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 Spurs9372313504114
2.New England Patriots194120289633716
3.Tennessee Titans1555146446127346
4.Pittsburgh Steelers391423626244
5.Los Angeles Angels168115161451
6.Detroit Red Wings410115782361
7.Los Angeles Lakers516347191134261719
8.St. Louis Cardinals268321383913881
9.Columbus Blue Jackets316493129951873
10.Washington Capitals6111153115121047
11.Arizona Cardinals331465826024411156
12.Toronto Blue Jays3418546226108551241
13.Los Angeles Dodgers508274436237371341
14.Minnesota Twins23431258411451433
15.Boston Red Sox5810929131162922156
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
16.Atlanta Braves273442542159461532
17.San Francisco 49ers8796839784115741738
18.Atlanta Falcons435749405290281859
19.Boston Bruins567235719783261966
20.Anaheim Ducks112413263325161911
21.Chicago White Sox4710531424077422121
22.New York Giants452690211089734229
23.Cleveland Cavaliers51546301412337
24.Chicago Blackhawks2168593717132453
25.Tampa Bay Rays162119481106232535
26.Baltimore Ravens295143186627182518
27.Chicago Cubs78111555110411622597
28.Charlotte Bobcats594756904564602889
29.Utah Jazz492360345669962992
30.Miami Dolphins619257526887403061
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
31.Portland Trail Blazers25717245428113140
32.Buffalo Sabres6330669512551043299
33.Detroit Tigers358128202034443336
34.Boston Celtics203326177565173412
35.St. Louis Blues1013107645213562
36.Philadelphia Phillies24692232271010366
37.Houston Rockets171633275949203743
38.Carolina Hurricanes2361010415374
39.Nashville Predators375915611630363985
40.New Orleans Saints525053755380503974
41.San Jose Sharks321223257421894179
42.Pittsburgh Penguins88343210394221
43.Dallas Stars222539415540304324
44.New Jersey Devils387524307918334412
45.New York Jets1031078178115113684591
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
46.Jacksonville Jaguars6222111741891834569
47.New York Rangers93977783117661004548
48.Oklahoma City Thunder571033865886244886
49.Vancouver Canucks7990414911975564880
50.New York Knicks121117120109120791215095
51.Carolina Panthers281959126358485145
52.Denver Nuggets412984393836495264
53.Philadelphia Eagles443945698074325368
54.Houston Texans394825376720395467
55.Orlando Magic18434352393435560
56.Green Bay Packers13201829221255621
57.Milwaukee Brewers77171433195775
58.Toronto Maple Leafs1201201129912210110858113
59.Florida Panthers90898610047819259103
60.Ottawa Senators535244226967846057
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
61.Dallas Mavericks465852334323576172
62.Indianapolis Colts14171616611966110
63.Seattle Seahawks40654023718316354
64.Chicago Bears698779459378596444
65.New Orleans Hornets12132811141586576
66.New York Mets82100734711252786649
67.Seattle Mariners8385787673129166104
68.Florida Marlins77547211124120456815
69.St. Louis Rams112122108104901111106934
70.Kansas City Royals4260507325537065
71.Miami Heat5511037363562387124
72.Los Angeles Kings95113649610576757296
73.Cincinnati Reds362858571460527352
74.Washington Nationals97114998851578674106
75.Milwaukee Bucks110951041027611611674116
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
76.Washington Redskins9274829411899707657
77.Baltimore Orioles817396984932777781
78.Memphis Grizzlies71806293971807778
79.Philadelphia Flyers54772788748477969
80.Kansas City Chiefs106121109688853957982
81.Atlanta Thrashers108949812091859981114
82.Texas Rangers4832488034462982105
83.New York Yankees1071191016412184818326
84.Cincinnati Bengals1181061221139910011884107
85.Calgary Flames6067361510189658550
86.Tampa Bay Lightning8593611065073938629
87.Phoenix Suns866180918688888790
88.Tampa Bay Buccaneers7376718910035728816
89.Detroit Lions1191181181071069411988121
90.San Diego Chargers6542757778107359062
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
91.Houston Astros688663554131669186
92.Minnesota Wild661013059772649277
93.San Francisco Giants841046966947699388
94.Golden State Warriors109661151121031059894122
95.Washington Wizards986210560981041039498
96.Oakland Raiders116112116114891181119671
97.Phoenix Coyotes88359112228728597117
98.Cleveland Browns11453119110959812098115
99.Chicago Bulls709867538351639929
100.New York Islanders11511594118851229710093
101.Cleveland Indians67407084423876101108
102.Atlanta Hawks8027100854656101102110
103.Colorado Rockies72388510548447110384
104.Toronto Raptors10579958611192114104111
105.Indiana Pacers967011492587094104111
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
106.Denver Broncos7578927081476710628
107.Montreal Canadiens10088113501092211210739
108.New Jersey Nets111998812165119102108100
109.San Diego Padres104561071019263105109109
110.Oakland Athletics1018489119171217311055
111.Minnesota Vikings89469787821175411183
112.Pittsburgh Pirates9445102117156106112117
113.Dallas Cowboys763111067107438711331
114.Detroit Pistons64369344255410711426
115.Buffalo Bills9144117103710282115101
116.Arizona Diamondbacks302687919399011520
117.Colorado Avalanche74554663114687911716
118.Edmonton Oilers10291765610210911511851
119.Minnesota Timberwolves11310210610864110113119120
120.Philadelphia 76ers994910372709610912094
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
121.Sacramento Kings11710887115110112117121101
122.Los Angeles Clippers1221161211167295122122119

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