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The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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

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.
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  1. 19
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    Down 323

    Chicago

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  2. 16
    Up 315
    Down 669

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arlington

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  3. 38
    Up 100
    Down 311

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Denver

    open
  4. 65
    Up 45
    Down 144

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Detroit

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  5. 2
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    Down 632

    Green Bay

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  6. 40
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    added by Trioxin245 Indianapolis

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  7. 43
    Up 91
    Down 333

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Miami metropolitan area

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  8. 14
    Up 317
    Down 475

    Foxborough

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  9. 21
    Up 183
    Down 363

    East Rutherford

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  10. 20
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    Down 370

    Notre Dame

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  11. 44
    Up 94
    Down 273

    Oakland

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  12. 64
    Up 17
    Down 61

    Philadelphia

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  13. 8
    Up 418
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    Pittsburgh

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  14. 11
    Up 353
    Down 462

    San Francisco

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  15. 54
    Up 43
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    often listed & added by B_Smilez Landover

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  16. 34
    Up 67
    Down 150

    added by snowman69 Atlanta

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  17. 57
    Up 17
    Down 35

    added by willyboymcoy Baltimore

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  18. 12
    Up 367
    Down 528

    Boston

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  19. 32
    Up 95
    Down 186

    added by snowman69 Chicago

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  20. 35
    Up 86
    Down 186

    Cincinnati

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  21. 58
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    Cleveland

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  22. 29
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    Down 188

    Detroit

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  23. 18
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    Los Angeles

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  24. 1
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    the people's #1 New York City, The Bronx

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  25. 33
    Up 87
    Down 187

    Oakland

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  26. 28
    Up 142
    Down 277

    San Francisco

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  27. 9
    Up 357
    Down 471

    St. Louis

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  28. 4
    Up 559
    Down 740

    Boston

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  29. 5
    Up 434
    Down 506

    Chicago

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  30. 55
    Up 101
    Down 248

    Auburn Hills

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  31. 3
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    Down 771

    most listed Los Angeles

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  32. 48
    Up 36
    Down 129

    often listed & added by tylerrollo Miami

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  33. 52
    Up 46
    Down 150

    New York City

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  34. 17
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    Down 306

    San Antonio

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  35. 63
    Up 2
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    added by Trioxin245 Louisville

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  36. 26
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    Down 223

    Los Angeles

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  37. 45
    Up 8
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    added by Trioxin245 Gainesville

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  38. 66
    Up 1
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    new! & added by vijaymohanp

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  39. 30
    Up 51
    Down 84

    added by dannyseven Boston

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  40. 24
    Up 88
    Down 113

    ranked low on reranks Chicago

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  41. 6
    Up 453
    Down 527

    Detroit

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  42. 50
    Up 19
    Down 25

    Edmonton

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  43. 10
    Up 362
    Down 475

    Montreal, Québec

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  44. 53
    Up 22
    Down 46

    New York City

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  45. 46
    Up 26
    Down 59

    added by tyler Philadelphia

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  46. 37
    Up 29
    Down 37

    added by ChrisRubin Pittsburgh

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  47. 25
    Up 111
    Down 208

    Toronto

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  48. 47
    Up 25
    Down 52

    ranked low on reranks New Zealand

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  49. 61
    Up 27
    Down 31

    added by henry216 New Zealand Rugby Union

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  50. 31
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    Down 263

    Milan

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