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


Click on table headings to sort by category.

TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
1.Oakland Athletics1113893510088018
2.Philadelphia Eagles721710441116442
3.Montreal Expos77310512121195769116
4.Arizona Diamondbacks24191326924491
5.Miami Dolphins6518161540224641
6.San Antonio Spurs36891913257110
7.New Orleans Hornets34774972784503973
8.Edmonton Oilers981439836393535
9.Milwaukee Bucks5899057458310810394
10.Green Bay Packers11032141096
11.Ottawa Senators261132495047455658
12.New Jersey Devils4012637810611040565
13.Anaheim Angels101320462022111
14.Detroit Red Wings8146134335553
15.Sacramento Kings41543171472129
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
16.Colorado Avalanche141624224225346315
17.Pittsburgh Steelers151727152438522933
18.Minnesota Timberwolves291847603173417192
19.New York Giants4319823710498777723
20.Philadelphia 76ers24206626512831652
21.Buffalo Sabres9021106115827711596107
22.Minnesota Twins382240107411233412
23.Toronto Raptors5423645067278811087
24.Oakland Raiders332437704895185125
25.Dallas Mavericks5251412321340
26.New Orleans Saints482668825978591769
27.St. Louis Blues212722172926334176
28.Calgary Flames7628809138939512072
29.San Jose Sharks462954639132619165
30.Carolina Hurricanes183010342511203747
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
31.San Francisco 49ers313150384787296713
32.Baltimore Ravens1932261953163088
33.Portland Trail Blazers11033121110112921218996
34.Indiana Pacers12342161010176643
35.Utah Jazz3535613341535333103
36.Indianapolis Colts5036598430103372256
37.Phoenix Coyotes6337656163115794186
38.Detroit Pistons13381527929121121
39.St. Louis Rams413945586067669814
40.New England Patriots1640131252241666
41.Denver Broncos324158256846674915
42.Toronto Blue Jays6942897786102908727
43.San Diego Padres594372764388765277
44.Florida Marlins1004497118721206911146
45.Los Angeles Dodgers564581793551916134
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
46.Chicago White Sox85469998761019499102
47.New York Jets5247493197113422561
48.Atlanta Falcons23481620349366538
49.Tampa Bay Buccaneers2049232322129535
50.Los Angeles Lakers375060181056074149
51.Phoenix Suns625179645657739483
52.Dallas Stars225211114618194710
53.Vancouver Canucks305328368148272370
54.Montreal Canadiens4954484357637510123
55.Seattle Mariners365531408762610060
56.New York Yankees2756292494371424
57.Washington Capitals685743301024111211299
58.Orlando Magic445839552885546058
59.St. Louis Cardinals1759781319152922
60.Tennessee Titans256012351817231031
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
61.Kansas City Royals836110111474310210284
62.Philadelphia Phillies7162837165118633555
63.Cincinnati Reds936310910840949311439
64.Boston Celtics426444678859281937
65.Atlanta Braves396567595539473217
66.Seattle Sonics556656627172492680
67.Pittsburgh Penguins5367304533104518430
68.Philadelphia Flyers6768756611364864766
69.New York Islanders576936427499655957
70.Buffalo Bills4770354114704810351
71.Miami Heat607146535861922493
72.Toronto Maple Leafs6572714811744585881
73.Colorado Rockies101731101061085211182115
74.Los Angeles Kings4574344710323381771
75.Cleveland Indians92759611189318410789
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
76.Denver Nuggets8476939270508092113
77.Seattle Seahawks7877857299559885100
78.Arizona Cardinals1127811711910012110341118
79.San Francisco Giants51797032777556245
80.Minnesota Vikings10280108100951141057381
81.Kansas City Chiefs288125142315351148
82.Boston Bruins81827710211880112879
83.New York Mets8883102681071071007831
84.New Jersey Nets6684555298109133854
85.Milwaukee Brewers107851151124966118113120
86.Cleveland Cavaliers10686116109101106106105110
87.Nashville Predators7487418732206895114
88.Chicago Bears9588928890918210953
89.Chicago Blackhawks108891141161151059626108
90.Baltimore Orioles989010310392341047673
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
91.Cleveland Browns649162296462622066
92.Boston Red Sox89927844119658388101
93.Chicago Cubs829384858489741106
94.Memphis Grizzlies739452651189714598
95.New York Knicks11795118991218211711695
96.Atlanta Hawks111961009411497109117117
97.San Diego Chargers8097698978108461562
98.Los Angeles Clippers1059810711761717096112
99.Jacksonville Jaguars709942513756648362
100.Detroit Lions11510011310111079113121119
101.Houston Astros7210153563930439289
102.Anaheim Mighty Ducks7510251736945567088
103.Pittsburgh Pirates971039581792110710685
104.Washington Redskins87104768011158858626
105.Florida Panthers8610586907354815364
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
106.Dallas Cowboys94106887466867211819
107.Houston Rockets6110733283690321528
108.Texas Rangers9610891868042897997
109.Tampa Bay Devil Rays1141091111139611711439111
110.Golden State Warriors103110949683968764104
111.Detroit Tigers116111119105109811208175
112.Washington Wizards91112736975757875108
113.Tampa Bay Lightning7911357751635606791
114.New York Rangers109114104831207611610844
115.Carolina Panthers991151125462681015468
116.Cincinnati Bengals118116120120116116119119121
117.Chicago Bulls104117981048574997420
118.Atlanta Thrashers11311887959369110114105
119.Houston TexansN/AN/A57215213149
120.Minnesota WildN/AN/A25614350
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
121.Columbus Blue JacketsN/AN/A921542449078

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