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The popularity of our favorite sports teams can be adjudicated using a hundred different methods, from merchandise and tickets sold, to global team familiarity. We’ve decided to take the web approach and scoured internet for the top four means of collecting information about North American sports teams, aside from visiting an official team URL. Using Facebook Fans, Twitter Followers, Google search results and number of Wiki-searches, we’ve created an algorithm to find out The 50 Most Popular Sports Teams in North America on the Web.

The algorithm:

The pool consists of every team from the MLB (30 Teams), MLS (19 Teams), NBA (30 Teams), NFL (32 Teams) and NHL (30 Teams) – 141 teams in total. Of those 141 teams, we’ve given each team a score (1-141) based on the ranking of their team in every online category.

For example the team with the most Facebook Followers will get 141 points and the team with the least will get 1 point.

Each one of the four online categories are worth the same amount of points, so the maximum amount of points a team can receive is 564pts (141pts x 4) and the least amount is 4 (4pts x 1). The Top 50 will be released on the list, but feel free to download the entire list on a spreadsheet.

The 50 Most Popular Sports Teams In America (According To The Internet)

50. Seattle Seahawks – 345 Points

Facebook Likes: #49 – 859304 (93 Points)
Twitter Followers: #46 – 217477 (96 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #42 – 648737 (100 Points)
Google Results: #86 – 8520000 (56 Points)

Photo source: ea.com

50. Pittsburgh Penguins 345 Points

Facebook Likes: #37 – 1275273 (105 Points)
Twitter Followers: #21 – 358496 (121 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #83 – 461767 (59 Points)
Google Results: #82 – 8880000 (60 Points)

Photo source: si.com

50. Houston Rockets – 345 Points

Facebook Likes: #58 – 668954 (84 Points)
Twitter Followers: #54 – 200808 (88 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #39 – 655411 (103 Points)
Google Results: #72 – 9580000 (70 Points)

Photo source: cheerleaderheaven.com

49. Texas Rangers – 352 Points

Facebook Likes: #28 – 1463335 (114 Points)
Twitter Followers: #36 – 272277 (106 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #57 – 573093 (85 Points)
Google Results: #73 – 9570000 (69 Points)

Photo source: mlb.com

48. Vancouver Canucks – 354 Points

Facebook Likes: #53 – 809852 (89 Points)
Twitter Followers: #20 – 372928 (122 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #85 – 452250 (57 Points)
Google Results: #56 – 13300000 (86 Points)

Photo source: thescore.com

47. San Diego Chargers – 355 Points

Facebook Likes: #39 – 1211727 (103 Points)
Twitter Followers: #55 – 198794 (87 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #71 – 525895 (71 Points)
Google Results: #48 – 17800000 (94 Points)

Photo source: cloudfront.net

46. Brooklyn Nets – 357 Points

Facebook Likes: #48 – 940861 (94 Points)
Twitter Followers: #40 – 248930 (102 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #10 – 1386019 (132 Points)
Google Results: #113 – 7040000 (29 Points)

Photo source: animalnewyork.com

44. Houston Texans – 358 Points

Facebook Likes: #52 – 852211 (90 Points)
Twitter Followers: #43 – 240714 (99 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #31 – 775208 (111 Points)
Google Results: #84 – 8550000 (58 Points)

Photo source: NFL.com

44. Chicago Blackhawks – 258 Ppoints

Facebook Likes: #38 – 1268201 (104 Points)
Twitter Followers: #26 – 307551 (116 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #93 – 403200 (49 Points)
Google Results: #53 – 15400000 (89 Points)

Photo source: sportsillustrated.com

43. Oakland Athletics – 36 Points

Facebook Likes: #87 – 376772 (55 Points)
Twitter Followers: #104 – 106396 (38 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #11 – 1310837 (131 Points)
Google Results: #6 – 78900000 (136 Points)

