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Broncoholic JS
07-01-2010, 07:53 AM
The Mag: Ultimate Standings 2010

http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/teamrankings

Welcome to ESPN The Magazine's eighth annual Ultimate Standings, in which we measure how much MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises give back to the fans in exchange for all the time, money and emotion the fans invest in them.

The Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints catapulted from No. 52 last year to the top spot in 2010, thanks in no small part to their dedication to bringing in quality players who delivered the franchises first championship and the efforts of those players in a community still re-building from Hurricane Katrina.

The eight major categories that make up the Ultimate Standings were created based on feedback from fans about what they want most from their favorite teams (click here for a more detailed account of the method to our madness.) The categories:

Bang For The Buck (BNG): Wins during the past three years (regular season plus postseason) per revenues directly from fans, adjusted for league schedules.

Fan Relations (FRL): Openness and consideration toward fans by players, coaches and management.

Ownership (OWN): Honesty and loyalty to core players and local community.

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

Stadium Experience (STX): Quality of arena and game-day promotions as well as friendliness of environment.

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

Coaching (CCH): Strength of on-field leadership.

Title Track (TTR): Championships already won or expected in the lifetime of current fans.

Below you will find a sortable table of this year's Ultimate Standings as well as previous results going back to 2003. Subcategories that make up the overall ranking for that category are available for the 2009-10 results. Insiders can click on team names for a more detailed breakdown of the rankings. Insider

Financial analysis by the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon (Madeline Breskin, Eric Chylinski, Travis Hanson, Kelsey Philpott, Peter Raschino and Ken Salmon). Fan surveys by Maddock Douglas and NetReflector.

Here is the Top 25 -
TEAM RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STX PLA CCH TTR
1. New Orleans Saints 1 4 5 33 18 44 7 2 3
2. Orlando Magic 2 1 13 18 22 96 20 18 33
3. Los Angeles Angels 3 7 16 35 1 17 15 1 18
4. Indianapolis Colts 4 8 6 9 39 8 3 46 3
5. Pittsburgh Penguins 5 22 1 3 27 69 5 24 3
6. Tampa Bay Rays 6 2 17 58 3 106 19 24 43
7. San Antonio Spurs 7 44 3 2 17 35 4 3 10
8. Detroit Red Wings 8 32 2 1 32 88 6 4 3
9. Green Bay Packers 9 40 10 8 11 2 12 51 16
10. Cleveland Cavaliers 10 6 26 15 66 32 11 59 40
11. Washington Capitals 11 11 15 6 54 26 22 22 46
12. San Jose Sharks 12 10 11 13 48 16 46 40 65
13. Colorado Rockies 13 25 25 57 10 12 18 27 49
14. Minnesota Twins 14 74 4 24 12 1 2 11 35
15. Atlanta Braves 15 18 33 37 23 50 34 8 29
16. Chicago Blackhawks 16 23 35 7 58 14 10 20 45
17. Philadelphia Phillies 17 75 7 12 28 5 1 15 1
18. Phoenix Coyotes 18 3 29 105 14 37 21 20 85
19. Arizona Cardinals 19 9 44 66 36 18 33 7 50
20. Baltimore Ravens 20 43 34 5 38 19 13 27 18
21. Carolina Hurricanes 21 27 19 46 26 29 30 69 25
22. St. Louis Cardinals 22 70 14 11 30 10 8 15 3
23. Anaheim Ducks 23 47 9 28 25 31 26 47 15
24. Dallas Mavericks 24 33 20 10 42 25 25 53 55
25. Oklahoma City Thunder 25 53 12 43 9 66 9 34 51

Other Colorado Sports teams on the list -
35. Colorado Avalanche 35 51 22 39 90 48 24 50 21
53. Denver Nuggets 53 29 97 40 69 56 77 29 66
80. Denver Broncos 80 71 99 72 76 63 88 91 28

aka_lemony
07-01-2010, 10:10 AM
Eek, I don't know how good this is for the Denver Broncos. We're number 80, we've gone down five spots from last year. Not to mention that we're almost dead last in fan relations, that is just terrible. Step it up Broncos!!

Bronco_Armada
07-03-2010, 03:30 AM
They picked these numbers out of a hat. :coffee:

SeekandDestroy
07-03-2010, 12:52 PM
Hey that's pretty sweet the rockie's are #13!

But the Arizona Cardinals at #19 and the Broncos at #80!?

Come on now espn, your better than that.


........or maybe your not :hammer:

Charlie Brown
07-04-2010, 09:25 PM
They picked these numbers out of a hat. :coffee:

Agreed

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GridironChamp
07-05-2010, 08:15 AM
Hmmm Cavs at 10 and Lakers not in the top 20? :confused:

DevilSpawn
07-05-2010, 11:21 AM
This list gets my Clay Aiken Award for Obvious Gayness.