Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Updated: November 30, 3:06 PM ET
SportsNation: The Ultimate Standings
ESPN The Magazine's Fan Satisfaction Rankings: Where fans rate every team (1-121)
We know what really matters to fans -- because you told us. We surveyed more than 31,000 fans in SportsNation, and you told us what you want from your favorite team. And then you told us how well your favorite franchise repays you for all the love and money you devote to it.
BNG (Bang for the Buck): Revenues directly from fans divided by wins in the past three years
FRL (Fan Relations): Ease of access to players, coaches & management
OWN (Ownership): Honesty; loyalty to players and city
AFF (Affordability): Price of tickets, parking and concessions
STD (Stadium Experience): Friendliness of environment; quality of game-day promotions
PLA (Players): Effort on the field; likability off it
CCH (Coach/Manager): Strong on-field leadership
CHA (Championships): Titles already won or expected -- soon
Below, you can check the Ultimate Standings to see:
Where your favorite team stands
How each NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB team ranks in its own sport.
How the franchises in each major market compare with each other
How each team does in each category, such as "Fan Relations" and "Stadium Experience"
To get the full story behind the Ultimate Standings, see these pages:
What it all means | The method to our madness
Or look at the table to the right to see the eight categories by which you, the fans of SportsNation, ranked your teams.
Click on the team name and the table headings to learn more. Most of all, just click around, explore and enjoy.
Note: The Houston Texans and Charlotte Bobcats are not ranked in the "Bang for the Buck" category or in the overall standings because they have not been in existence for three full years. They are ranked, however, in the other seven categories.