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City Champ Score
1 Los Angeles 2.76
2 Tampa 2.54
3 Kansas City 2.48
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MLB
Rangers vs Phillies

Rangers have won 12 straight games against the Phillies

White Sox vs Blue Jays

Blue Jays have won 8 straight games against the White Sox

Rockies vs Athletics

Athletics have lost 8 straight games

Twins vs Nationals

Twins have lost 7 straight games

Padres vs Reds

Reds have lost 7 straight games at home

Mets vs Guardians

Guardians have won 5 straight games at home

Tigers vs Royals

Royals have won 5 straight games at home

Champ Score Updates

Feb 12, 2024

With the first back-to-back Super Bowls in nearly 20 years, The Chiefs' have propelled Kansas City to their all time high in terms of local team success, surpassing the previous mark set last year. KC still is sitting at only 3rd place on the Champ list, behind Tampa and Los Angeles, who both have had multiple teams contribute to their champ scores. As great as the Chiefs have been, neither the Royals nor Sporting KC have made any serious playoff runs, and it is hard to make it to the top of the Champ list only based on the strength of one team, dynasty or not.

On the other side of the coin, San Francisco edges themselves into the top 5 on the strength of this Super Bowl run and their prior Warriors championship. They obviously were hoping for more, but the 49ers are already listed as the Super Bowl favorites for next season, so perhaps their window is just opening.

Dec 10, 2023

The Columbus Crew beat LAFC by a score of 2-1 in the MLS Cup, and have won the final championship of the calendar year. This is the Crew's 2nd MLS Cup in 4 years, and 3rd overall, and brings the city of Columbus to their all-time high ranking on the Champ list, 15th.

While LAFC did not end up winning the MLS Cup, their runner up finish was enough to pad Los Angeles' lead in the overall Champ list and maintain their spot as the #1 sports city.

Nov 1, 2023

Congrats to the Texas Rangers, who are now the third franchise in a row to win their first championship, ending the 62-year drought that started in 1961 when they joined the MLB. With the Rangers' World Series win, the city of Dallas moves all the way up to #7 on the champ list, and breaks their 11 year and 46 season drought.

Nothing changes at the top of the champ list though, as neither the Dodgers nor Rays had enough of a postseason run to alter the order of #1 and #2. Of note if you think the streak of first-time winners is going to continue for the NFL, then the Super Bowl winner would need to be one of the (roughly in current SB odds): Bills, Bengals, Lions, Browns, Jags, Chargers, Falcons, Vikings, Titans, Texans, Panthers, or Cardinals. The odds get pretty long after the first 6, but certainly a realistic chance for those teams.

Jun 14, 2023

Congrats to the Nuggets, who took 47 seasons to win their first championship, and the Golden Knights, who took 6. With the NBA and NHL seasons ending in back-to-back days, we enter a long gap between the next time the champ score will update, IE the dog days of summer. Thus the leaderboard will remain as follows for quite a while:

Denver creeps into the top 3 with their 3rd title since 2015, and Vegas rounds out the top 10 with their new Stanley Cup. LA remains in the top spot with a little more breathing room as the Lakers playoff run outpaced what the Lightning were able to accomplish. But given that Tampa and Los Angeles both have highly relevant baseball teams, the top spot will likely be very much up for grabs during the MLB playoffs.

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Current Champ Scores How are Champ Scores calculated?

