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

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