This is my list and is completely opinionated. So if you like cold hard facts, go read something else. With each of these I will have ratings. There will be an exclusiveness rating (how easy or hard it is to get in), an activeness rating (if there is a lot going on in the group), thrill (how fun it is to be in the group), and an overall rating (how good this group is). Each will be on a scale of 1-10. Last edition's ranking is in parentheses.
1. The FanNation Fraternity (3)- It's the first round of the playoffs going on at the frat right now which gives it even more reason to be number one. They have 27 members. The group was founded on June 18th by Basketball PG 14. They were the first group to ever host a throwdown league. It is a private group.
2. OATTA (4)- This group runs a great throwdown tourney. It has 29 members and was founded on June 29th by Elway4Prez. They are currently preparing for the Championship Throwdown of their first tournament. It is a private group.
3. "FEEL THE STEEL"--Steeler Nation Fan Group (NR)- This group is the best team fan group there is on FanNation. It was founded on May 5th by IRISH-DOC. It has the best team blog on this site as well. It's always very active and overall a great group to be a part of. It is a public group and has 118 members.
4. Best. Group. Ever. (2)- They dropped since the last rankings mainly because they are running out of random things to discuss on the message board. The creative polls are what keep them in this. It is a public group and has 78 members. The group was founded on July 8th by chrono8008.
5. NFL Fan Club (NR)- Bursting into the rankings this week. The reason being that they are the best league-oriented group on FanNation. Great message board and a they have decent throwdown tournaments. It is a private group founded by ravensfan on July 7th. They have 144 members and are the largest group on this list.
Just Missed: The Future Rulers of the World, Fannation Throwdown League, Throwdown Warriors, True Soccer Fans, Satire Central: Onions, Pickles, and Other Delights, Sportsnation's 100 greatest NFL players of all time.
Now here's something new this week. I will be ranking the top 3 throwdown tournaments/leagues run by groups.
1. OATTA- What I love about this group's tourney is that it's fast-moving and very well-run. They are currently doing their first tournament and it has 16 people in it. The next could have 32. The championship, which will be starting shortly, involves Steelercooz on one side and on the other either Elway4Prez or uofmrules pending a group vote. They are the first group on record to have their Final Four competitors total 200 TD wins among them.
2. The FanNation Fraternity- The first group ever to have a league for throwdowners. It is filled with the best FanNation has to offer. They have a 6-week season and right now are in Week 4 (first round of playoffs). It's very well-run and has pretty good topics. Their league had 12 competitors but next season they are expanding to 16.
3. Throwdown Warriors- The reason they fell out of the rankings is because of two things: their throwdown tourney is lagging and is taking a very, long time to complete; there is much dispute about the many inactive members within the group. Besides that, they still have good topics and great competitors in their tournaments. They are currently working on their second tourney. Their first was won by AdamLee over Big Ben68.
Just Missed: Fannation Throwdown League, Tournament Throwdowns, NFL Fan Club, FanNation Fantasy Football League, True Soccer Fans.