Sunday, August 23, 2015

AFL Power Rankings: Round 21 2015

Ladder leaders the Fremantle Dockers have now fallen to seventh on the rankings. While the Dockers got off to a good start in 2015, the rankings say that they have been barely better than average over their past half of a season, accumulating just three ranking points.

One of the points of doing these rankings is that ladder positions can be misleading; for example, Hawthorn was ranked highly in mid-2012 even though it sat outside the eight, and the Hawks ended the season as Grand Final favourites. On the other hand, Fremantle’s form heading into a finals series has been misleading before, just two years ago it fell to sixth in the rankings in the final round before having a great September. Personally I think that while the Dockers are a tough proposition at home I still wouldn’t mind my club playing them in the first week of the finals.

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