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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 184
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    Chicago

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  2. 16
    Up 309
    Down 663

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arlington

    open
  3. 38
    Up 98
    Down 308

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Denver

    open
  4. 65
    Up 44
    Down 141

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Detroit

    open
  5. 2
    Up 576
    Down 617

    Green Bay

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  6. 41
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    Down 18

    added by Trioxin245 Indianapolis

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  7. 46
    Up 89
    Down 331

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Miami metropolitan area

    open
  8. 15
    Up 313
    Down 465

    Foxborough

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  9. 21
    Up 181
    Down 359

    East Rutherford

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  10. 20
    Up 194
    Down 364

    Notre Dame

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  11. 45
    Up 92
    Down 269

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Oakland

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  12. 64
    Up 15
    Down 59

    Philadelphia

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  13. 8
    Up 410
    Down 605

    Pittsburgh

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  14. 11
    Up 347
    Down 454

    San Francisco

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  15. 57
    Up 41
    Down 139

    added by B_Smilez Landover

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  16. 34
    Up 65
    Down 147

    added by snowman69 Atlanta

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  17. 54
    Up 17
    Down 32

    added by willyboymcoy Baltimore

    open
  18. 12
    Up 362
    Down 517

    Boston

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  19. 33
    Up 93
    Down 183

    added by snowman69 Chicago

    open
  20. 35
    Up 85
    Down 183

    Cincinnati

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  21. 55
    Up 10
    Down 19

    Cleveland

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  22. 29
    Up 109
    Down 183

    Detroit

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  23. 18
    Up 236
    Down 401

    Los Angeles

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  24. 1
    Up 744
    Down 848

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

    open
  25. 32
    Up 86
    Down 181

    Oakland

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  26. 27
    Up 139
    Down 269

    San Francisco

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  27. 9
    Up 353
    Down 456

    St. Louis

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  28. 3
    Up 556
    Down 722

    Boston

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  29. 5
    Up 429
    Down 493

    Chicago

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  30. 58
    Up 99
    Down 246

    Auburn Hills

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  31. 4
    Up 579
    Down 754

    most listed Los Angeles

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  32. 48
    Up 36
    Down 125

    often listed & added by tylerrollo Miami

    open
  33. 52
    Up 45
    Down 147

    often listed & ranked high on reranks New York City

    open
  34. 17
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    Down 302

    San Antonio

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  35. 62
    Up 1
    Down 4

    added by Trioxin245 Louisville

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  36. 26
    Up 102
    Down 216

    Los Angeles

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  37. 42
    Up 8
    Down 26

    added by Trioxin245 Gainesville

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  38. 30
    Up 51
    Down 79

    added by dannyseven Boston

    open
  39. 24
    Up 85
    Down 109

    Chicago

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  40. 6
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    Down 514

    Detroit

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  41. 53
    Up 17
    Down 23

    Edmonton

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  42. 10
    Up 356
    Down 466

    Montreal, Québec

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  43. 50
    Up 22
    Down 42

    New York City

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  44. 47
    Up 25
    Down 56

    ranked low on reranks & added by tyler Philadelphia

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  45. 37
    Up 29
    Down 33

    ranked low on reranks & added by ChrisRubin Pittsburgh

    open
  46. 25
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    Down 200

    Toronto

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  47. 51
    Up 23
    Down 50

    New Zealand

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  48. 63
    Up 24
    Down 30

    added by henry216 New Zealand Rugby Union

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  49. 31
    Up 123
    Down 257

    Milan

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  50. 36
    Up 117
    Down 233

    Holloway

    open
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