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. "FEEL THE STEEL"--Steeler Nation Fan Group (3)- This week's new number one is one of the largest fan groups on FanNation with 141 members. This group also blogs like crazy and it is pretty high up on the Most Active list. It was founded by IRISH-DOC on May 5th, 2007. It is a public fan group.
2. The FanNation Fraternity (2)- Last week's number one fell a little bit due to it's drop-off in activity. They are the originators of the throwdown league and one of the most exclusive groups on FanNation. It was founded by Basketball PG 14 on June 18th, 2007 and is a private group.
3. NFL Fan Club (5)- Up in the rankings this week from number 5 they are very active still and host a respectable throwdown tournament as well. It is a private fan group with 184 members. It was founded by ravensfan on July 7th, 2007. It is one of the biggest groups on FanNation.
4. Throwdown Warriors (NR)- The former number one is back in the rankings after doing a great thing: cutting down on their members. They are now down to 30 members and are only getting smaller. Their throwdown tourney should be up and running eventually. But they are still accepting new members so don't be discouraged if you aren't a part of it yet. It was founded by byd_racer on May 5th, 2007 and is a private fan group.
5. Fannation National Championship (NR)- One of the greatest ideas for a group. NCshvDavid came up with the idea of having people on FanNation submit their college football top 25s to him. He then orders them and comes out with FanNation's Top 25. It's a public fan group with 55 members. It was founded on July 28th, 2007.
Just Missed: OATTA, Chat Room Group, SoccerNation, Satire Central: Onions, Pickles, and Other Delights, Pit Bulls, Clones, and Dobermans: The Rulers of the World
Top 3 Throwdown Leagues and Tournaments
1. The FanNation Fraternity (2)- The only league on this list has finished one league and is getting ready to start their second. Lana was the champion over kentuckyfan1 in one of the best throwdowns ever. There will be 12 people in the next league which starts tomorrow and features some of the best throwdowners on FanNation.
2. FanNation Fantasy Football League (NR)- This group hosts a great tournament and is strictly football. This group is kind of a question mark to me since everything is very private involving their group but I have seen their throwdowns and it is very well-run and has some of the best football topics. It was founded by Big Ben68.
3. OATTA (1)- This group dropped off because their throwdowns have stopped for some reason and nothing is really happening within the group. However, up until half a week ago it still was one of the best on FanNation. They already finished one tournament which was won by Steelercooz and should be crowning the next within the next two weeks or they won't be ranked in the next edition.
Just Missed: Tournament Throwdowns, NFL Fan Club, Throwdown Warriors, MLB Throwdown Tournaments, FanNation Baseball Tournament