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No. 9: Texas Rangers

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 10, 2012, 1:15 PM ET
By Doug Mittler | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 12 Title track: 41 Ownership: 7 Coaching: 27 Players: 3 Fan relations: 11 Affordability: 19 Stadium experience: 29 Bang for the buck: 23

Back-to-back trips to the World Series have moved the Texas Rangers into our top 10 for the first time since the standings debuted in 2003. The Rangers, and baseball in general, may no longer play second fiddle in the land of Friday Night Lights, and even Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recognizes the Rangers' popularity. Why else would there ...

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