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Best Team nominees  

Anaheim Angels
Credentials: Went from 41 games out of first place in 2001 to 2002 World Champions.

Past ESPY's: none

Connecticut women's basketball
Credentials: Despite losing four starters, repeated as national champions.

Past ESPY's: 1996 Best Team.

New Jersey Devils
Credentials: Won its third Stanley Cup in nine years by defeating the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in seven games.

Past ESPY's: none

Ohio State football
Credentials: The Buckeyes finished with a 14-0 record and a victory over Miami in the Fiesta Bowl for the national title.

Past ESPY's: none

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Credentials: Won first championship by beating Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Past ESPY's: none

San Antonio Spurs
Credentials: Won the franchise's 2nd NBA title by beating the New Jersey Nets in six games. Won a league high 60 regular season games.

Past ESPY's: xxxx

past winners
'02 Los Angeles Lakers

'01 New York Yankees (Pro)

'01 Oklahoma Sooners (College)

'00 USA Women's World Cup Soccer

'99 New York Yankeess

'98 Denver Broncos

'97 New York Yankees

'96 UConn women's hoops

'95 New York Rangers

'94 Toronto Blue Jays

'93 Dallas Cowboys

The ESPY Awards will air on ESPN live from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on July 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

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