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.Oklahoma City Thunder172851622239
2.Green Bay Packers2633151492
3.San Antonio Spurs31311428117
4.Indiana Pacers432018315162566
5.Memphis Grizzlies513455620364085
6.Phoenix Coyotes622210023711668
7.Tampa Bay Lightning72749149241823
8.New Orleans Saints8915403327992
9.Texas Rangers923117192932741
10.Arizona Diamondbacks1052849932401536
11.Baltimore Ravens1119135461451825
12.Pittsburgh Steelers12153343930797
13.New Jersey Devils131112525121133911
14.Nashville Predators14222735725301761
15.Los Angeles Angels151418382342453521
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
16.Tampa Bay Rays1682472111314545
17.St. Louis Blues171023392577381275
18.Houston Texans181717304922206253
19.Pittsburgh Penguins194066701218347
20.Boston Celtics20381612634410314
21.Philadelphia 76ers21322524880332070
22.New England Patriots2229101490408216
23.Cincinnati Reds2321441621624310146
24.Chicago Bulls245571968265728
25.St. Louis Cardinals2569920442312481
26.Dallas Mavericks26668173019291411
27.Atlanta Braves272045563572228729
28.Carolina Hurricanes284221462243515023
29.Milwaukee Brewers29284322138576596
30.Detroit Red Wings3057526010319137
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
31.Miami Heat315614155850177535
32.Los Angeles Kings322429438233263157
33.Florida Panthers336236731261523384
34.Washington Nationals344753514070253865
35.Utah Jazz355037292866487788
36.San Francisco 49ers361250597911120331
37.Anaheim Ducks374939473859645534
38.Denver Broncos383756336553444926
39.Denver Nuggets394652504148312893
40.Carolina Panthers406847215271354450
41.Atlanta Falcons412557235799533764
42.Ottawa Senators424832256493462158
43.Arizona Cardinals433655694739473669
44.Seattle Seahawks44744828757312955
45.New Orleans Hornets458051651192372291
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
46.San Francisco Giants4679353791241535
47.Dallas Stars472660813475739139
48.New York Giants48434010106762382
49.Philadelphia Phillies491083027775395218
50.Cleveland Cavaliers509826453751564094
51.Houston Rockets515358616165548254
52.Detroit Tigers527887113234655644
53.Los Angeles Clippers5351549542553410771
54.Pittsburgh Pirates544891161839071109
55.Philadelphia Flyers5565414110060422562
56.Detroit Lions5618100537256613078
57.Indianapolis Colts5712119765511278915
58.Boston Bruins5864424810985284311
59.Buffalo Bills5976658310105586895
60.Buffalo Sabres6030593226731117892
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
61.Los Angeles Dodgers616367577881595449
62.Kansas City Chiefs626066587635665777
63.New York Rangers6358316611757151638
64.Baltimore Orioles6444811084510672474
65.Jacksonville Jaguars658464751696759075
66.Cleveland Indians66318810636496373108
67.Miami Marlins6710179962918694422
68.Washington Capitals687246139446769767
69.Chicago White Sox697763607195717926
70.San Jose Sharks705938319254887286
71.Minnesota Timberwolves71617674171088432102
72.Tennessee Titans723390865089796272
73.Philadelphia Eagles735278548564716478
74.Chicago Blackhawks7475742611141624718
75.Kansas City Royals757183110242470109104
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
76.Chicago Bears7693736410191507047
77.Orlando Magic77419777484968786
78.Colorado Avalanche78357189102947410829
79.Toronto Blue Jays7982757874112556748
80.Detroit Pistons8087917931691069231
81.Portland Trail Blazers8188688459528711889
82.New York Yankees8210749361194748615
83.Minnesota Twins8310669826913947656
84.Phoenix Suns84866210283906069107
85.Colorado Rockies85838688533686106105
86.Dallas Cowboys86104826210317898137
87.Minnesota Wild8710261709369580103
88.Brooklyn Nets8896841092782938682
89.Los Angeles Lakers89948544112388510316
90.Houston Astros901117792547880105100
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
91.Winnipeg Jets9111672349987775781
92.Vancouver Canucks9270704212186835978
93.New York Mets93859511310784686673
94.Atlanta Hawks94161111035698117110110
95.San Diego Chargers95679299891148111490
96.Oakland Raiders964511294661151009352
97.Tampa Bay Buccaneers971101158767671087433
98.Oakland Athletics985411012120120778460
99.Seattle Mariners999298101953110796114
100.Minnesota Vikings1001151017180118819999
101.Golden State Warriors1019199114811079995113
102.Cincinnati Bengals10239121111881029185106
103.Toronto Raptors103105931041058310940111
104.Milwaukee Bucks104731039762117113100117
105.New York Jets10510011380113881024483
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
106.Calgary Flames10697806711011011511563
107.Cleveland Browns10710310710586100103113115
108.Washington Redskins10810910593115106925958
109.San Diego Padres10934117120876811898119
110.Miami Dolphins110891141079710997102101
111.Montreal Canadiens11111894631167411412143
112.Chicago Cubs112119102681146311094112
113.New York Knicks11311210898118451058397
114.Edmonton Oilers114113969110811910411750
115.St. Louis Rams11512010911798116975042
116.Columbus Blue Jackets116951061158458122120122
117.Boston Red Sox117114116851207911611218
118.Washington Wizards118901229073101119116116
119.New York Islanders119811041199612210111998
120.Charlotte Bobcats1201171181184397120122118
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
121.Sacramento Kings12199120122104121111104120
122.Toronto Maple Leafs122122119112122104121111121

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