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Ultimate Standings: Fan Satisfaction Rankings

The Indianapolis Colts have the most satisfied fans among all NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB teams.


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

TTR (Title Track): Titles already won or expected -- soon
We know what really matters to fans -- because you told us. We surveyed more than 80,000 fans in SportsNation, and commissioned a nationwide poll done by Markitecture, Inc., 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. In the table to the right you will see the eight categories by which you, the fans of SportsNation, ranked your teams.

The results? The Indianapolis Colts rank No. 1 among 122 pro sports teams based on what they give back to fans who invest their time and money in the organization.

Below, you can check the full Ultimate Standings results to see:

  • Where your favorite team stands.
  • How each team ranks in its own sport.
  • How each major market compares with each other.
  • How each team does in each category.

    And ... You can tell us whether we gave your team a fair shake—or whether we weren't hard enough on them. Questions about how the rankings were decided? Check out the method to our madness. Click on table headings to sort by category. Click on team name for expanded analysis.
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    Year: 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008
    Market:
    TEAM RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STD PLA CCH TTR
    1. Indianapolis Colts 1 3 8 11 25 66 8 9 15
    2. Green Bay Packers  4 23 2 2 12 1 5 19 9
    3. Jacksonville Jaguars  9 4 80 34 2 51 22 11 47
    4. New England Patriots  11 12 18 12 91 35 1 1 2
    5. Seattle Seahawks  18 18 22 14 56 4 45 22 55
    6. Pittsburgh Steelers  25 43 23 9 43 55 15 42 6
    7. San Diego Chargers  34 14 68 71 60 105 17 79 54
    8. Dallas Cowboys  46 35 82 37 79 85 57 76 26
    9. New York Giants  48 40 61 19 100 99 48 55 31
    10. Tennessee Titans  50 36 107 66 37 64 56 18 57
    11. New Orleans Saints  53 27 64 103 34 91 77 37 91
    12. Houston Texans  56 78 54 29 71 14 62 34 72
    13. Buffalo Bills  57 39 66 100 9 94 53 86 107
    14. Cleveland Browns  64 56 79 60 50 71 60 72 85
    15. Philadelphia Eagles  66 44 62 67 101 80 66 64 95
    TEAM RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STD PLA CCH TTR
    16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  68 100 63 57 83 19 44 57 17
    17. Denver Broncos  72 67 96 40 85 61 91 40 21
    18. Baltimore Ravens  76 62 105 30 75 29 78 118 23
    19. Carolina Panthers  78 42 93 53 80 86 102 83 68
    20. Chicago Bears  81 50 102 77 108 82 85 71 50
    21. Arizona Cardinals  84 66 86 106 33 45 80 46 116
    22. Washington Redskins  92 104 70 63 118 92 65 62 40
    23. Kansas City Chiefs  101 90 104 82 109 74 104 107 113
    24. San Francisco 49ers  102 94 98 112 103 118 99 97 35
    25. New York Jets  105 97 89 96 116 121 92 73 112
    26. Miami Dolphins  108 119 99 73 96 97 106 115 84
    27. Minnesota Vikings  110 83 116 101 92 120 101 113 106
    28. St. Louis Rams  111 111 109 109 111 114 109 120 32
    29. Cincinnati Bengals  115 72 121 105 94 88 114 102 111
    30. Oakland Raiders  117 121 114 116 77 115 112 78 60
    TEAM RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STD PLA CCH TTR
    31. Atlanta Falcons  119 102 119 74 95 106 119 122 103
    32. Detroit Lions  120 103 118 113 115 90 121 105 122