Rank City Overall Champ Score Teams Leagues Champ Score per Team
1 Los Angeles 2.763 11 6 0.279
2 Tampa 2.543 3 3 0.877
3 Kansas City 2.482 3 3 0.887
4 Denver 2.024 5 5 0.422
5 Las Vegas 1.713 3 3 1.008
6 San Francisco 1.397 3 3 0.582
7 Houston 1.369 4 4 0.360
8 Dallas 1.213 6 6 0.217
9 Atlanta 0.997 5 5 0.222
10 Boston 0.959 5 5 0.200
11 Philadelphia 0.922 5 5 0.192
12 Milwaukee 0.882 2 2 0.441
13 Miami 0.802 5 5 0.187
14 Washington DC 0.768 6 6 0.135
15 New York 0.610 11 6 0.058
16 Phoenix 0.595 5 5 0.124
17 Columbus 0.546 2 2 0.287
18 Seattle 0.514 5 5 0.129
19 Toronto 0.481 4 4 0.123
20 St. Louis 0.426 3 3 0.194
21 Chicago 0.423 7 6 0.063
22 Oakland 0.409 1 1 0.205
23 Cincinnati 0.245 3 3 0.102
24 Pittsburgh 0.211 3 3 0.073
25 Montreal 0.177 2 2 0.093
26 Uncasville 0.133 1 1 0.133
27 Minneapolis 0.103 6 6 0.019
28 Cleveland 0.091 3 3 0.031
29 Raleigh 0.076 1 1 0.076
30 Portland 0.076 2 2 0.040
31 Baltimore 0.074 2 2 0.039
32 Edmonton 0.063 1 1 0.063
33 Detroit 0.056 4 4 0.014
34 San Diego 0.051 1 1 0.042
35 Buffalo 0.039 2 2 0.021
36 Green Bay 0.031 1 1 0.031
37 Salt Lake City 0.021 2 2 0.011
38 Nashville 0.019 3 3 0.008
39 Austin 0.016 1 1 0.016
40 Memphis 0.016 1 1 0.016
41 Newark 0.012 1 1 0.012
42 Calgary 0.012 1 1 0.012
43 Jacksonville 0.011 1 1 0.011
44 Winnipeg 0.010 1 1 0.010
45 Orlando 0.007 2 2 0.004
46 New Orleans 0.005 2 2 0.003
47 Vancouver 0.004 2 2 0.002
48 Sacramento 0.003 1 1 0.003
49 San Jose 0.003 2 2 0.002
50 Indianapolis 0.001 3 3 0.000
51 Oklahoma City 0.001 1 1 0.001
52 San Antonio 0.000 1 1 0.000
53 Charlotte 0.000 3 3 0.000
54 Ottawa 0.000 1 1 0.000
55 Tulsa 0.000 0 0 0.000
Rank # City Years Yrs Seasons
1 Minneapolis 32 120
2 Buffalo 58 119
3 San Diego 58 115
4 New York 12 98
5 Phoenix 22 89
6 Cincinnati 33 65
7 Charlotte 35 63
8 Detroit 15 62
9 Vancouver 53 59
10 Nashville 27 52
11 Portland 46 47
12 Salt Lake City 44 45
13 Miami 10 41
14 Montreal 30 40
15 Sacramento 38 39
Rank # City Year Range Yr Range Years Yrs Seasons
1 Cleveland 1965 2015 50 145
2 Minneapolis 1992 32 120
3 Buffalo 1966 58 119
4 San Diego 1966 58 115
5 Chicago 1964 1984 20 102
6 New York 2012 12 98
7 Milwaukee 1972 2020 48 97
8 Seattle 1980 2012 32 94
9 Philadelphia 1984 2007 23 94
10 Atlanta 1966 1994 28 91
11 Washington DC 1992 2017 25 90
12 Phoenix 2002 22 89
13 Atlanta 1996 2020 24 86
14 Houston 1962 1993 31 82
15 Minneapolis 1955 1986 31 77

All-Time Highest Champ Scores

Rank City Year Peak Score
1 New York 1940 6.637
2 New York 1957 6.110
3 Detroit 1955 4.985
4 Los Angeles 2002 4.933
5 New York 2001 4.692
6 New York 1983 4.551
7 Boston 2008 4.500
8 Los Angeles 1988 4.373
9 Boston 1966 4.290
10 Boston 2019 4.272
11 Detroit 1937 4.083
12 Oakland 1977 4.052