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 Angels49143711028819
2.Tampa Bay Rays25551862111442050
3.Oklahoma City Thunder61242336242743
4.Milwaukee Brewers3040332948386878
5.San Antonio Spurs527125261212
6.Buffalo Sabres11101825652491263
7.Nashville Predators1833641723161470
8.Phoenix Coyotes28650114858362995
9.Texas Rangers1228212892894145
10.Colorado Rockies824152110782345
11.Cincinnati Reds152927171144215439
12.Tampa Bay Lightning23881227202123
13.Memphis Grizzlies9149701318265093
14.Kansas City Royals6047761041412837275
15.New Orleans Hornets3511461001580454697
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
16.Jacksonville Jaguars452563611682738974
17.Green Bay Packers141051715261
18.Arizona Diamondbacks331469761867974534
19.Buffalo Bills107991061061910610894109
20.Pittsburgh Pirates7018102119201410272112
21.Indiana Pacers482671592136789588
22.Detroit Tigers528382162225575444
23.Carolina Hurricanes22385322324278518
24.Atlanta Braves193024452455255829
25.New Orleans Saints32742255013513
26.Oakland Athletics845879117261205811054
27.Cleveland Indians5315781092746617599
28.St. Louis Blues497847642872628189
29.Charlotte Bobcats66319097297110065106
30.Orlando Magic16162831305463656
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
31.Florida Marlins69349611331115749728
32.Detroit Red Wings1743213284681
33.Philadelphia 76ers587156623386601985
34.Minnesota Twins39911636343153042
35.Anaheim Ducks233919263539234120
36.Minnesota Timberwolves11811511511136114119121121
37.New Jersey Nets1001167410337104996996
38.Dallas Mavericks293225143829436171
39.Pittsburgh Penguins103634394251
40.Philadelphia Phillies24689114067184
41.St. Louis Cardinals341032643411530348
42.Pittsburgh Steelers7848342381234
43.Portland Trail Blazers315017464317172561
44.Washington Nationals788773734466758391
45.Cleveland Cavaliers658653524543804987
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
46.Baltimore Orioles676984904611791779
47.San Jose Sharks1319117479332852
48.Denver Nuggets424270514842411165
49.San Diego Padres5417729949416744107
50.Utah Jazz6244545650708710094
51.Indianapolis Colts14212319511611878
52.Dallas Stars4622669352686311526
53.Milwaukee Bucks936788835310911267113
54.Florida Panthers111100931155494109120117
55.Toronto Blue Jays6384586055108536241
56.Houston Rockets375231475661224047
57.Detroit Pistons1139612089577812112233
58.Chicago White Sox5711437305875373321
59.Baltimore Ravens212344105935183524
60.Atlanta Falcons20740206092341557
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
61.Columbus Blue Jackets87667784615111486114
62.Chicago Bulls2663122262212725
63.Ottawa Senators8288525063859311766
64.Tennessee Titans987611687649910610482
65.Los Angeles Clippers10510298118657372107105
66.New Jersey Devils507936496648478013
67.Houston Astros8810175856757949392
68.Kansas City Chiefs474560356830505369
69.San Francisco Giants3272201569210326
70.Los Angeles Kings555339557053427077
71.Arizona Cardinals715985957160823783
72.St. Louis Rams8337688072107654837
73.Washington Wizards110891176873103117106104
74.Washington Capitals27411367432244351
75.Cleveland Browns91928979759190108103
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
76.Tampa Bay Buccaneers5957104777640543927
77.Phoenix Suns8070649677835563101
78.Philadelphia Flyers415532127859401553
79.Boston Celtics406038387965311321
80.Miami Heat447529248063296431
81.New York Islanders1141189211681122669186
82.Golden State Warriors89808781829691105108
83.Detroit Lions9410595788377885198
84.Seattle Mariners10882111888431116101111
85.Oakland Raiders10462113107851191039259
86.Atlanta Hawks103131141018698120118118
87.Seattle Seahawks617459488713693764
88.Chicago Blackhawks365635188820322110
89.Calgary Flames7394434089101777758
90.Philadelphia Eagles512080679079515773
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
91.Carolina Panthers9711394759189899068
92.Edmonton Oilers95121576592116845940
93.Houston Texans7777655493497011384
94.Sacramento Kings1191081191219411898102119
95.Denver Broncos8610797579574928832
96.Minnesota Vikings1064811292961219578102
97.Miami Dolphins1017310882971051049990
98.Colorado Avalanche6464557298767610929
99.Atlanta Thrashers1156510712299102110103120
100.Minnesota Wild929761691001910111999
101.Los Angeles Dodgers999310110810197967660
102.San Francisco 49ers90859198102117856038
103.New England Patriots384930441035614110
104.San Diego Chargers96351101101041138611280
105.Toronto Raptors11610610010210581113116115
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
106.Montreal Canadiens68109343310622646634
107.Boston Bruins7251627110787598476
108.Chicago Bears7461835810893717949
109.Los Angeles Lakers56814591094756315
110.Chicago Cubs11211999631103311182116
111.Vancouver Canucks4346221311145193055
112.Dallas Cowboys10211110966112341077136
113.New York Jets76541055311395481067
114.Cincinnati Bengals12295122120114110122114122
115.New York Giants8190813411590684716
116.Boston Red Sox79120412711637392416
117.New York Mets117104118105117881159781
118.New York Rangers8598677411869525648
119.New York Yankees7511042391195435526
120.New York Knicks109117869112064819672
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
121.Washington Redskins1211121211121211121187462
122.Toronto Maple Leafs12012210394122100105111110

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