Ultimate Standings: Fan Satisfaction Rankings

Originally Published: February 3, 2004

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 30,000 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 and MLB team ranks in its own sport. This season, we did not rank the NHL teams.
  • How the franchises in each major market compare with 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:

  • San Antonio Spurs back on top
  • State of the Fan: What sports mean to you
  • Ice Is Hot: The NHL is back in a big way
  • No. 91: New Orleans Saints finish last
  • 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 table headings to sort results by category.

    Note: The Charlotte Bobcats 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.