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.Los Angeles Angels37163511715118
2.Milwaukee Brewers3141312726368389
3.Tampa Bay Rays6217583106192443
4.Nashville Predators2946859427403790
5.Pittsburgh Pirates8231941195989107114
6.Jacksonville Jaguars71618070693847480
7.Buffalo Bills101571151107107106111107
8.Oakland Athletics79675811581213710147
9.Oklahoma City Thunder2553124396693451
10.Colorado Rockies132525571012182749
11.Green Bay Packers940108112125116
12.Minnesota Twins147442412121135
13.Arizona Diamondbacks261440561362638826
14.Phoenix Coyotes183291051437212085
15.Buffalo Sabres421746651561922698
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
16.Kansas City Royals897990104162199102101
17.San Antonio Spurs7443217354310
18.New Orleans Saints145331844723
19.Detroit Tigers333867291922533341
20.Texas Rangers483769732051399893
21.New Orleans Hornets5413508621918511094
22.Orlando Magic2113182296201833
23.Atlanta Braves15183337235034829
24.Cincinnati Reds431673632476789667
25.Anaheim Ducks23479282531264715
26.Carolina Hurricanes212719462629306925
27.Pittsburgh Penguins5221327695243
28.Philadelphia Phillies17757122851151
29.Charlotte Bobcats402860712965541397
30.St. Louis Cardinals2270141130108153
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
31.Florida Marlins6545579931117297813
32.Detroit Red Wings832213288643
33.Tennessee Titans373061623372481461
34.St. Louis Blues412641343484707692
35.Florida Panthers10686101116359711590112
36.Arizona Cardinals1994466361833750
37.Utah Jazz271538203749691075
38.Baltimore Ravens20433453819132718
39.Indianapolis Colts48693983463
40.Pittsburgh Steelers2824984403438363
41.Atlanta Falcons363942174195421753
42.Dallas Mavericks243320104225255355
43.Milwaukee Bucks6955547643108493096
44.Cleveland Indians91878810944457595108
45.Tampa Bay Lightning7052568345678611936
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
46.Minnesota Timberwolves11611111611146112118108122
47.Atlanta Hawks443552644758477281
48.San Jose Sharks121011134816464065
49.Houston Texans324821234915286258
50.Carolina Panthers392062415074606151
51.Seattle Mariners55785547514504184
52.San Diego Padres5658210352437977109
53.Chicago White Sox7311049525382684522
54.Washington Capitals11111565426222246
55.Miami Heat639063305547526814
56.Minnesota Vikings5912776756118358871
57.Dallas Stars5760457757646210031
58.Chicago Blackhawks16233575814102045
59.Baltimore Orioles102971001135933100113103
60.Toronto Blue Jays9281959260111976560
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
61.Miami Dolphins585087546192573156
62.Houston Astros8810666756238919991
63.Ottawa Senators496243316377644273
64.Washington Nationals94104858764688393105
65.Memphis Grizzlies75218310165368770104
66.Cleveland Cavaliers10626156632115940
67.Indiana Pacers9836112986753112116117
68.San Francisco Giants61834844687326672
69.Denver Nuggets532997406956772966
70.Los Angeles Kings456423537040315574
71.Portland Trail Blazers386318517128163254
72.New Jersey Devils344924257224457918
73.Houston Rockets304228387346173538
74.Detroit Pistons93949281747311111227
75.Columbus Blue Jackets967775937555101117116
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
76.Denver Broncos807199727663889128
77.Phoenix Suns475439697775234876
78.Seattle Seahawks8310281457813906362
79.Kansas City Chiefs9511889617952937583
80.Cincinnati Bengals9059118898090826086
81.Sacramento Kings97114599181113676495
82.New Jersey Nets1181161131218211911412099
83.Philadelphia Flyers607653268359564962
84.Cleveland Browns108921141028410010797102
85.Minnesota Wild781053260853747988
86.San Francisco 49ers7766728586116591232
87.San Diego Chargers8134968487110718770
88.New York Islanders1031077111288122727387
89.St. Louis Rams114121110114891141087137
90.Colorado Avalanche355122399048245021
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
91.Los Angeles Clippers1221121211229199122121119
92.Detroit Lions11212010696928511058111
93.Philadelphia Eagles521965799380585779
94.Oakland Raiders115931191179412011610467
95.Atlanta Thrashers109841041209587105118115
96.Los Angeles Dodgers727278829670661942
97.Tampa Bay Buccaneers9910010310697549810430
98.Calgary Flames8789705598104958169
99.Dallas Cowboys679164429911518622
100.New England Patriots468030321004243611
101.Chicago Bulls85968674101787310934
102.New York Jets505674481026027457
103.Golden State Warriors1109911111810310196106117
104.Edmonton Oilers111117105801041151136662
105.Chicago Bears8688916810589819348
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
106.Boston Bruins7665477810694615278
107.Philadelphia 76ers11785117107107109119122119
108.Boston Celtics6858763610886765324
109.Montreal Canadiens84108685010930808239
110.New York Giants667379211107165379
111.Washington Wizards1209512290111103121103110
112.Toronto Raptors1138210810011298117114121
113.Vancouver Canucks6469362211357414476
114.Chicago Cubs1001198449114239456106
115.Los Angeles Lakers516851141153955916
116.New York Mets107101102881168110311582
117.Boston Red Sox74113371911741442312
118.Washington Redskins105103107941181051044344
119.New York Yankees629827161192014392
120.New York Rangers1041099397120831029258
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
121.New York Knicks1191151201081217912084100
122.Toronto Maple Leafs1211221099512210210985112

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