Quite a few games had an effect on the rankings, but there
was one that mattered most – Sydney’s unexpected 110 point thrashing of
Geelong. This moves the Swans up to second spot, after they had dropped as low
as eighth earlier in the season. Sydney pick up a whopping nine-and-a-half
ranking points this week, and have picked up 19 ranking points over the past
The Cats fall from third to seventh after their big loss.
Still given their massive wins over the past seven years, one week’s good
performance could see them again counted amongst the batch of contenders
sitting below the Hawks.
ALSO OF NOTE
Melbourne is now the most improved team of 2014
– still considered pretty bad, but nowhere near the historical levels of
badness they reached in 2013.