For the second year in a row, Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch and ESPN has put together another Power Rankings of team uniforms from the MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA.

One was fun. So we figured twice would be nice.

Consider that your welcome to the second annual Uni Watch Power Rankings. In case you missed last year’s edition, the concept behind the Power Rankings is simple: We’re assessing and ranking the uniform sets for each of the 122 teams in the “Big Four” pro sports leagues — the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. Last year’s debut installment of the Power Rankings was a big hit, so we’ve decided to do it again.

Last year I compiled a simple spreadsheet of all the cities with 3 or more teams, adding up the Uni Watch Power Rankings and seeing how the Washington, D.C. teams did: How Washington D.C. teams did in the 2012 Uni Watch Power Rankings, coming in 13th. This year, Lukas changed the methodology, ranking each sport individually rather than all 122 teams against each other. In doing so, D.C. dropped a ranking, to 14th overall, tied with Minnesota’s Twin Cities:

.

City

MLB

NFL

NHL

NBA

AVG

.

1

Pittsburgh

11 (Pirates)

4 (Pittsburgh)

7 (Penguins)

7.33

.

2

Chicago

15 (White Sox), 3 (Cubs)

1 (Bears)

8 (Blackhawks)

10 (Bulls)

7.4

.

3

San Francisco Bay Area

13 (Giants), 3 (Athletics)

6 (49ers), 2 (Raiders)

19 (Sharks)

5 (Warriors)

8

.

4

Boston

16 (Red Sox)

14 (Patriots)

2 (Bruins)

1 (Celtics)

8.25

.

5

Philadelphia

4 (Phillies)

10 (Eagles)

5 (Flyers)

15 (76ers)

8.5

.

6

Toronto

8 (Blue Jays)

6 (Maple Leafs)

21 (Raptors)

11.67

.

7

New York/New Jersey

14 (Mets), 7 (Yankees)

12 (Jets), 15 (Giants)

11 (Devils), 15 (Islanders), 4 (Rangers)

16 (Knickerbockers), 13 (Nets)

11.8

.

8

Detroit

6 (Tigers)

27 (Lions)

5 (Red Wings)

12 (Pistons)

12.5

.

9

Los Angeles/Anaheim

12 (Angels), 5 (Dodgers)

30 (Kings), 17 (Ducks)

26 (Clippers), 2 Lakers

15.33

.

10

Dallas

21 (Rangers)

7 (Cowboys)

12 (Stars)

25 (Mavericks)

16.25

.

11

St. Louis

1 (Cardinals)

21 (Rams)

27 (Blues)

16.33

.

12

Miami

29 (Marlins)

18 (Dolphins)

13 (Panthers)

6 (Heat)

16.5

.

13

Tampa Bay

18 (Rays)

11 (Buccaneers)

23 (Lightning)

17.33

.

14

Washington

26 (Nationals)

19 (Redskins)

28 (Capitals)

7 (Wizards)

20

.

Twin Cities

24 (Twins)

17 (Vikings)

10 (Wild)

29 (Timeberwolves)

20

.

15

Houston

23 (Astros)

23 (Texans)

19 (Rockets)

21.67

.

Atlanta

17 (Braves)

28 (Falcons)

20 (Hawks)

21.67

.

16

Phoenix

27 (Diamondbacks)

29 (Cardinals)

21 (Coyotes)

11 (Suns)

22

.

17

Cleveland

28 (Indians)

16 (Browns)

24 (Cavaliers)

22.67

.

18

Denver

22 (Rockies)

23 (Broncos)

29 (Avalanche)

17 (Nuggets)

22.75

DC would come in 9th amongst 4 or more teams.

Pittsburgh was first and Denver was last in both rankings.

There is functionality on the Power Rankings that allows users to rank each league and I’ll do that separately. I have to believe that the Nationals, Redskins, Capitals and Wizards come in higher than 14th though and certainly better than the Twin Cities. I know the Nats have better uniforms than Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and the Redskins certainly look sharper than than the Philadelphia Eagles. The Caps are superior sartorially than the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild or Vancouver Canucks. I’ll “prove” it soon.

Lukas will be chatting tomorrow, so tell him he’s wrong, not me.

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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