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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
    Up 193
    Down 336

    Chicago

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  2. 16
    Up 322
    Down 686

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arlington

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  3. 38
    Up 102
    Down 319

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Denver

    open
  4. 61
    Up 48
    Down 152

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Detroit

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  5. 2
    Up 612
    Down 662

    Green Bay

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  6. 40
    Up 12
    Down 29

    added by Trioxin245 Indianapolis

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  7. 42
    Up 94
    Down 339

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Miami metropolitan area

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  8. 14
    Up 334
    Down 491

    Foxborough

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  9. 21
    Up 185
    Down 375

    often listed & ranked high on reranks East Rutherford

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  10. 20
    Up 200
    Down 383

    Notre Dame

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  11. 44
    Up 95
    Down 281

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Oakland

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  12. 60
    Up 19
    Down 66

    Philadelphia

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  13. 8
    Up 434
    Down 634

    Pittsburgh

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  14. 63
    Up 4
    Down 9

    added by cburton0507 San Diego

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  15. 11
    Up 365
    Down 475

    San Francisco

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  16. 51
    Up 44
    Down 148

    often listed & added by B_Smilez Landover

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  17. 32
    Up 70
    Down 160

    added by snowman69 Atlanta

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  18. 57
    Up 17
    Down 41

    added by willyboymcoy Baltimore

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  19. 12
    Up 378
    Down 548

    Boston

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  20. 30
    Up 101
    Down 196

    added by snowman69 Chicago

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  21. 36
    Up 86
    Down 195

    Cincinnati

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  22. 56
    Up 11
    Down 28

    Cleveland

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  23. 29
    Up 114
    Down 200

    Detroit

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  24. 18
    Up 245
    Down 417

    Los Angeles

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  25. 1
    Up 781
    Down 891

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

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  26. 34
    Up 88
    Down 197

    Oakland

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  27. 28
    Up 144
    Down 288

    San Francisco

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  28. 9
    Up 362
    Down 489

    St. Louis

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  29. 3
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    Down 764

    Boston

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  30. 5
    Up 454
    Down 530

    Chicago

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  31. 52
    Up 103
    Down 255

    Auburn Hills

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  32. 4
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    Down 802

    most listed Los Angeles

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  33. 48
    Up 38
    Down 138

    often listed & added by tylerrollo Miami

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  34. 45
    Up 48
    Down 156

    New York City

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  35. 17
    Up 231
    Down 313

    San Antonio

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  36. 27
    Up 106
    Down 233

    Los Angeles

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  37. 35
    Up 51
    Down 95

    added by dannyseven Boston

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  38. 23
    Up 98
    Down 122

    Chicago

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  39. 6
    Up 467
    Down 550

    Detroit

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  40. 50
    Up 21
    Down 30

    Edmonton

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  41. 10
    Up 374
    Down 487

    Montreal, Québec

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  42. 55
    Up 23
    Down 52

    New York City

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  43. 49
    Up 27
    Down 67

    added by tyler Philadelphia

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  44. 39
    Up 30
    Down 45

    added by ChrisRubin Pittsburgh

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  45. 26
    Up 114
    Down 217

    Toronto

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  46. 43
    Up 30
    Down 56

    New Zealand

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  47. 59
    Up 29
    Down 35

    added by henry216 New Zealand Rugby Union

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  48. 31
    Up 126
    Down 273

    Milan

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  49. 33
    Up 122
    Down 245

    Holloway

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  50. 46
    Up 8
    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks & added by Trioxin245 Dortmund

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