In a week without much movement in the rankings, probably Collingwood’s
gain of six ranking points after belting the Bombers is the most notable
development. The Magpies haven’t been so highly rated since their Queen’s
Birthday massacre of Melbourne.
Essendon have obviously fallen, and could be as low as 12th
soon; the Dons really haven’t had a ‘very
good’ performance since the Dreamtime match (though their win in Perth was
OK). But Hawthorn’s fall is also notable, with the Hawks moving down to 3rd,
a position they haven’t held since … they last lost to Richmond.
ALSO OF NOTE
After breaking clear last week, all of the top three teams fall back a
little to the pack. Sydney fell by less, and are now looking like the
favourite for the flag according to this blog, not that this got Hawthorn over
the line last year.