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The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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The best sports franchises in sports history, ranked by sports fans for sports fans. Most teams have a dynasty that only lasts for a few years. But, a great sports franchise is consistently successful on and off the playing field, earning loyalty and respect from the team's fans and the sports world as a whole. Anyone can vote for their favorite franchises on this list, or add their own list of the best sports franchises to these rankings. So, whether you're a hardcore sports fan or just a fan of how certain teams play the game, this is the place to release your inner SportsCenter commentator.

List Criteria: The greatest professional teams. No minor league teams, iconic collegiate teams okay

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  1. 1
    Up 678
    Down 767

    the people's #1
    New York Yankees

    New York City, The Bronx More
    77
  2. 2
    Up 520
    Down 553

    ranked low on reranks
    Green Bay Packers

    Green Bay More
    73
  3. 3
    Up 525
    Down 683

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Los Angeles Lakers

    Los Angeles More
    71
  4. 4
    Up 500
    Down 663

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Boston Celtics

    Boston More
    71
  5. 5
    Up 382
    Down 437
    Chicago More
    65
  6. 6
    Up 405
    Down 461

    ranked low on reranks
    Detroit Red Wings

    Detroit More
    65
  7. 7
    Up 399
    Down 448
    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester More
    63
  8. 8
    Up 370
    Down 550

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Pittsburgh More
    61
  9. 9
    Up 322
    Down 405
    St. Louis More
    59
  10. 10
    Up 312
    Down 412
    San Francisco More
    57
  11. 11
    Up 334
    Down 468
    Boston More
    55
  12. 12
    Up 324
    Down 396

    Montreal Canadians

    55
  13. 13
    Up 279
    Down 425

    often listed
    New England Patriots

    Foxborough More
    52
  14. 14
    Up 233
    Down 338
    Madrid More
    49
  15. 15
    Up 240
    Down 347
    Barcelona More
    49
  16. 16
    Up 280
    Down 613

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dallas Cowboys

    Arlington More
    48
  17. 17
    Up 215
    Down 360
    Los Angeles More
    47
  18. 18
    Up 165
    Down 275
    San Antonio More
    43
  19. 19
    Up 166
    Down 317

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    New York Giants

    East Rutherford More
    42
  20. 20
    Up 159
    Down 286

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago Bears

    Chicago More
    41
  21. 21
    Up 174
    Down 332

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

    Notre Dame More
    40
  22. 22
    Up 125
    Down 236

    often listed
    San Francisco Giants

    San Francisco More
    38
  23. 23
    Up 76
    Down 120

    ranked low on reranks
    Brazil National Football Team

    Brazil More
    37
  24. 24
    Up 53
    Down 83

    niche appeal
    Chicago Blackhawks

    Chicago More
    37
  25. 25
    Up 29
    Down 44
    Boston More
    36
    added by: dannyseven
  26. 26
    Up 90
    Down 162

    controversial
    Detroit Tigers

    Detroit More
    36
  27. 27
    Up 79
    Down 151

    controversial
    Chicago Cubs

    Chicago More
    36
    added by: snowman69
  28. 28
    Up 88
    Down 187

    often listed &controversial
    UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball

    Los Angeles More
    35
  29. 29
    Up 87
    Down 173
    Toronto More
    35
  30. 30
    Up 24
    Down 45

    niche appeal
    Liverpool F.C.

    Liverpool More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  31. 31
    Up 102
    Down 210

    controversial
    Arsenal F.C.

    Holloway More
    34
  32. 32
    Up 69
    Down 169

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Montreal Canadiens

    Montreal, Québec More
    33
  33. 33
    Up 74
    Down 158
    Cincinnati More
    33
  34. 34
    Up 105
    Down 236

    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    A.C. Milan

    Milan More
    33
  35. 35
    Up 69
    Down 161

    often listed &controversial
    Oakland Athletics

    Oakland More
    32
  36. 36
    Up 52
    Down 122

    controversial
    Atlanta Braves

    Atlanta More
    32
    added by: snowman69
  37. 37
    Up 13
    Down 22
    Munich More
    32
    added by: sebbzor
  38. 38
    Up 7
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Pittsburgh More
    32
    added by: ChrisRubin
  39. 39
    Up 6
    Down 23

    often listed &about to drop off
    Baltimore Ravens

    Baltimore More
    31
    added by: bestintheworld1
  40. 40
    Up 7
    Down 23

    about to drop off
    Miami Marlins

    Little Havana, Miami More
    31
    added by: OthamarGamaFilho
  41. 41
    Up 44
    Down 91

    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Germany National Football Team

    Germany More
    30
  42. 42
    Up 7
    Down 24

    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Texas Rangers

    Arlington More
    30
    added by: shaunny_boi
  43. 43
    Up 7
    Down 24

    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    LSU Tigers football

    Baton Rouge More
    30
  44. 44
    Up 8
    Down 14

    ranked low on reranks
    Baltimore Orioles

    Baltimore More
    30
    added by: willyboymcoy
  45. 45
    Up 34
    Down 86

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alabama Crimson Tide Football

    Tuscaloosa More
    29
    added by: yankeesmdfan
  46. 46
    Up 10
    Down 31

    controversial
    New Zealand national rugby league team

    New Zealand More
    29
  47. 47
    Up 8
    Down 19

    ranked low on reranks
    New York Rangers

    New York City More
    29
  48. 48
    Up 29
    Down 91

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Miami Heat

    Miami More
    29
    added by: tylerrollo
  49. 49
    Up 91
    Down 227

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Detroit Pistons

    Auburn Hills More
    28
  50. 50
    Up 3
    Down 10

    about to drop off &ranked low on reranks
    Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pittsburgh More
    28
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