Sunday, July 29, 2018

AFL Power Rankings: Round 19 2018

I feel like taking the week off writing something detailed this week.

An odd thing I noticed about the rankings though: nearly all of the Victorian teams are rated higher by my rankings than they are on the current AFL ladder. Which means of course that nearly all of the non-Victorian teams are rated lower.

Three of the top five sides on the current ladder are non-Victorian: West Coast (second), Port Adelaide (fourth), and GWS (fifth). On my rankings all of the top five sides are Victorian.

There's no Victorian bias in the rankings formula! (At least not intentionally …) And in some areas of the rankings the teams are all pretty close together anyway. But maybe the rankings suggest that teams like Melbourne, Hawthorn, and Geelong - currently filling out the bottom three spots in the top eight - are more within striking distance than you may think.

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