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San Diego Chargers: No. 100

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Last year's rank: 115
Title track: 90
Ownership: 106
Coaching: 56
Players: 78
Fan relations: 95
Affordability: 102
Stadium experience: 120
Bang for the buck: 47

The good news? The Chargers won their first playoff game since 2008 and were able to make slight improvements in this year's franchise rankings.

The bad news? They still play in Qualcomm Stadium, a dilapidated dump that's the fourth-oldest stadium in the league. And the two oldest, Soldier Field and Lambeau Field, have undergone major renovations to make them two of the league's best.
As efforts to secure a new stadium have stalled, attendance has also become an issue. San Diego has been 19th or worse in home attendance since 2011. One possible solution would be to lower ticket prices, which are $3 above league average.
A bright spot is coach Mike McCoy: The Chargers' coaching rank jumped 37 spots after McCoy's first year, a 9-7 success. McCoy's work with Philip Rivers was particularly impressive, helping Rivers to a league-best 69.5 completion percentage, the sixth-best mark in NFL history.

For the Chargers to make a really sizable jump, though, they need to do one of two things: Get the new stadium they so desperately need, or win the first Super Bowl in franchise history. Until then, they'd better get comfortable in their old digs -- Qualcomm and the bottom of our rankings.