Photo source: zimbio.com

42. Indianapolis Colts – 362 Points

Facebook Likes: #23 – 1674041 (119 Points)
Twitter Followers: #70 – 154279 (72 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #35 – 717246 (107 Points)
Google Results: #78 – 9350000 (64 Points)

Photo source: NFL.com

41. Atlanta Braves – 369 Points

Facebook Likes: #36 – 1297336 (106 Points)
Twitter Followers: #24 – 319047 (118 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #62 – 554143 (80 Points)
Google Results: #77 – 9370000 (65 Points)

Photo source: onlineathes.com

39. Toronto Blue Jays – 370 Points

Facebook Likes: #72 – 515371 (70 Points)
Twitter Followers: #81 – 140870 (61 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #72 – 522671 (70 Points)
Google Results: #16 – 34800000 (126 Points)

Photo source: rsvlts.com

39. Minnesota Vikings – 370 Points

Facebook Likes: #29 – 1417695 (113 Points)
Twitter Followers: #52 – 208102 (90 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #49 – 598837 (93 Points)
Google Results: #68 – 9780000 (74 Points)

Photo source: bustedcoverage.com

38. Detroit Tigers – 380 Points

Facebook Likes: #40 – 1194232 (102 Points)
Twitter Followers: #41 – 246849 (101 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #38 – 702635 (104 Points)
Google Results: #69 – 9660000 (73 Points)

Photo source: Zimbio.com

37. Washington Redskins – 382 Points

Facebook Likes: #41 – 1101823 (101 Points)
Twitter Followers: #53 – 204572 (89 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #17 – 1017734 (125 Points)
Google Results: #75 – 9510000 (67 Points)

Photo source: zimbio.com

36. Golden State Warriors – 384 Points

Facebook Likes: #81 – 421313 (61 Points)
Twitter Followers: #57 – 186430 (85 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #26 – 864188 (116 Points)
Google Results: #20 – 33200000 (122 Points)

Photo source: wallpapersget.com

35. New York Mets – 387 Points

Facebook Likes: #63 – 627993 (79 Points)
Twitter Followers: #62 – 174210 (80 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #53 – 585159 (89 Points)
Google Results: #3 – 132000000 (139 Points)

Photo source: zimbio.com

34. New York Rangers – 388 Points

Facebook Likes: #44 – 1000586 (98 Points)
Twitter Followers: #45 – 222584 (97 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #57 – 573093 (85 Points)
Google Results: #34 – 26200000 (108 Points)

Photo source: blueshirtbulletin.com

33. Miami Dolphins – 390 Points

Facebook Likes: #34 – 1314861 (108 Points)
Twitter Followers: #49 – 211127 (93 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #32 – 746830 (110 Points)
Google Results: #63 – 10600000 (79 Points)

Photo source: tunafishy.com

32. Boston Bruins – 393 Points

Facebook Likes: #33 – 1334693 (109 Points)
Twitter Followers: #22 – 330697 (120 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #56 – 573128 (86 Points)
Google Results: #64 – 10500000 (78 Points)

Photo source: tqn.com

31. Chicago Cubs – 298 Points

Facebook Likes: #21 – 1761726 (121 Points)
Twitter Followers: #44 – 229772 (98 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #44 – 627043 (98 Points)
Google Results: #61 – 10800000 (81 Points)

Photo source: zimbio.com

30. Oakland Raiders – 412 Points

Facebook Likes: #18 – 1886181 (124 Points)
Twitter Followers: #42 – 244785 (100 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #22 – 905817 (120 Points)
Google Results: #74 – 9560000 (68 Points)

Photo source: nationalpost.com

29. Detroit Red Wings – 415 Points

Facebook Likes: #31 – 1364248 (111 Points)
Twitter Followers: #33 – 277974 (109 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #63 – 552111 (79 Points)
Google Results: #26 – 28200000 (116 Points)

