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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. 34
    Up 105
    Down 236

    controversial
    A.C. Milan

    Milan More
    33
  2. 45
    Up 34
    Down 86

    controversial &niche appeal
    Alabama Crimson Tide Football

    Tuscaloosa More
    29
    added by: yankeesmdfan
  3. 68
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Anaheim More
    21
  4. 61
    Up 10
    Down 13

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

    Argentina More
    23
  5. 75
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Glendale More
    21
  6. 76
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Phoenix More
    21
  7. 31
    Up 102
    Down 210

    controversial
    Arsenal F.C.

    Holloway More
    34
  8. 36
    Up 52
    Down 122
    Atlanta More
    32
    added by: snowman69
  9. 44
    Up 8
    Down 14
    Baltimore More
    30
    added by: willyboymcoy
  10. 39
    Up 6
    Down 23

    about to drop off &niche appeal
    Baltimore Ravens

    Baltimore More
    31
    added by: bestintheworld1
  11. 25
    Up 29
    Down 44
    Boston More
    36
    added by: dannyseven
  12. 4
    Up 502
    Down 664

    most listed
    Boston Celtics

    Boston More
    71
  13. 11
    Up 334
    Down 468
    Boston More
    55
  14. 23
    Up 76
    Down 120
    Brazil More
    38
  15. 82
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Brooklyn More
    21
  16. 71
    Up 1
    Down 4
    21
  17. 77
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Raleigh More
    21
  18. 78
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Charlotte More
    21
  19. 20
    Up 159
    Down 286
    Chicago More
    41
  20. 24
    Up 53
    Down 83

    niche appeal
    Chicago Blackhawks

    Chicago More
    37
  21. 6
    Up 382
    Down 438
    Chicago More
    65
  22. 27
    Up 79
    Down 151

    controversial
    Chicago Cubs

    Chicago More
    36
    added by: snowman69
  23. 73
    Up 1
    Down 4

    Chicago Cubs

    21
  24. 81
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Chicago More
    21
  25. 33
    Up 74
    Down 158

    controversial
    Cincinnati Reds

    Cincinnati More
    33
  26. 72
    Up 1
    Down 4

    Cleveland Browns

    21
  27. 65
    Up 1
    Down 3
    Cleveland More
    21
  28. 16
    Up 281
    Down 613

    controversial
    Dallas Cowboys

    Arlington More
    48
  29. 51
    Up 85
    Down 282

    controversial
    Denver Broncos

    Denver More
    28
  30. 64
    Up 34
    Down 130

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Detroit Lions

    Detroit More
    22
  31. 49
    Up 91
    Down 227

    controversial
    Detroit Pistons

    Auburn Hills More
    28
  32. 5
    Up 406
    Down 462
    Detroit More
    65
  33. 26
    Up 90
    Down 162

    controversial
    Detroit Tigers

    Detroit More
    36
  34. 56
    Up 6
    Down 13
    Edmonton More
    25
  35. 15
    Up 240
    Down 347
    Barcelona More
    49
  36. 37
    Up 13
    Down 22
    Munich More
    32
    added by: sebbzor
  37. 41
    Up 44
    Down 91
    Germany More
    30
  38. 74
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Oakland More
    21
  39. 2
    Up 521
    Down 554
    Green Bay More
    73
  40. 62
    Up 1
    Down 2
    Houston More
    22
  41. 89
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Kansas City More
    21
  42. 43
    Up 7
    Down 24

    about to drop off
    LSU Tigers football

    Baton Rouge More
    30
  43. 30
    Up 24
    Down 45

    niche appeal
    Liverpool F.C.

    Liverpool More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  44. 92
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Anaheim More
    21
  45. 17
    Up 215
    Down 360
    Los Angeles More
    47
  46. 66
    Up 1
    Down 3
    Los Angeles More
    21
  47. 3
    Up 527
    Down 684
    Los Angeles More
    71
  48. 7
    Up 399
    Down 448
    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester More
    63
  49. 69
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Memphis More
    21
  50. 60
    Up 76
    Down 310

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Miami Dolphins

    Miami metropolitan area More
    24
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