An ESPN Sports Poll ranks the Seahawks just past the middle in NFL team popularity.

Although they are definately # 1 with their fans here in the northwest and around the world, the Seattle Seahawks rank # 18 in popularity in the NFL, according to an ESPN Sports Poll.

Mike Sando, writing for ESPN.com, says that of the NFC West teams, San Francisco is #8, Arizona is #29 and St. Louis is #31.

Pollsters conduct 1,500 monthly telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of Americans age 12 and older. They have reached 390,000 Americans since 1994 via land lines and cell phones, in English and Spanish.

The  Cowboys are apparently still America's Team at #1, followed by the Packers, Giants, Steelers and Patriots.

The Jets and Chargers came in immediately after the Seahawks at #19 and #20.

One thing the top teams have in common, except for the Cowboys, is playoff success the last few years.

It will be interesting to see how the Seahawks do nationally  in merchandise sales with a new logo and uniforms.

Read Mike Sando's article here.

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