Photo source: localsportsjournal.com

28. Orlando Magic – 417 Points

Facebook Likes: #20 – 1771938 (122 Points)
Twitter Followers: #3 – 1096808 (139 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #58 – 572611 (84 Points)
Google Results: #70 – 9660000 (72 Points)

Photo source: si.com

27. Toronto Maple Leafs – 419 Points

Facebook Likes: #57 – 673991 (85 Points)
Twitter Followers: #27 – 299967 (115 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #51 – 593029 (91 Points)
Google Results: #14 – 42200000 (128 Points)

Photo source: 1zoon.net

26. Philadelphia Eagles – 420 Points

Facebook Likes: #16 – 2021868 (126 Points)
Twitter Followers: #31 – 286139 (111 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #36 – 716835 (106 Points)
Google Results: #65 – 10500000 (77 Points)

Photo source: thirdage.com

25. Denver Broncos – 425 Points

Facebook Likes: #24 – 1519668 (118 Points)
Twitter Followers: #37 – 267730 (105 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #20 – 920323 (122 Points)
Google Results: #62 – 10800000 (80 Points)

Photo source: si.com

24. Dallas Mavericks – 426 Points

Facebook Likes: #15 – 2534698 (127 Points)
Twitter Followers: #28 – 292132 (114 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #33 – 727120 (109 Points)
Google Results: #66 – 10100000 (76 Points)

Photo source: gannett.com

23. Los Angeles Clippers – 428 Points

Facebook Likes: #56 – 718683 (86 Points)
Twitter Followers: #32 – 285608 (110 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #23 – 870826 (119 Points)
Google Results: #29 – 27900000 (113 Points)

Photo source: Zimbio.com

22. St. Louis Cardinals – 431 Points

Facebook Likes: #30 – 1389467 (112 Points)
Twitter Followers: #34 – 274745 (108 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #50 – 593832 (92 Points)
Google Results: #23 – 30200000 (119 Points)

Photo source: zimbio.com

21. Chicago Bears – 438 Points

Facebook Likes: #13 – 2697538 (129 Points)
Twitter Followers: #29 – 291347 (113 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #29 – 783124 (113 Points)
Google Results: #59 – 12300000 (83 Points)

Photo source: zimbio.com

20. Baltimore Ravens – 446 Points

Facebook Likes: #27 – 1472250 (115 Points)
Twitter Followers: #23 – 325023 (119 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #15 – 1064100 (127 Points)
Google Results: #57 – 13200000 (85 Points)

Photo source: wagerweb.ag

19. Los Angeles Dodgers – 454 Point

Facebook Likes: #32 – 1351284 (110 Points)
Twitter Followers: #35 – 273059 (107 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #34 – 724598 (108 Points)
Google Results: #13 – 45100000 (129 Points)

Photo source: Zimbio.com

18. San Antonio Spurs – 472 Points

Facebook Likes: #25 – 1499194 (117 Points)
Twitter Followers: #30 – 287038 (112 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #24 – 867965 (118 Points)
Google Results: #17 – 34100000 (125 Points)

Photo source: turner.com

17. Pittsburgh Steelers – 475 Points

Facebook Likes: #7 – 4842922 (135 Points)
Twitter Followers: #12 – 1038960 (126 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #16 – 1038960 (126 Points)
Google Results: #58 – 12700000 (84 Points)

Photo source: zimbio.com

16. New York Jets – 476 Points

Facebook Likes: #26 – 1495513 (116 Points)
Twitter Followers: #10 – 575539 (132 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #28 – 814146 (114 Points)
Google Results: #28 – 28000000 (114 Points)

Photo source: danny-wild.com

15. Dallas Cowboys – 486 Points

Facebook Likes: #6 – 5373133 (136 Points)
Twitter Followers: #11 – 547670 (131 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #14 – 1164515 (128 Points)
Google Results: #52 – 15500000 (90 Points)

