The Mag's Ultimate Standings 2014

The method to our ultimate madness

First: Consulting firm Maddock Douglas surveyed 1,002 North American fans to form 25 criteria for what you want most in return for the emotion, money and time you invest in the 122 MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL teams.

Second: Teaming with NetReflector, an opinion research firm, ESPN.com asked fans to rate their home teams in each area; more than 101,000 of you did! We grouped grades into the categories below. Royals fans, for example, ranked Kauffman Stadium much higher (29) than owner David Glass (112).

Third: Our final measure, bang for the buck, uses calculations developed with Oregon's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center to figure how well teams turn fans' money into wins. FINALLY We combined each team's score across all categories into a weighted average. For example, since fans ranked players as more important than ownership, the former counted for 13.9 percent of a team's final score versus 11.3 percent for the latter. The result? Fan opinion combined with an objective gauge of the cost of winning. Ultimately, everything counts.

Affordability
Price of tickets, parking and concessions
1. Grizzlies
122. Maple Leafs

Coaching:
Strength of on-field leadership
1. Spurs
122. Panthers (NHL)

Fan relations
Courtesy by players, coaches and front offices toward fans, and how well a team uses technology to reach them
1. Spurs
122. Knicks

Ownership
Honesty; loyalty to core players and the community
1. Spurs
122. Marlins

Players
Effort on the field, likability off it
1. Spurs
122. Knicks

Stadium experience
Quality of venue; fan-friendliness of environment; frequency of game-day promotions
1. Giants (MLB)
122. Islanders

Bang for the buck
Wins in the past year, per fan dollars
1. Pacers
122. Maple Leafs

Title track
Championships won or expected within the lifetime of current fans
1. Cardinals (MLB)
122. T-Wolves


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TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
1.Los Angeles Angels153916481121223731
2.New Orleans Pelicans654575653596859481
3.Chicago Bears7781785810898565349
4.Calgary Flames89101846696114666253
5.Atlanta Braves451454804179679242
6.Milwaukee Bucks12011011910432117118116115
7.Miami Dolphins10853121999411111210790
8.Philadelphia Flyers608333499053505171
9.Baltimore Orioles423264863116371365
10.Atlanta Hawks483746722883453894
11.Atlanta Falcons678267336695696070
12.Boston Bruins3933283510671212212
13.Chicago White Sox579348464064648122
14.Chicago Bulls53864161875281135
15.Cincinnati Bengals9915118110911108895110
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
16.Chicago Blackhawks103843857482
17.Detroit Tigers37523683734447346
18.Dallas Mavericks9495131911141017
19.Dallas Cowboys107100109921126910811248
20.Edmonton Oilers1151171028711011811611152
21.Minnesota Twins62916081529738051
22.Golden State Warriors524229768073258572
23.Green Bay Packers855742039252
24.Dallas Stars123515262128232634
25.Toronto Blue Jays8175867997107708744
26.Miami Heat346220166543354524
27.St. Louis Rams88739611374116843240
28.Ottawa Senators922598116104102795999
29.Baltimore Ravens36635711483326195
30.Houston Texans7210848388955577769
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
31.San Diego Padres106161141178151119106119
32.Oklahoma City Thunder7914252327108847
33.San Francisco 49ers27107636865919826
34.Anaheim Ducks22612723184112
35.Philadelphia Phillies8311287599222999329
36.Portland Trail Blazers334127295332204064
37.Arizona Cardinals584085685763542773
38.Vancouver Canucks112107837711999102120100
39.Boston Red Sox80120635011672483912
40.Boston Celtics6611152417575615428
41.Buffalo Bills82689296121068677102
42.Buffalo Sabres75104436324621105796
43.Kansas City Royals71439011229298311489
44.Denver Nuggets987110697718591102117
45.Denver Broncos17553197357274330
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
46.Carolina Hurricanes63574473434810911733
47.Chicago Cubs11712110410111488111104113
48.Minnesota Timberwolves1145911611447115117105122
49.Minnesota Vikings1038410185881137967102
50.Pittsburgh Penguins2524191462155911521
51.Cleveland Indians4613619525465317108
52.Cleveland Cavaliers1017794914465115121109
53.Cleveland Browns110951151117210410496111
54.Detroit Red Wings20563226871265
55.Colorado Rockies91799710846368197118
56.Washington Wizards73289364841007498106
57.Tampa Bay Buccaneers8492100827986954137
58.Nashville Predators40801843620297276
59.Milwaukee Brewers232242221510426482
60.Detroit Pistons105881129851901217431
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
61.Detroit Lions11170120849897113100120
62.Los Angeles Kings526265812232
63.San Francisco Giants329081095171410
64.Utah Jazz68895539275887101102
65.Seattle Seahawks331156913358
66.Florida Panthers102105621093081101122116
67.Cincinnati Reds282038232231769055
68.Brooklyn Nets7666667010137905586
69.New England Patriots43445131996116217
70.Colorado Avalanche16123239604224725
71.Houston Astros95106103946470607685
72.New York Knicks12111512211812191122108112
73.New Orleans Saints14292224383813410
74.San Jose Sharks313117204526774775
75.Washington Nationals517247456144317959
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
76.Philadelphia 76ers9310389895593986367
77.New York Jets113971109311710510044105
78.Tampa Bay Lightning621201845333126
79.Pittsburgh Pirates22745100108383482
80.Sacramento Kings85858051421081076994
81.Pittsburgh Steelers3869377495630368
82.Washington Capitals949959521057410391107
83.New York Mets118981131191159310511088
84.Phoenix Suns647469785982403092
85.Philadelphia Eagles696777559389582977
86.Toronto Maple Leafs122122117105122109120113121
87.St. Louis Cardinals195810933611491
88.San Antonio Spurs1811318115
89.San Diego Chargers1004795106102120775690
90.Phoenix Coyotes41363175566511884
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
91.Arizona Diamondbacks301156831854758641
92.Memphis Grizzlies4613321266862
93.Carolina Panthers26458625678435157
94.Columbus Blue Jackets212323541714324979
95.Miami Marlins9687991226768528438
96.Toronto Raptors74547174107764658101
97.Washington Redskins10911610588111112969954
98.Winnipeg Jets97114744210384977597
99.Tampa Bay Rays35184089992491957
100.Charlotte Hornets292730561445413379
101.Jacksonville Jaguars441132428219471260
102.Minnesota Wild24511215394176161
103.Seattle Mariners90768810382249371114
104.Los Angeles Clippers5950681076877281563
105.Kansas City Chiefs563079477049652486
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
106.New York Islanders11696107121771228911893
107.New York Yankees86119733711880624615
108.Houston Rockets494670445450688945
109.Tennessee Titans10461108102781031068398
110.Montreal Canadiens5565382110039636539
111.Oakland Athletics5034341201311951636
112.Indiana Pacers1816530825926668
113.Indianapolis Colts131925573617152119
114.New Jersey Devils477826605040387019
115.Los Angeles Dodgers614891277646948243
116.Orlando Magic78102816763418210278
117.New York Giants79948234113101712315
118.St. Louis Blues11179171635342874
119.Texas Rangers546450713430554766
120.Los Angeles Lakers871187253109607111922
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
121.Oakland Raiders1191091111158312111410956
122.New York Rangers7060356912067363549

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