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.San Antonio Spurs1412471182
2.Tennessee Titans74891913112721
3.Detroit Pistons41871791832423
4.Florida Marlins2414278271034144
5.Kansas City Chiefs5444419105233
6.New Jersey Devils446623551041056233
7.Dallas Mavericks2122520371734
8.New England Patriots132922327422869
9.Minnesota Wild11796141429436
10.Utah Jazz26402521363410396
11.Minnesota Twins5113411165115114322
12.Baltimore Ravens22773612411612356
13.Detroit Red Wings153453625513785
14.Colorado Avalanche12301065915145910
15.Anaheim Angels6191118211915511
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
16.Sacramento Kings142514103232165547
17.New Orleans Hornets30924701247177470
18.Philadelphia 76ers352770244252188558
19.Green Bay Packers324316419518
20.Montreal Expos9739912121192058117
21.Houston TexansN/AN/A88406213760
22.New York Yankees2859303592432281
23.Tampa Bay Lightning275021501523233053
24.Vancouver Canucks202212228133243355
25.Memphis Grizzlies381051934385251977
26.St. Louis Cardinals184915151837265724
27.Philadelphia Eagles23234538262274061
28.Indiana Pacers1746517119282946
29.Minnesota T'wolves291638292373295268
30.Indianapolis Colts4011399025102303150
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
31.Oakland Athletics6676211510110318330
32.Carolina Panthers4211267233140322144
33.St. Louis Rams344335526663337518
34.Denver Broncos1953429552434207
35.Philadelphia Flyers4176292810254351659
36.Atlanta Thrashers5911763427129361354
37.Los Angeles Kings488569458628372267
38.Arizona Diamondbacks9518203417386114
39.New Jersey Nets805771103106112398651
40.Milwaukee Bucks461561742994405484
41.Edmonton Oilers811657844414441
42.Pittsburgh Steelers163720133030423629
43.Kansas City Royals25363777112431548
44.Denver Nuggets689750633345446898
45.Seattle Mariners6710932517913458279
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
46.Anaheim Mighty Ducks378231564521462645
47.St. Louis Blues212328162825473969
48.Boston Bruins8981839711797488080
49.Dallas Cowboys36736539377649113
50.San Francisco Giants39834027728504156
51.Ottawa Senators10617262741513842
52.Boston Celtics6174544610184524737
53.Houston Astros7110455663950539391
54.Seattle Sonics604749658595543272
55.Los Angeles Lakers31527711905355912
56.Chicago Cubs45784440785561188
57.Phoenix Suns555653304359579274
58.Nashville Predators5662267122145871107
59.Houston Rockets5310093376551592826
60.Tampa Bay Devil Rays77958010117107601286
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
61.Toronto Blue Jays4728586046101617019
62.Atlanta Braves334260486442623425
63.San Francisco 49ers72319572831046310117
64.Dallas Stars432143619758647916
65.Columbus Blue Jackets491131325471657682
66.Seattle Seahawks548052368026664278
67.Carolina Hurricanes655833683849679085
68.San Diego Padres627048625738685375
69.Philadelphia Phillies583866445281697762
70.Phoenix Coyotes6920478456987062106
71.Los Angeles Clippers86898411435647146114
72.Boston Red Sox9511182311204872116101
73.Miami Dolphins578573350807311066
74.Golden State Warriors949910410963967427113
75.Jacksonville Jaguars7511589645478757349
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
76.New York Jets8161818199118764876
77.Cincinnati Bengals7410398896872771071
78.Tampa Bay Buccaneers321092437731782515
79.Texas Rangers7687737976397967109
80.New York Islanders85725978107111808863
81.San Jose Sharks8363729210560819493
82.Pittsburgh Penguins91936410684116828740
83.Toronto Raptors504145495336836089
84.Milwaukee Brewers1127510611958668466119
85.Miami Heat7992685844678510894
86.Baltimore Orioles848890916727869964
87.Oakland Raiders104691111051001088711528
88.Los Angeles Dodgers644579801635888432
89.Cleveland Cavaliers82102917373908949100
90.Cleveland Indians8771101987046909187
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
91.New Orleans Saints7833869649879169102
92.Buffalo Sabres633546542457927299
93.Toronto Maple Leafs8886875911861938195
94.Calgary Flames521756764870944552
95.Washington Redskins921088585115689510535
96.Atlanta Falcons7026753826869610273
97.Washington Wizards10511011387113919764111
98.Florida Panthers9896749489699811292
99.Buffalo Bills9667766751939912190
100.Minnesota Vikings10690108107881131006383
101.Pittsburgh Pirates102106102112752010296103
102.Cincinnati Reds10168110111618310311839
103.Chicago Bears10360109931088910412057
104.Chicago White Sox9951100996010010598105
105.Colorado Rockies10065105104935610689116
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
106.Chicago Bulls931181038391651079520
107.Cleveland Browns110841189594791089797
108.Orlando Magic108329411069109109109108
109.Montreal Canadiens73397847877711010327
110.New York Mets1111071126911411411110038
111.Detroit Lions1071209788987511250115
112.Atlanta Hawks1179811511311099113113118
113.San Diego Chargers11894116118111117114114110
114.New York Knicks11611611410211982115117104
115.Washington Capitals10954887511271116119112
116.Arizona Cardinals1196411911795121117104120
117.Detroit Tigers11311411710896881186565
118.Chicago Blackhawks120101120120121120119106121
119.New York Rangers114119107861167412011143
120.Portland Trail Blazers11555121100103921215681

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