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Lightning ranked sixth in ESPN.com Ultimate Team Rankings

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been ranked the sixth best franchise in the ESPN.com Ultimate Team Rankings.

The rankings considers several different factors including affordability, coaching, fan relations, ownership, players, stadium experience, bang for the buck and titles won.

The Lightning jumped 24 spots in this year's rankings after finishing 30th last year and were the highest rated team in the state of Florida.

Here's a list of the top 10 franchises according to ESPN.com

1. San Antonio Spurs (NBA)

2. Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

3. Seattle Seahawks (NFL)

4. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)

5. Los Angeles Kings (NHL)

6. Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)

7. Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)

8. Green Bay Packers (NFL)

9. Dallas Mavericks (NBA)

10. Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

The Lightning were ranked the best team in terms of affordability and were ranked with the second best fan experience in the NHL.

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