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

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