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No. 3: San Antonio Spurs

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 6, 2012, 5:31 PM ET
By Eddie Matz | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 5 Title track: 7 (tie) Ownership: 1 Coaching: 1 Players: 1 Fan relations: 1 Affordability: 4 Stadium experience: 28 Bang for the buck: 13

Riddle us this: How does a franchise lead in four separate categories, nab top-10s in two others, post no grade lower than 28 and still not end up as the overall winner in our rankings? Blame it on the bang. While most teams would kill for a 13 in our bang for the buck category, San Antonio's number (which, in our formula, accounts for ...

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