The eighth annual Ultimate Standings put together by ESPN The Mag are out, which is important because it's news that doesn't directly involve LeBron. Here's where Cleveland's teams finished in the grand rankings based on the following factors:
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.
RNK BNG FRL OWN AFF STX PLA CCH TTR
10. Cleveland Cavaliers 10 6 26 15 66 32 11 59 40
91. Cleveland Indians 91 87 88 109 44 45 75 95 108
108. Cleveland Browns 108 92 114 102 84 100 107 97 102