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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. 27
    Up 79
    Down 151
    Chicago More
    36
    added by: snowman69
  2. 7
    Up 399
    Down 448
    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester More
    63
  3. 33
    Up 74
    Down 158
    Cincinnati More
    33
  4. 9
    Up 323
    Down 405
    St. Louis More
    59
  5. 31
    Up 102
    Down 210
    Holloway More
    34
  6. 50
    Up 3
    Down 10

    about to drop off
    Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pittsburgh More
    28
  7. 30
    Up 24
    Down 45
    Liverpool More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  8. 67
    Up 17
    Down 17
    New Zealand More
    21
    added by: henry216
    Rugby Union
  9. 61
    Up 10
    Down 13

    about to drop off &ranked low on reranks
    Argentina national football team

    Argentina More
    23
  10. 26
    Up 90
    Down 162
    Detroit More
    36
  11. 15
    Up 240
    Down 347
    Barcelona More
    49
  12. 34
    Up 105
    Down 236
    Milan More
    33
  13. 81
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Chicago More
    21
  14. 41
    Up 44
    Down 91
    Germany More
    30
  15. 37
    Up 13
    Down 22
    Munich More
    32
    added by: sebbzor
  16. 11
    Up 334
    Down 468
    Boston More
    55
  17. 65
    Up 1
    Down 3
    Cleveland More
    21
  18. 1
    Up 680
    Down 767

    the people's #1
    New York Yankees

    New York City, The Bronx More
    77
  19. 35
    Up 69
    Down 161
    Oakland More
    33
  20. 14
    Up 233
    Down 338
    Madrid More
    49
  21. 32
    Up 69
    Down 169
    Montreal, Québec More
    33
  22. 23
    Up 76
    Down 120
    Brazil More
    38
  23. 29
    Up 87
    Down 173
    Toronto More
    35
  24. 20
    Up 159
    Down 286
    Chicago More
    41
  25. 2
    Up 521
    Down 554
    Green Bay More
    73
  26. 19
    Up 166
    Down 317
    East Rutherford More
    42
  27. 5
    Up 406
    Down 462
    Detroit More
    65
  28. 64
    Up 34
    Down 130

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Detroit Lions

    Detroit More
    22
  29. 55
    Up 12
    Down 43
    Philadelphia More
    26
  30. 58
    Up 31
    Down 124

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Washington Redskins

    Landover More
    24
    added by: B_Smilez
  31. 8
    Up 371
    Down 550
    Pittsburgh More
    61
  32. 49
    Up 91
    Down 227
    Auburn Hills More
    28
  33. 74
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Oakland More
    21
  34. 3
    Up 527
    Down 684
    Los Angeles More
    71
  35. 53
    Up 36
    Down 115
    New York City More
    27
  36. 10
    Up 313
    Down 412
    San Francisco More
    57
  37. 4
    Up 502
    Down 664

    most listed
    Boston Celtics

    Boston More
    71
  38. 44
    Up 8
    Down 14
    Baltimore More
    30
    added by: willyboymcoy
  39. 17
    Up 215
    Down 360
    Los Angeles More
    47
  40. 22
    Up 125
    Down 236
    San Francisco More
    38
  41. 51
    Up 85
    Down 282
    Denver More
    28
  42. 16
    Up 281
    Down 613
    Arlington More
    48
  43. 13
    Up 280
    Down 425
    Foxborough More
    52
  44. 57
    Up 76
    Down 249

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Oakland Raiders

    Oakland More
    25
  45. 36
    Up 52
    Down 122
    Atlanta More
    32
    added by: snowman69
  46. 6
    Up 382
    Down 438
    Chicago More
    65
  47. 92
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Anaheim More
    21
  48. 60
    Up 76
    Down 310

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Miami Dolphins

    Miami metropolitan area More
    24
  49. 62
    Up 1
    Down 2
    Houston More
    22
  50. 66
    Up 1
    Down 3
    Los Angeles More
    21
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