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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. 75
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Glendale More
    21
  2. 39
    Up 6
    Down 23

    about to drop off &niche appeal
    Baltimore Ravens

    Baltimore More
    31
    added by: bestintheworld1
  3. 78
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Charlotte More
    21
  4. 20
    Up 159
    Down 286
    Chicago More
    41
  5. 16
    Up 281
    Down 613

    controversial
    Dallas Cowboys

    Arlington More
    48
  6. 51
    Up 85
    Down 282

    controversial
    Denver Broncos

    Denver More
    28
  7. 64
    Up 34
    Down 130

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Detroit Lions

    Detroit More
    22
  8. 2
    Up 521
    Down 554
    Green Bay More
    73
  9. 60
    Up 76
    Down 310

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Miami Dolphins

    Miami metropolitan area More
    24
  10. 13
    Up 280
    Down 425
    Foxborough More
    52
  11. 19
    Up 166
    Down 317
    East Rutherford More
    42
  12. 21
    Up 174
    Down 332
    Notre Dame More
    40
  13. 57
    Up 76
    Down 249

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Oakland Raiders

    Oakland More
    25
  14. 55
    Up 12
    Down 43

    niche appeal
    Philadelphia Eagles

    Philadelphia More
    26
  15. 8
    Up 371
    Down 550
    Pittsburgh More
    61
  16. 10
    Up 313
    Down 412
    San Francisco More
    57
  17. 59
    Up 5
    Down 3

    ranked low on reranks
    Seattle Seahawks

    Seattle More
    24
  18. 58
    Up 31
    Down 124

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Washington Redskins

    Landover More
    24
    added by: B_Smilez
  19. 71
    Up 1
    Down 4
    21
  20. 76
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Phoenix More
    21
  21. 36
    Up 52
    Down 122
    Atlanta More
    32
    added by: snowman69
  22. 44
    Up 8
    Down 14
    Baltimore More
    30
    added by: willyboymcoy
  23. 11
    Up 334
    Down 468
    Boston More
    55
  24. 27
    Up 79
    Down 151

    controversial
    Chicago Cubs

    Chicago More
    36
    added by: snowman69
  25. 81
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Chicago More
    21
  26. 33
    Up 74
    Down 158

    controversial
    Cincinnati Reds

    Cincinnati More
    33
  27. 65
    Up 1
    Down 3
    Cleveland More
    21
  28. 26
    Up 90
    Down 162

    controversial
    Detroit Tigers

    Detroit More
    36
  29. 40
    Up 7
    Down 23

    about to drop off
    Miami Marlins

    Little Havana, Miami More
    31
    added by: OthamarGamaFilho
  30. 89
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Kansas City More
    21
  31. 92
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Anaheim More
    21
  32. 17
    Up 215
    Down 360
    Los Angeles More
    47
  33. 1
    Up 680
    Down 767

    the people's #1
    New York Yankees

    New York City, The Bronx More
    77
  34. 35
    Up 69
    Down 161
    Oakland More
    33
  35. 50
    Up 3
    Down 10

    about to drop off
    Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pittsburgh More
    28
  36. 22
    Up 125
    Down 236
    San Francisco More
    38
  37. 9
    Up 323
    Down 405
    St. Louis More
    59
  38. 91
    Up 0
    Down 2
    St. Petersburg More
    21
  39. 42
    Up 7
    Down 24

    about to drop off
    Texas Rangers

    Arlington More
    30
    added by: shaunny_boi
  40. 4
    Up 502
    Down 664

    most listed
    Boston Celtics

    Boston More
    71
  41. 6
    Up 382
    Down 438
    Chicago More
    65
  42. 49
    Up 91
    Down 227

    controversial
    Detroit Pistons

    Auburn Hills More
    28
  43. 74
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Oakland More
    21
  44. 62
    Up 1
    Down 2
    Houston More
    22
  45. 3
    Up 527
    Down 684
    Los Angeles More
    71
  46. 69
    Up 1
    Down 4
    Memphis More
    21
  47. 48
    Up 29
    Down 91

    controversial
    Miami Heat

    Miami More
    29
    added by: tylerrollo
  48. 82
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Brooklyn More
    21
  49. 53
    Up 36
    Down 115
    New York City More
    27
  50. 84
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Orlando More
    21
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