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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.
    Sport: All | MLB | NFL | NBA | NHL
    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. San Antonio Spurs  2 15 1 1 7 28 2 3 3
    3. New Orleans Hornets  3 1 11 86 1 68 9 29 73
    4. Green Bay Packers  4 23 2 2 12 1 5 19 9
    5. Anaheim Ducks  5 8 5 6 20 21 13 15 10
    6. Los Angeles Angels  6 6 21 23 6 25 19 4 18
    7. Detroit Tigers  7 26 12 7 14 13 10 2 30
    8. Detroit Pistons  8 22 20 4 10 11 20 65 4
    9. Jacksonville Jaguars  9 4 80 34 2 51 22 11 47
    10. Arizona Diamondbacks  10 7 34 45 19 36 16 43 16
    11. New England Patriots  11 12 18 12 91 35 1 1 2
    12. Detroit Red Wings  12 11 6 3 97 89 4 16 5
    13. Milwaukee Brewers  13 9 31 36 5 8 34 81 70
    14. St. Louis Blues  14 19 10 20 13 62 35 23 74
    15. Utah Jazz  15 13 28 10 21 41 47 12 61
    TEAM RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STD PLA CCH TTR
    16. Cleveland Indians  16 10 36 50 23 6 18 50 71
    17. Carolina Hurricanes  17 25 13 46 17 24 58 30 1
    18. Seattle Seahawks  18 18 22 14 56 4 45 22 55
    19. Dallas Mavericks  19 41 4 5 40 5 12 8 48
    20. Golden State Warriors  20 5 71 47 45 56 21 14 75
    21. Atlanta Braves  21 31 33 42 30 44 26 6 25
    22. Dallas Stars  22 16 26 38 68 63 41 48 27
    23. Buffalo Sabres  23 2 44 97 11 46 84 20 94
    24. Pittsburgh Penguins  24 32 3 16 36 107 6 54 24
    25. Pittsburgh Steelers  25 43 23 9 43 55 15 42 6
    26. Colorado Rockies  26 20 42 89 26 15 14 60 59
    27. San Jose Sharks  27 17 39 22 55 32 59 68 52
    28. Phoenix Suns  28 30 30 31 53 49 38 33 53
    29. Ottawa Senators  29 33 40 8 48 57 30 53 36
    30. Portland Trail Blazers  30 63 9 27 39 30 3 13 44
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    31. Minnesota Wild  31 73 7 13 42 2 32 10 51
    32. Colorado Avalanche  32 49 25 26 82 39 40 66 14
    33. Houston Rockets  33 21 53 41 54 52 83 82 56
    34. San Diego Chargers  34 14 68 71 60 105 17 79 54
    35. Washington Wizards  35 29 57 32 69 65 36 47 79
    36. Tampa Bay Lightning  36 59 32 59 18 22 64 28 19
    37. Nashville Predators  37 37 16 87 31 59 39 51 83
    38. Phoenix Coyotes  38 55 29 55 28 38 33 25 87
    39. Minnesota Twins  39 24 48 110 8 119 29 32 39
    40. New Jersey Devils  40 79 24 21 88 16 11 27 7
    41. Denver Nuggets  41 45 78 33 27 42 52 61 63
    42. Orlando Magic  42 28 50 72 41 104 70 39 67
    43. Boston Celtics  43 81 19 28 70 72 7 74 42
    44. Toronto Raptors  44 71 17 51 66 40 31 44 64
    45. Washington Capitals  45 65 14 35 64 78 27 38 77
    TEAM RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STD PLA CCH TTR
    46. Dallas Cowboys  46 35 82 37 79 85 57 76 26
    47. Charlotte Bobcats  47 47 51 70 22 54 51 95 89
    48. New York Giants  48 40 61 19 100 99 48 55 31
    49. Cleveland Cavaliers  49 51 56 43 52 60 67 87 58
    50. Tennessee Titans  50 36 107 66 37 64 56 18 57
    51. Kansas City Royals  51 34 74 99 4 26 95 90 69
    52. Columbus Blue Jackets  52 70 27 24 47 3 88 17 86
    53. New Orleans Saints  53 27 64 103 34 91 77 37 91
    54. Calgary Flames  54 88 15 18 81 84 42 58 38
    55. San Diego Padres  55 52 60 76 72 23 54 52 88
    56. Houston Texans  56 78 54 29 71 14 62 34 72
    57. Buffalo Bills  57 39 66 100 9 94 53 86 107
    58. Chicago White Sox  58 92 47 69 51 73 63 36 12
    59. Cincinnati Reds  59 54 83 61 24 75 96 77 49
    60. St. Louis Cardinals  60 95 65 65 74 27 43 31 13
    TEAM RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STD PLA CCH TTR
    61. Los Angeles Lakers  61 99 58 44 106 18 24 7 20
    62. Philadelphia Phillies  62 74 59 84 49 17 23 93 78
