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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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    Chicago

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  2. 16
    Up 304
    Down 660

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arlington

    open
  3. 38
    Up 96
    Down 303

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Denver

    open
  4. 64
    Up 42
    Down 141

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Detroit

    open
  5. 2
    Up 574
    Down 610

    Green Bay

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  6. 40
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    Down 14

    added by Trioxin245 Indianapolis

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  7. 46
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    Down 328

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Miami metropolitan area

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  8. 15
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    Down 461

    Foxborough

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  9. 21
    Up 177
    Down 355

    East Rutherford

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  10. 20
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    Down 362

    Notre Dame

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  11. 45
    Up 91
    Down 264

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Oakland

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  12. 63
    Up 15
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    Philadelphia

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  13. 8
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    Down 599

    Pittsburgh

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  14. 11
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    Down 447

    San Francisco

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  15. 54
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    often listed & added by B_Smilez Landover

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  16. 36
    Up 63
    Down 144

    added by snowman69 Atlanta

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  17. 49
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    ranked low on reranks & added by willyboymcoy Baltimore

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  18. 12
    Up 358
    Down 512

    Boston

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  19. 32
    Up 90
    Down 181

    added by snowman69 Chicago

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  20. 33
    Up 84
    Down 179

    Cincinnati

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  21. 53
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    Cleveland

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  22. 28
    Up 106
    Down 181

    Detroit

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  23. 17
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    Los Angeles

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  24. 1
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    Down 841

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

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  25. 34
    Up 82
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    Oakland

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  26. 26
    Up 136
    Down 264

    San Francisco

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  27. 9
    Up 351
    Down 450

    St. Louis

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  28. 4
    Up 549
    Down 718

    Boston

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  29. 5
    Up 425
    Down 488

    Chicago

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  30. 56
    Up 98
    Down 244

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Auburn Hills

    open
  31. 3
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    Down 745

    most listed Los Angeles

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  32. 44
    Up 35
    Down 121

    often listed & added by tylerrollo Miami

    open
  33. 50
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    Down 142

    often listed & ranked high on reranks New York City

    open
  34. 18
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    San Antonio

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  35. 60
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    added by Trioxin245 Louisville

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  36. 25
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    Los Angeles

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  37. 42
    Up 8
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    added by Trioxin245 Gainesville

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  38. 31
    Up 47
    Down 77

    added by dannyseven Boston

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  39. 24
    Up 82
    Down 107

    Chicago

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  40. 7
    Up 442
    Down 508

    Detroit

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  41. 55
    Up 15
    Down 23

    Edmonton

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  42. 10
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    Montreal, Québec

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  43. 51
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    New York City

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  44. 47
    Up 23
    Down 53

    ranked low on reranks & added by tyler Philadelphia

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  45. 37
    Up 26
    Down 31

    added by ChrisRubin Pittsburgh

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  46. 27
    Up 107
    Down 198

    Toronto

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  47. 48
    Up 21
    Down 47

    ranked low on reranks New Zealand

    open
  48. 62
    Up 24
    Down 28

    added by henry216 New Zealand Rugby Union

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  49. 30
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    Down 254

    Milan

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  50. 35
    Up 115
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    Holloway

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