Photo source: gridironexperts.com

14. New Orleans Saints – 486 Points

Facebook Likes: #12 – 2933249 (130 Points)
Twitter Followers: #25 – 310090 (117 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #21 – 907601 (121 Points)
Google Results: #24 – 29900000 (118 Points)

Photo source: theepochtimes.com

13. San Francisco Giants – 493 Points

Facebook Likes: #22 – 1681524 (120 Points)
Twitter Followers: #17 – 416683 (125 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #18 – 971114 (124 Points)
Google Results: #19 – 33200000 (123 Points)

Photo source: onlineathens.com

12. Green Bay Packers – 500 Points

Facebook Likes: #11 – 3458497 (131 Points)
Twitter Followers: #15 – 445961 (127 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #12 – 1287272 (130 Points)
Google Results: #30 – 27900000 (112 Points)

Photo source: NPR.org

11. Boston Celtics – 501 Points

Facebook Likes: #4 – 6911857 (138 Points)
Twitter Followers: #4 – 1051951 (138 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #5 – 1646046 (137 Points)
Google Results: #54 – 15000000 (88 Points)

Photo source: uncoached.com

10. San Francisco 49ers – 503 Points

Facebook Likes: #19 – 1821230 (123 Points)
Twitter Followers: #19 – 379385 (123 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #9 – 1414254 (133 Points)
Google Results: #24 – 34000000 (124 Points)

Photo source: 49ers.com

9. New York Giants – 505 Points

Facebook Likes: #14 – 2638371 (128 Points)
Twitter Followers: #14 – 447278 (128 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #4 – 1860151 (138 Points)
Google Results: #31 – 27200000 (111 Points)

Photo source: ESPN.com

8. Boston Red Sox – 509 Points

Facebook Likes: #19 – 3800133 (133 Points)
Twitter Followers: #16 – 443075 (126 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #19 – 923234 (123 Points)
Google Results: #15 – 39400000 (127 Points)

Photo source: mlbsluggers.com

7. Miami Heat – 519 Points

Facebook Likes: #3 – 7971062 (139 Points)
Twitter Followers: #2 – 1202276 (140 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #3 – 1941461 (139 Points)
Google Results: #41 – 22400000 (101 Points)

Photo source: w3walls.com

6. Chicago Bulls – 527 Points

Facebook Likes: #2 – 8550805 (140 Points)
Twitter Followers: #7 – 744423 (135 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #7 – 1474623 (135 Points)
Google Results: #25 – 29800000 (117 Points)

Photo source: dalja.com

5. Oklahoma City Thunder – 531 Points

Facebook Likes: #17 – 1982779 (125 Points)
Twitter Followers: #13 – 464990 (129 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #6 – 1567965 (136 Points)
Google Results: #1 – 193000000 (141 Points)

Photo source: SI.com

4. New York Knicks – 533 Points

Facebook Likes: #10 – 3658152 (132 Points)
Twitter Followers: #9 – 577039 (133 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #8 – 1429485 (134 Points)
Google Results: #8 – 62600000 (134 Points)

Photo source: csnwashington.com

3. New York Yankees – 536 Points

Facebook Likes: #5 – 6,324,165 (137 Points)
Twitter Followers: #5 – 878804 (137 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #13 – 1,262,958 (129 Points)
Google Results: #9 – 5,7200,000 (133 Points)

Photo source: gawkerassets.com

2. New England Patriots – 541 Points

Facebook Likes: #8 4,013,917 (134 Points)
Twitter Followers: #8 – 58,4703 (134 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #2 – 2,219,875 (141 Points)
Google Results: #10 – 55,600,000 (132 Points)

Photo source: kcsportsninja.com

1. Los Angeles Lakers – 552 Points

Facebook Likes: #1 – 16,276,292 (141 Points)
Twitter Followers: #1 – 3,075,050 (141 Points)
Wikipedia Searches: #2 – 1,998,168 (140 Points)
Google Results: #12 – 50,900,000 (130 Points)

Photo source: turner.com

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