    63. Washington Nationals  63 53 94 68 38 67 68 41 82
    64. Cleveland Browns  64 56 79 60 50 71 60 72 85
    65. New York Yankees  65 91 52 39 110 47 37 49 11
    66. Philadelphia Eagles  66 44 62 67 101 80 66 64 95
    67. Toronto Blue Jays  67 60 76 62 29 98 74 98 37
    68. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  68 100 63 57 83 19 44 57 17
    69. Houston Astros  69 109 37 49 44 20 49 88 65
    70. Atlanta Thrashers  70 46 55 94 67 33 93 101 81
    71. Philadelphia Flyers  71 114 41 17 90 43 25 70 62
    72. Denver Broncos  72 67 96 40 85 61 91 40 21
    73. Montreal Canadiens  73 108 43 25 104 37 75 56 33
    74. New York Islanders  74 68 67 58 76 116 61 5 66
    75. Tampa Bay Rays  75 38 101 88 3 112 81 100 93
    TEAM RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STD PLA CCH TTR
    76. Baltimore Ravens  76 62 105 30 75 29 78 118 23
    77. Los Angeles Dodgers  77 107 85 64 65 48 76 21 41
    78. Carolina Panthers  78 42 93 53 80 86 102 83 68
    79. New York Rangers  79 77 49 83 117 58 86 69 34
    80. Edmonton Oilers  80 113 38 56 61 101 50 80 43
    81. Chicago Bears  81 50 102 77 108 82 85 71 50
    82. Los Angeles Clippers  82 106 45 80 16 31 90 91 100
    83. Seattle Mariners  83 76 77 75 78 9 87 103 90
    84. Arizona Cardinals  84 66 86 106 33 45 80 46 116
    85. Oakland Athletics  85 64 75 115 15 117 46 104 46
    86. Atlanta Hawks  86 80 81 92 46 79 55 99 102
    87. Miami Heat  87 115 73 54 59 69 98 45 22
    88. Chicago Blackhawks  88 61 69 90 87 100 79 63 98
    89. Boston Red Sox  89 122 35 15 120 34 28 24 8
    90. Texas Rangers  90 48 95 104 62 70 89 94 115
    TEAM RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STD PLA CCH TTR
    91. Vancouver Canucks  91 101 46 52 114 76 73 35 80
    92. Washington Redskins  92 104 70 63 118 92 65 62 40
    93. New York Mets  93 84 84 48 112 109 82 75 45
    94. Philadelphia 76ers  94 69 92 93 84 93 94 96 105
    95. Chicago Cubs  95 117 72 78 105 7 71 26 99
    96. Sacramento Kings  96 93 100 91 89 103 72 59 76
    97. Chicago Bulls  97 82 106 79 98 77 107 116 29
    98. Florida Panthers  98 86 88 98 58 81 110 84 96
    99. Florida Marlins  99 57 111 121 35 122 69 109 28
    100. New Jersey Nets  100 89 97 107 63 108 100 89 97
    101. Kansas City Chiefs  101 90 104 82 109 74 104 107 113
    102. San Francisco 49ers  102 94 98 112 103 118 99 97 35
    103. Pittsburgh Pirates  103 58 110 120 32 10 113 117 117
    104. San Francisco Giants  104 116 103 85 107 12 103 85 92
    105. New York Jets  105 97 89 96 116 121 92 73 112
    TEAM RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STD PLA CCH TTR
    106. Boston Bruins  106 105 91 111 119 102 97 67 108
    107. Los Angeles Kings  107 112 87 102 113 83 108 114 109
    108. Miami Dolphins  108 119 99 73 96 97 106 115 84
    109. Milwaukee Bucks  109 98 90 95 73 111 115 112 118
    110. Minnesota Vikings  110 83 116 101 92 120 101 113 106
    111. St. Louis Rams  111 111 109 109 111 114 109 120 32
    112. Indiana Pacers  112 75 120 81 57 53 120 92 110
    113. Memphis Grizzlies  113 110 108 119 93 87 111 108 119
    114. Baltimore Orioles  114 85 117 117 86 50 118 110 104
    115. Cincinnati Bengals  115 72 121 105 94 88 114 102 111
    116. Seattle Sonics  116 87 112 122 102 113 105 111 101
    117. Oakland Raiders  117 121 114 116 77 115 112 78 60
    118. Minnesota Timberwolves  118 96 115 114 99 110 116 119 120
    119. Atlanta Falcons  119 102 119 74 95 106 119 122 103
    120. Detroit Lions  120 103 118 113 115 90 121 105 122
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    121. Toronto Maple Leafs  121 120 113 108 122 96 117 106 121
    122. New York Knicks  122 118 122 118 121 95 122 121 114