We're No. 31!

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

OK, so 31st place isn’t the kind of ranking a sports franchise usually aspires to. But for the Columbus Blue Jackets, landing in the top third of ESPN’s Ultimate Standings isn’t half bad.

The Cleveland Cavaliers came in at No. 5 overall, and was ranked the No. 5 team most committed to winning and No. 1 for quality of players. (Did you catch that, LeBron?)

After the Blue Jackets at No. 31, the Reds ranked No. 36, the Indians No. 67, the Browns No. 114, and the Bengals did Ohio proud at No. 118 overall.

Not surprisingly, the Bengals came in last at No. 122 in the fan relations category. I guess community service doesn’t benefit a franchise’s image when it’s court-ordered.