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

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