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

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