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.Indianapolis Colts1381125668915
2.San Antonio Spurs21511728233
3.New Orleans Hornets31118616892973
4.Green Bay Packers423221215199
5.Anaheim Ducks58562021131510
6.Los Angeles Angels66212362519418
7.Detroit Tigers726127141310230
8.Detroit Pistons822204101120654
9.Jacksonville Jaguars948034251221147
10.Arizona Diamondbacks10734451936164316
11.New England Patriots111218129135112
12.Detroit Red Wings12116397894165
13.Milwaukee Brewers139313658348170
14.St. Louis Blues141910201362352374
15.Utah Jazz151328102141471261
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
16.Cleveland Indians16103650236185071
17.Carolina Hurricanes17251346172458301
18.Seattle Seahawks18182214564452255
19.Dallas Mavericks19414540512848
20.Golden State Warriors20571474556211475
21.Atlanta Braves21313342304426625
22.Dallas Stars221626386863414827
23.Buffalo Sabres23244971146842094
24.Pittsburgh Penguins24323163610765424
25.Pittsburgh Steelers2543239435515426
26.Colorado Rockies262042892615146059
27.San Jose Sharks271739225532596852
28.Phoenix Suns283030315349383353
29.Ottawa Senators29334084857305336
30.Portland Trail Blazers3063927393031344
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
31.Minnesota Wild3173713422321051
32.Colorado Avalanche324925268239406614
33.Houston Rockets332153415452838256
34.San Diego Chargers3414687160105177954
35.Washington Wizards352957326965364779
36.Tampa Bay Lightning365932591822642819
37.Nashville Predators373716873159395183
38.Phoenix Coyotes385529552838332587
39.Minnesota Twins3924481108119293239
40.New Jersey Devils40792421881611277
41.Denver Nuggets414578332742526163
42.Orlando Magic4228507241104703967
43.Boston Celtics43811928707277442
44.Toronto Raptors447117516640314464
45.Washington Capitals456514356478273877
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
46.Dallas Cowboys463582377985577626
47.Charlotte Bobcats474751702254519589
48.New York Giants4840611910099485531
49.Cleveland Cavaliers495156435260678758
50.Tennessee Titans5036107663764561857
51.Kansas City Royals51347499426959069
52.Columbus Blue Jackets52702724473881786
53.New Orleans Saints5327641033491773791
54.Calgary Flames548815188184425838
55.San Diego Padres555260767223545288
56.Houston Texans567854297114623472
57.Buffalo Bills5739661009945386107
58.Chicago White Sox589247695173633612
59.Cincinnati Reds595483612475967749
60.St. Louis Cardinals609565657427433113
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
61.Los Angeles Lakers619958441061824720
62.Philadelphia Phillies627459844917239378
63.Washington Nationals635394683867684182
64.Cleveland Browns645679605071607285
65.New York Yankees6591523911047374911
66.Philadelphia Eagles6644626710180666495
67.Toronto Blue Jays676076622998749837
68.Tampa Bay Buccaneers6810063578319445717
69.Houston Astros6910937494420498865
70.Atlanta Thrashers7046559467339310181
71.Philadelphia Flyers7111441179043257062
72.Denver Broncos726796408561914021
73.Montreal Canadiens73108432510437755633
74.New York Islanders746867587611661566
75.Tampa Bay Devil Rays75381018831128110093
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
76.Baltimore Ravens76621053075297811823
77.Los Angeles Dodgers7710785646548762141
78.Carolina Panthers7842935380861028368
79.New York Rangers7977498311758866934
80.Edmonton Oilers80113385661101508043
81.Chicago Bears81501027710882857150
82.Los Angeles Clippers82106458016319091100
83.Seattle Mariners837677757898710390
84.Arizona Cardinals84668610633458046116
85.Oakland Athletics856475115151174610446
86.Atlanta Hawks8680819246795599102
87.Miami Heat8711573545969984522
88.Chicago Blackhawks8861699087100796398
89.Boston Red Sox8912235151203428248
90.Texas Rangers90489510462708994115
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
91.Vancouver Canucks91101465211476733580
92.Washington Redskins92104706311892656240
93.New York Mets93848448112109827545
94.Philadelphia 76ers9469929384939496105
95.Chicago Cubs9511772781057712699
96.Sacramento Kings96931009189103725976
97.Chicago Bulls978210679987710711629
98.Florida Panthers9886889858811108496
99.Florida Marlins9957111121351226910928
100.New Jersey Nets1008997107631081008997
101.Kansas City Chiefs101901048210974104107113
102.San Francisco 49ers1029498112103118999735
103.Pittsburgh Pirates103581101203210113117117
104.San Francisco Giants10411610385107121038592
105.New York Jets1059789961161219273112
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
106.Boston Bruins106105911111191029767108
107.Los Angeles Kings1071128710211383108114109
108.Miami Dolphins1081199973969710611584
109.Milwaukee Bucks10998909573111115112118
110.Minnesota Vikings1108311610192120101113106
111.St. Louis Rams11111110910911111410912032
112.Indiana Pacers1127512081575312092110
113.Memphis Grizzlies1131101081199387111108119
114.Baltimore Orioles114851171178650118110104
115.Cincinnati Bengals115721211059488114102111
116.Seattle Sonics11687112122102113105111101
117.Oakland Raiders117121114116771151127860
118.Minnesota Timberwolves1189611511499110116119120
119.Atlanta Falcons1191021197495106119122103
120.Detroit Lions12010311811311590121105122
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
121.Toronto Maple Leafs12112011310812296117106121
122.New York Knicks12211812211812195122121114

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