Sporting News has compiled an updated list which ranks the nation’s sports towns (professional and Division I) via applicable criteria like wins, attendance and postseason appearances – items not exactly prevalent in the state of Ohio. Given that, the two major sports towns in lakeside state still rated fairly on the list of 271 cities with Columbus and Cleveland ranking 36 and 45, respectively.
Dallas, Boston and Philadelphia top the list which takes into account the last 12 months, rolling from the summer of 2010 to that of 2011. Sadly, Pittsburgh comes in sixth-overall, right behind New York and ahead of notables like Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Other Ohio towns to crack the list are Cincinnati (21), Oxford (103), Kent (109), Athens (115), Dayton (125), Akron (126), Bowling Green (187), Toledo (188) and Youngstown (209).