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ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings

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ESPN has released their most recent version of its controversial overall team standings, which rank all of the franchises from the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL in certain categories. Our local clubs don't fare terribly well. Their rankings:

24. Dallas Mavericks
48. Texas Rangers
57. Dallas Stars
67. Dallas Cowboys

This is almost the reverse order of SB Nation's current team confidence poll:

74. Texas Rangers
73. Dallas Cowboys (on a scale of 0-100, 100 being the most confidence)
59. Dallas Mavericks
45. Dallas Stars

The rankings include 122 pro franchises. ESPN polled the public on seven different categories:


Fan Relations
Title Track
Stadium Experience

and calculated an eighth - Bang for the Buck - to complete the formula. See the full rankings here.

ESPN's celebration of the Saints as the top ranked franchise:


Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.