The Most Popular Sports in America Anything
Ultimate List
8  reranks 1,878 votes 138 voters 2,431 views more info

The Most Popular Sports in America

List Criteria: Vote up any sport you think is a favorite in the US

For the past century, sports have become an important part of American culture. Many of the most popular sports in the world have been American games. A fair number of Americans either participate or follow sports. Children play sports to meet other kids their own age and they teach important tactics, like teamwork, which helps people later on in life. Football, not to be confused with European football or soccer, is one of the most popular American sports. Unlike other sports, football is generally played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which allows players and fans time to enjoy and get excited about the games. Since there are only a limited number of football games (depending on the level you're watching), these game are some of the most exciting to watch. The Super Bowl is always the most watched sporting event in the United States, drawing nearly 100 million people to their TVs to watch an event that's distinctly American.

Basketball is another popular American that has a worldwide reach. Becoming almost as globally relevant as soccer, basketball and the NBA in particular have turned the game into semi-popular American sport into a game people across the globe love to play.

Vote for the game you think is the Most Popular American Sport on this Ultimate List. If you see a sport that isn't on the list and should be added, feel free to.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 8 ReRanks
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 77
    Down 30

    the people's #1 American Football

    open report item
  2. 2
    Up 56
    Down 28

    most listed

    open report item
  3. 3
    Up 61
    Down 34

    Baseball

    open report item
  4. 4
    Up 61
    Down 34

    Basketball

    open report item
  5. 5
    Up 35
    Down 39

    open report item
  6. 6
    Up 33
    Down 38

    Volleyball

    open report item
  7. 7
    Up 42
    Down 33

    Soccer

    open report item
  8. 8
    Up 34
    Down 35

    Golf

    open report item
  9. 9
    Up 24
    Down 28

    Track and Field

    open report item
  10. 10
    Up 24
    Down 32

    open report item
  11. 11
    Up 31
    Down 33

    Car Racing

    open report item
  12. 12
    Up 26
    Down 41

    Horse Racing

    open report item
  13. 13
    Up 29
    Down 35

    Bowling

    open report item
  14. 14
    Up 19
    Down 38

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    open report item
  15. 15
    Up 11
    Down 26

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Skiing

    open report item
  16. 16
    Up 24
    Down 33

    open report item
  17. 17
    Up 29
    Down 27

    Wrestling

    open report item
  18. 18
    Up 27
    Down 25

    ranked low on reranks

    open report item
  19. 19
    Up 15
    Down 27

    Rugby

    open report item
  20. 20
    Up 24
    Down 31

    open report item
  21. 21
    Up 11
    Down 24

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    open report item
  22. 22
    Up 15
    Down 8

    new!

    open report item
  23. 23
    Up 11
    Down 25

    Ultimate Frisbee

    open report item
  24. 24
    Up 13
    Down 25

    open report item
  25. 25
    Up 12
    Down 14

    open report item
  26. 26
    Up 6
    Down 14

    open report item
  27. 27
    Up 7
    Down 27

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cricket

    open report item
  28. 28
    Up 9
    Down 12

    Pool

    open report item
  29. 29
    Up 9
    Down 15
    No image

    added by clash1977

    open report item
  30. 30
    Up 11
    Down 17

    open report item
  31. 31
    Up 9
    Down 16

    Gymnastic

    open report item
  32. 32
    Up 7
    Down 14

    Target Shooting

    open report item
  33. 33
    Up 6
    Down 15
    No image

    added by clash1977

    open report item
  34. 34
    Up 5
    Down 20

    Racquetball

    open report item
  35. 35
    Up 6
    Down 15

    Ice Skating

    open report item
  36. 36
    Up 5
    Down 15

    Body Building

    open report item
  37. 37
    Up 4
    Down 21

    Kayaking

    open report item
  38. 38
    Up 3
    Down 19

    open report item
  39. 39 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 38 of 38

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists