Monday, April 6, 2015

AFL Power Rankings: Round 1 2015

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.

These rankings continue on from where they left off at the end of last season. Hence, 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.

Adelaide, 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.

In other news, the Footy Maths Institute’s AFL rankings have also kicked off again, with some content and format changes for 2015. 


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Troy Wheatley said...

Hi, if you have a Twitter account I could give it to you through that; my Twitter name is at the top right hand corner of this blog.