Hawthorn re-takes the top spot on the rankings from Sydney this week. The Hawks had a big win over the Bulldogs which gained them a few ranking points even after accounting for the Dogs being one of the lower-rated teams, while the Swans could not similarly put away the Giants.
the GWS Giants, they are breaking their record week after week for their best ranking in their
short (mostly dismal) history, and are so far the most improved
team of the season. At the other end of the improvement spectrum fellow newbie team the Gold Coast Suns
have gone backwards the most of any team, followed by Geelong, Brisbane, and