Super Hero Ratings
I have designed my own ranking system to give each hero a rating score. Each hero is rated on five criteria which have been determined to be the most important attributes of a sporting hero. The five criteria are skill, character, family, charity and popular culture. For more details about these criteria, and why these were chosen, see What Makes a Hero?
Comparing the ratings of these heroes, we can determine the best rated hero - a superhero? Below is the top rated superheroes list based on the ratings that have been given to the current list of heroes on this site, with their average scores weighted based on the importance of each of the criteria. The table below was created based on results from 2012 to 2019. In October 2012 Lance Armstrong was found guilty of doping during his very successful Tour de France campaigns - good enough reason to lose his hero status.
the Super Heroes List!
Here are the rated heroes accoording to your votes (updated Dec 2019). For fans of these sports, there are not many surprises with the top few heroes, with boxer Muhammad Ali tied at the top with tennis players Roger Federer.
|Rank||Hero||Sport||weighted ave. score (%)*|
|5||Bobby Orr||ice hockey||88.1|
|9||Johnny Unitas||American Football||86.4|
|17||Nile Kinnick||American Football||83.6|
* the score weighting is based on the rating vote in each of the hero categories, weighted by the importance rating and then a factor based on the number of votes.