The Golden State Warriors may have secured dynasty status with their third NBA title in four years, but that didn’t make them the best team of 2018.
Other championship teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Villanova Wildcats and Alabama Crimson Tide, were in the conversation but fell short of that honor, as well.
Based on a ranking by FiveThirtyEight, the best team across (almost) all sports in 2018 was none other than the 108-win, World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
Somewhat surprisingly, 2018’s No. 2 team also hailed from the MLB – the Houston Astros, who fell to the Red Sox in this year’s ALCS, came in just behind the champs.