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AFC East mediocre in Ultimate Standings

6/30/2010

ESPN The Magazine's annual Ultimate Standings issue has been drawn up.

The four-sport power poll is "driven by research and fan feedback, looks at MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises’ affordability, bang for the buck, coaching, fan relations, ownership, players, stadium experience and title track to establish a ranking of all 122" major-league clubs.

Here's how AFC East teams made out:

46. New England Patriots

50. New York Jets

58. Miami Dolphins

101. Buffalo Bills

The AFC East also appeared in some subcategories:

Jets coach Rex Ryan tied with Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock for fourth in "Ultimate Skippers." Ahead of them were Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

The Jets scored third-highest in all four sports in a fan poll that rated a recent change in commitment. The Bills rated lowest among NFL teams.