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Chiefs Move Up In ESPN's Ultimate Standings, Still Rank Very Low

ESPN The Magazine does the Ultimate Standings every year. It's a ranking of all 122 teams in the four major sports (NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL).

So how did the Chiefs do?


As I just wrote for SB Nation Kansas City, that is below the Royals.

More details and how they arrived at these results is after the jump.

Hey, before you scoff, remember that's actually an increase from the 106th ranking the Chiefs received last year.

The author of the Chiefs piece -- none other than Eddie Matz, now known as the "importing" reporter -- didn't look kindly upon the Chiefs. His main argument is that the Chiefs experience now costs 5.4% more -- 5th highest jump in the NFL -- and the product on the field isn't very good.

Here are a few places that saw ticket price increases: parking ($12), hot dogs ($2), sodas ($1.25) and beers ($1).

Here's how they did the rankings:

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.

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