SportsNation: The Ultimate Standings

Updated: April 5, 2007, 11:41 AM ET

SportsNation: The Ultimate Standings
ESPN The Magazine's Fan Satisfaction Rankings: Where fans rate every team (1-121)

Categories
BNG (Bang for the Buck): Wins over the past three years per revenues directly from fans

FRL (Fan Relations): Ease of access to players, coaches & management

OWN (Ownership): Honesty; loyalty to players and city

AFF (Affordability): Price of tickets, parking and concessions

STD (Stadium Experience): Friendliness of environment; quality of game-day promotions

PLA (Players): Effort on the field; likability off it

CCH (Coach/Manager): Strong on-field leadership

CHA (Championships): Titles already won or expected -- soon
We know what really matters to fans -- because you told us. We surveyed more than 31,000 fans in SportsNation and you told us what you want from your favorite team. And then you told us how well your favorite franchise repays you for all the love and money you devote to it.

Below, you can check the Ultimate Standings to see:

  • Where your favorite team stands
  • How each NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB team ranks in its own sport
  • How the franchises in each major market compare to each other
  • How each team does in each category, such as "Fan Relations" and "Stadium Experience"

    To get the full story behind the Ultimate Standings, see these pages:

    What it all means | The method to our madness

    Or look at the table to the right to see the eight categories by which you, the fans of SportsNation, ranked your teams.

    Click on the team name and the table headings to learn more. Most of all, just click around, explore and enjoy.

    Note: The Houston Texans, Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild are not ranked in the "Bang for the Buck" category or in the overall standings because they have not been in existence for three full years. They are ranked, however, in the other seven categories.