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

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