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

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