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Ultimate (WNBA) Franchise Standings

Recently, ESPN released their "Ultimate Team Rankings", ranking every franchise from the four major sports (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL) on the following:


Bang For The Buck (BNG): Wins during the past three years (regular season plus postseason) per revenues directly from fans, adjusted for league schedules.

Fan Relations (FRL): Openness and consideration toward fans by players, coaches and management.

Ownership (OWN): Honesty and loyalty to core players and local community.

Affordability (AFF): Price of tickets, parking and concessions.

Stadium Experience (STX)
: Quality of arena and game-day promotions as well as friendliness of environment.

Players (PLA): Effort on the field and likability off it.

Coaching (CCH): Strength of on-field leadership.

Title Track (TTR): Championships already won or expected in the lifetime of current fans.


The highest ranked team? The Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. The lowest ranked? The Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL.

They didn't include any WNBA teams. I wondered what those rankings might look like for my favorite sport. We don't really have a lot of financial data and we don't know how the metrics were calculated, but I'd like to know what most people think is the best overall franchise in the WNBA.

So this is my "seat-of-the-pants", totally subjective rating. If you want to, either post your ratings in the thread below or feel free to knock mine.

I'll start:


1. Seattle
2. Los Angeles
3. Minnesota
4. Connecticut
5. San Antonio
6. Phoenix
7. Indiana
8. Chicago
9. Atlanta
10. Tulsa
11. New York
12. Washington

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