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

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