NBA and NHL teams dominate the top 10 while Sacramento Kings come in last.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been hailed as the the best franchise in America for the past year ahead of 121 other professional teams.
The NBA side topped the annual poll conducted by ESPN which looks at several areas of team from the front office to on-field or court success.
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.
The Grizzlies boasted top-five rankings in six of the 25 sub-categories and 13 top-10 ranks, a first for the Memphis franchise.
The Grizzlies are one of only four NBA franchises (San Antonio Spurs in 2004 and 2006, Detroit Pistons in 2005, and Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012) to be ranked the top overall team since ESPN introduced its annual survey in 2003.
The Grizzlies have finished in the top 10 in three consecutive seasons, ranking fifth overall in 2012 and ninth overall in 2011, showing consistent improvement after placing No. 113 in 2008.
The Grizzlies join the likes of the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Angels as past winners.
Top 10 teams in America
1. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
2. San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
3. Indiana Pacers (NBA)
4. Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
5. Green Bay Packers (NFL)
6. Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
7. Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
8. Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
9.Ottawa Senators (NHL)