The Sporting News' annual rankings of the best sports cities has Montgomery at 198th of 399.
In the Southern League, it's Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is 17, Jacksonville 50, Knoxville 80, Birmingham 122, Mobile 152, Chattanooga 185, Jackson (Miss.) 202,
Huntsville 275 and Jackson (Tenn.) 323.
Others inside the state include Tuscaloosa at 57, Auburn 88, Troy 104, Jacksonville 224 and Talladega 265. Pittsburgh is No. 1.
The Sporting News has us five spors higher than the Sports Business Journal did in August on a list of minor-league markets.