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.New Orleans Saints 145331844723
2.Orlando Magic 2113182296201833
3.Los Angeles Angels 37163511715118
4.Indianapolis Colts48693983463
5.Pittsburgh Penguins 5221327695243
6.Tampa Bay Rays 6217583106192443
7.San Antonio Spurs 7443217354310
8.Detroit Red Wings 832213288643
9.Green Bay Packers 940108112125116
10.Cleveland Cavaliers 10626156632115940
11.Washington Capitals 11111565426222246
12.San Jose Sharks 121011134816464065
13.Colorado Rockies 132525571012182749
14.Minnesota Twins 147442412121135
15.Atlanta Braves 15183337235034829
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
16.Chicago Blackhawks 16233575814102045
17.Philadelphia Phillies 17757122851151
18.Phoenix Coyotes 183291051437212085
19.Arizona Cardinals 1994466361833750
20.Baltimore Ravens 20433453819132718
21.Carolina Hurricanes 212719462629306925
22.St. Louis Cardinals 2270141130108153
23.Anaheim Ducks 23479282531264715
24.Dallas Mavericks 243320104225255355
25.Oklahoma City Thunder 2553124396693451
26.Arizona Diamondbacks 261440561362638826
27.Utah Jazz 271538203749691075
28.Pittsburgh Steelers 2824984403438363
29.Nashville Predators 2946859427403790
30.Houston Rockets 304228387346173538
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
31.Milwaukee Brewers 3141312726368389
32.Houston Texans 324821234915286258
33.Detroit Tigers 333867291922533341
34.New Jersey Devils 344924257224457918
35.Colorado Avalanche 355122399048245021
36.Atlanta Falcons 363942174195421753
37.Tennessee Titans 373061623372481461
38.Portland Trail Blazers 386318517128163254
39.Carolina Panthers 392062415074606151
40.Charlotte Bobcats 402860712965541397
41.St. Louis Blues 412641343484707692
42.Buffalo Sabres 421746651561922698
43.Cincinnati Reds 431673632476789667
44.Atlanta Hawks 443552644758477281
45.Los Angeles Kings 456423537040315574
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
46.New England Patriots 468030321004243611
47.Phoenix Suns 475439697775234876
48.Texas Rangers 483769732051399893
49.Ottawa Senators 496243316377644273
50.New York Jets 505674481026027457
51.Los Angeles Lakers 516851141153955916
52.Philadelphia Eagles 521965799380585779
53.Denver Nuggets 532997406956772966
54.New Orleans Hornets 5413508621918511094
55.Seattle Mariners 55785547514504184
56.San Diego Padres 5658210352437977109
57.Dallas Stars 5760457757646210031
58.Miami Dolphins 585087546192573156
59.Minnesota Vikings 5912776756118358871
60.Philadelphia Flyers 607653268359564962
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
61.San Francisco Giants 61834844687326672
62.New York Yankees 629827161192014392
63.Miami Heat 639063305547526814
64.Vancouver Canucks 6469362211357414476
65.Florida Marlins 6545579931117297813
66.New York Giants 667379211107165379
67.Dallas Cowboys 679164429911518622
68.Boston Celtics 6858763610886765324
69.Milwaukee Bucks 6955547643108493096
70.Tampa Bay Lightning 7052568345678611936
71.Jacksonville Jaguars 71618070693847480
72.Los Angeles Dodgers 727278829670661942
73.Chicago White Sox 7311049525382684522
74.Boston Red Sox 74113371911741442312
75.Memphis Grizzlies 75218310165368770104
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
76.Boston Bruins 7665477810694615278
77.San Francisco 49ers 7766728586116591232
78.Minnesota Wild 781053260853747988
79.Oakland Athletics 79675811581213710147
80.Denver Broncos 807199727663889128
81.San Diego Chargers 8134968487110718770
82.Pittsburgh Pirates 8231941195989107114
83.Seattle Seahawks 8310281457813906362
84.Montreal Canadiens 84108685010930808239
85.Chicago Bulls 85968674101787310934
86.Chicago Bears 8688916810589819348
87.Calgary Flames 8789705598104958169
88.Houston Astros 8810666756238919991
89.Kansas City Royals 897990104162199102101
90.Cincinnati Bengals 9059118898090826086
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
91.Cleveland Indians 91878810944457595108
92.Toronto Blue Jays 9281959260111976560
93.Detroit Pistons 93949281747311111227
94.Washington Nationals 94104858764688393105
95.Kansas City Chiefs 9511889617952937583
96.Columbus Blue Jackets 967775937555101117116
97.Sacramento Kings 97114599181113676495
98.Indiana Pacers 9836112986753112116117
99.Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9910010310697549810430
100.Chicago Cubs 1001198449114239456106
101.Buffalo Bills 101571151107107106111107
102.Baltimore Orioles 102971001135933100113103
103.New York Islanders 1031077111288122727387
104.New York Rangers 1041099397120831029258
105.Washington Redskins 105103107941181051044344
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
106.Florida Panthers 10686101116359711590112
107.New York Mets 107101102881168110311582
108.Cleveland Browns 108921141028410010797102
109.Atlanta Thrashers 109841041209587105118115
110.Golden State Warriors 1109911111810310196106117
111.Edmonton Oilers 111117105801041151136662
112.Detroit Lions 11212010696928511058111
113.Toronto Raptors 1138210810011298117114121
114.St. Louis Rams 114121110114891141087137
115.Oakland Raiders 115931191179412011610467
116.Minnesota Timberwolves 11611111611146112118108122
117.Philadelphia 76ers 11785117107107109119122119
118.New Jersey Nets 1181161131218211911412099
119.New York Knicks 1191151201081217912084100
120.Washington Wizards 1209512290111103121103110
TEAMRNKBNGFRLOWNAFFSTXPLACCHTTR
121.Toronto Maple Leafs 1211221099512210210985112
122.Los Angeles Clippers 1221121211229199122121119

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