Mean Median Mode
1 Aaron Rodgers, GB 292 434 6.3823487 1.7995392 1 1
2 Peyton Manning, DEN 60 433 5.491115 3.2794457 3 2
3 Tom Brady, NE 73 436 1.7719053 3.8807339 2 2
4 Andrew Luck, IND 8 417 5.2088229 5.9856115 5 4
5 Ben Roethlisberger, PIT 3 413 6.4296068 6.7602906 6 5
6 Tony Romo, DAL 9 408 6.6255159 7.3284314 7 8
7 Drew Brees, NO 4 405 2.8722813 7.4814815 6 5
8 Russell Wilson, SEA 6 413 7.253232 8.6561743 8 9
9 Philip Rivers, SD 1 395 6.2836594 8.7164557 8 7
10 Ryan Tannehill, MIA 32 471 7.0975348 10.81104 11 10
11 Joe Flacco, BAL 2 369 4.9575345 11.487805 11 8
12 Matt Ryan, ATL 0 378 6.6255159 11.677249 11 9
13 Matthew Stafford, DET 3 383 7.0433923 11.78329 11 11
14 Eli Manning, NYG 2 361 5.2793081 14.387812 14 12
15 Cam Newton, CAR 0 348 6.2405397 14.873563 14 13
16 Carson Palmer, ARI 0 333 6.3267167 15.591592 15 14
17 Alex Smith, KC 0 344 6.9191763 16.343023 16 15
18 Andy Dalton, CIN 3 338 4.460657 16.677515 16 16
19 Colin Kaepernick, SF 1 347 5.0558405 16.893372 17 17
20 Jay Cutler, CHI 1 306 3.9760022 20.660131 20 16
21 Teddy Bridgewater, MIN 2 325 1.8998355 21.366154 21 21
22 Derek Carr, OAK 2 314 3.5043221 22.372611 23 21
23 Sam Bradford, STL 1 323 1.4523688 22.520124 22 22
24 Ryan Fitzpatrick, HOU 0 311 4.7728685 22.948553 24 24
25 Robert Griffin III, WAS 0 307 4.6493237 23.198697 24 26
26 Mark Sanchez, PHI 0 294 6.9436909 23.221088 24 25
27 Blake Bortles, JAX 3 318 0.788095 25.066038 26 26
28 Josh McCown, TB 0 306 6.0246888 26.575163 28 29
29 Zach Mettenberger, TEN 1 301 6.1288253 26.69103 28 29
30 E.J. Manuel, BUF 1 308 5.606567 26.746753 28 30
31 Geno Smith, NYJ 0 291 6.9930211 27.621993 30 32
32 Johnny Manziel, CLE 1 306 5.9357728 29.189542 31 32