Welcome back to the AFL Power Rankings for 2015: it may be one of many AFL power ranking systems, but it’s the only one on this blog.
rankings continue on from where they left off at the end of last
Hawthorn, Sydney, and Port Adelaide are still the top-ranked teams, while Melbourne
and St. Kilda remain at the bottom.
One of the
big movers for this week, in the wrong direction, is North Melbourne. Following
on from their big loss in the preliminary final last year the Kangaroos had
another big loss to open up this season against Adelaide. This week they
dropped from seventh to ninth in the rankings, which is their lowest position
on the rankings since Round 14 in 2013.
Geelong has also
hit a trough after its big loss to Hawthorn. The Cats fall to tenth spot, which
is their lowest position since these rankings began in 2011. After many false
finishes this may finally be the end of being at or near the top for one of the
most successful modern football teams.
meanwhile, looked pretty good in their win on the weekend, although these
rankings already rated them highly towards the end of 2014. The Crows remain in
fourth place, but close the gap slightly with the third-placed Power. They are
at this stage, according to these rankings, the team most likely to replace
North Melbourne in the final four this year.
news, the Footy Maths Institute’s AFL rankings have also kicked off again, with
some content and format changes for 2015.