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
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.