2009 is coming to a close and we have had many memorable teams conquer their respective sports.
I will list who I believe were the top 10 teams from certified 2009 seasons.
Note that it is difficult to weigh different sports against each other, some have longer seasons and more trophy chances, but I pretty much weighed their pure dominance over the rest of their sport.
As the custom goes, one team that came just short of a major title must be allowed on the list.
The Orlando Magic personified the underdog in the NBA playoffs and season. They upstaged the Boston Celtics in a thrilling seven game series, and easily dethroned "King James" and denied the NBA a "dream finals".
While the Finals did not go the Magic's way, they showed fight and were a few shots away from pushing games six and perhaps even seven.
A thrilling playoff and regular season was led by two of the best players in the NHL: Evengi Malkin and Sidney Crosby.
This title winning team could have been higher had they not encountered so many bumps on the way to their title.
Another team that didn't win their sports' top trophy found a way onto my list. This is in part due to the fact that we lacked some truly phenomenal teams this year.
However, when you think about it, this team deserves to be here. They boasted the highest scoring offense in the HISTORY of college football.
That alone is impressive.
It took a miraculous play in the dying minutes of the Super Bowl, but the Steelers capped off a fantastic season with a Super Bowl title.
With the No. 1 defense in the NFL, this team deserves this spot.
Last year I crowned the Red Devils the best team of 2008, and this year they were so very close to retaining that crown, were it not for their loss in the Champions League final.
In fact, they are the only team from last year's list that made it to this year's.
This team won their third consecutive English Premier League title, as well as the Carling Cup. They finished second in the Champions League and lost in the FA Cup semifinals.
They carried an unbeaten record at home during Champions League matches until late November.
English Premier League Champions
Carling Cup Winners
Ryan Giggs—BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Ryan Giggs—PFA Player of the Year
The Florida Gators were the epitome of dominance in the past year. Opening 2009 off with a National Championship by defeating the highest scoring offense in the HISTORY of college football.
They almost finished the 2009 13-0, but fell short against Alabama.
Despite the Bama loss, this team was ranked No. 1 throughout all of 2009 until said loss.
2009 BCS National Championship Game Champions
As an Orlando Magic fan, this is particularly hard to swallow, but very easy to recognize.
The Lakers absolutely dominated the competition. They were rarely caught with their pants down and knew how to get to business.
Kobe Bryant's finals performance was one of the most dominating in recent memory. Like the other teams on this list, they could be here next season.
NBA Finals Champions
Who could forget the Tar Heels and their unforgettable run through March. Behind senior center Tyler Hansborough, North Carolina pulverized college basketball on their way to a second championship in five years.
If there are any doubters as to how high this team should really be, all you need to do is watch the highlights of the NCAA title game. You'll notice they are all Tar Heel highlights.
NCAA Basketball Tournament Champions
If it wasn't their best record in baseball, it was their complete dominance in the postseason.
What really solidified their spot here at No. 2, was their drubbing of the defending World Series Champions, the Philadelphia Philles.
Their roster of super stars finally came through and made this Yankees team one to remember.
World Series Champions
It really could not have been any other team.
Barcelona were easily the most dominant team of 2009 and much of 2008. They won the European Treble (Winning three major trophies in one season), and are en route to a FIFA Club World Cup to complete their unprecedented run of titles.
This team is built to last, I wouldn't be surprised if they are here next year.
UEFA Champions League
Copa Del Rey
Lionel Messi- Ballon d'Or
Lionel Messi- World Player of the Year