No, don't worry, we're not going to do another poll, but the Harris Poll did one, wanting to find out who's hot and who's not in the world of sports.


He may not have been on a basketball team for a decade, but Michael Jordan is still considered America's favorite sports star, a position he held throughout the 1990s, according to the annual Harris Poll. For the fourth year in a row, tennis phenom Serena Williams is the favorite female sports star.




Top 10 favorite male professional athletes:

  1. Michael Jordan (basketball)
  2. LeBron James (basketball)
  3. Tiger Woods (golf)
  4. Peyton Manning (football)
  5. Tom Brady (football)
  6. Derek Jeter (baseball)
  7. Kobe Bryant (basketball)
  8. Tim Tebow (football)
  9. Phil Mickelson (golf)
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (auto racing)


Top 10 favorite female professional athletes:

  1. Serena Williams (tennis)
  2. Danica Patrick (auto racing)
  3. Venus Williams (tennis)
  4. Maria Sharapova (tennis)
  5. Mia Hamm (soccer)
  6. Layla Ali (boxing)
  7. Lindsey Vonn (skiing)
  8. Hope Solo (soccer)
  9. Shawn Johnson (gymnast)
  10. Abby Wambach (soccer)


Among men, LeBron James is number one, while women prefer Peyton Manning. Four male athletes who were in the top 10 in 2012, dropped off the list in 2013: baseball slugger Albert Pujols and Pittsburgh Steelers player Hines Ward, who were previously tied for number 7, along with basketball player Derrick Rose (was number 9) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers (was number 10).

The five female sports starts who dropped off the top 10 list this year are tennis players Anna Kournikova (formerly at number 6) and Martina Navratilova (previously number 7), basketball star Sue Bird (was number 8), gymnast Kerry Walsh (was tied for number 9) and golfer Michele Wie (who was at the other end of the aforementioned tie for number 9).