It had been a pretty strong five weeks to fill Hawks fans with confidence for the future - four wins from five games plus a big fightback to scare St Kilda - but their side looked horrendous at times against Richmond. Or just want to know which team you're most suited to? They're probably the fifth best team in it, with a bit of a gap opening up between the Power and Lions in fifth and sixth respectively. Stay on current site or go to US version. Captured a great grassroots sporting moment? Previous rankings (prior to): Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Round 7 | Round 8 | Round 9 | Round 10 | Round 11 | Round 12 | POST BYE | Round 15 | Round 16 | Round 17 | Round 18 | Round 19 | Round 20 | Round 21, 1. Are they a premiership contender? Groundhog Day: Why should we care about the Suns? Edit the label text in each row. Previous ranking: 17. North Melbourne A positive Z-score means they were consistently above average, and the larger the score means the further above average. Recent piece Who is the best team in AFL history? was one of the most popular articles Ive encountered in my time on The Roar and, naturally, I want to piggyback off its success to lift my own profile. No 40yo supporter who enjoys a club premiership wants to wait until they are using a walking frame before they experience their next one. Thankfully for their sake, Essendon played like they did a few hours later and distracted everyone. There were times in the Round 1 win where we went damn, shouldve tipped him for the Brownlow with both Christian Petracca and Clayton Oliver. Teams so bad they move to Tasmania . Not just the spinning of the magnets but the way hes spoken. North Melbourne Previous ranking: 3. AFL: Behind St Kilda's steamrolling start, the worrying tale of two Lions teams. It's a 'yes' as far as we're concerned, and if they can't get it done, they will have just about wasted one of the most dominant periods in AFL history. Next game: Sydney Swans at GMHBA Stadium, Sunday early. Sure, they've been unlucky with injuries, but most teams are missing players who would be a walk-up start in any given week. The Mexico national football team plays its home games at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Does this confirm what you already expected? 1972 Premiers MP 134.3per cent Carlton . Next game: North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, Saturday afternoon. Click 'Save/Download' and add a title and description. Melbourne Richmond . Beat St Kilda to keep slim finals hopes alive? The AFL Ladder explained. Previous ranking: 13. Next game: Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium, Thursday night. Next game: Richmond at Metricon Stadium, Thursday night. Seven wins is their most in some time, too. AFL Debate Club: Is the umpire dissent rule worth keeping? Have the Tigers over-achieved? Thanks for watching! As an economist, Ryan seeks to fix the world's economic troubles one graph at a time. My listing includes clubs that have won three or more premierships in any eight-year period. Or just want to know which team you're most suited to? Perhaps a bit of both, at this stage. 2021 record: 3-2 Hopefully for the Bulldogs sake they got their look-bad-but-still-win game out of the way before Round 23s must-win clash with the Hawks. And Essendon doesnt really have any excuses for Saturdays flop, given their available personnel. 2002 Premiers 2ND 136.7 That column didnt do too well for 2022, because there werent any outliers in 2021 on the scale of Port Adelaide or Collingwood this year. In this week's edition of ESPN's AFL Power Rankings, there's a clear gap between the competition's best five teams, the chasing pack, and then the rest. The 2008 Geelong team is the best team I have seen not to go on and hold up the trophy in September. Next game: Melbourne at the MCG, Saturday afternoon. Previous ranking: 11. a tastier adventures brand Year Result Ladder Home and away (percentage) AFL Rookie Rankings: An historic start for a bumper draft class, One win after four games but don't write the Tigers off yet, AFL Draft Power Rankings: Harley Reid leads the top 20 prospects, AFL Draft: Five must-watch prospects in 2023. featured alongside some of Australias most prominent sports journalists. The good thing is their percentage is solid, so if they can sneak a couple of wins in the last few rounds, they could still take that last spot in the eight. Is this week's clash with Freo winnable? Richmond It's tough to sustain a run at the top, and it looks like finally the chasing pack has caught up. . AFL Rookie Rankings: An historic start for a bumper draft class, One win after four games but don't write the Tigers off yet, AFL Draft Power Rankings: Harley Reid leads the top 20 prospects, AFL Draft: Five must-watch prospects in 2023. Previous ranking: 5. Crowds are back in Victoria! They've gone from top eight smokey, to likely finalist, to now being a top four contender! Port should rebound comfortably with games in Adelaide against the Hawks and Crows to come. This week's opponent: Western Bulldogs (Manuka Oval), 14. They were able to take advantage of a slightly understrength and wobbly St Kilda side for an impressive first-up win, and they should certainly be looking at a 3-1 start with Adelaide next and West Coast coming across the Nullarbor in Round 4. The absence of Josh Bruce hurts, since their inside-50 plays seemed to be either bombing it to Aaron Naughton or just crossing their fingers and hoping for the best. There were certainly a few mistakes but they werent why Essendon lost that game. Previous ranking: 12. NFL QB Index: Ranking all 32 teams' primary starting quarterbacks at the end of the 2022 regular season Air Index Presented By NFL QB Index: Ranking all 32 teams' primary starting. 5. Blockbuster fatigue. There were shades of the 'Kyle Reimers' game about the Suns' loss to the Dogs there for a while. In saying that, looking at these high level numbers Ive found the average points scored per team over the course of a season is remarkably stable: approximately 2,055 points +/- 47 points over the decade. It was another sign that, at home at least, Adelaide should be no easybeat this season. Getting the win? As frustrating as it was to see the Saints cough up a potential win because of goalkicking against Brisbane - and weve seen plenty of those losses from this group in recent years - thats not the main point that needs to be made. 2021 record: 6-13-1 Drag the images into the order you would like. Expert. Chances are youre about to lose. While a loss for the Cats and the Bulldogs hasn't really changed too much for them at this point, Sydney's loss to St Kilda has. We were ready to come into this weeks rankings and write about how oh, if only it was dry and if only there were fans, the Eagles mightve beaten the Bulldogs and then the fourth quarter happened, and they had no excuses at that point. 64.5. Next game: Collingwood at the MCG, Sunday afternoon. Hopefully for their chances this year, it was just a bad day, but with Brisbane and Melbourne to come over the next fortnight it looks as if the Dons will be starting this season in a hole. GWS Gutsy stuff from the Suns, who are just too young and too inexperienced to put together a full season of work. Next game: Fremantle at Optus Stadium, Sunday night. Previous ranking: 14. There's nothing better for a club under fire than a win, and a win which transfers the media heat to the team you've beaten! Tasmania can be AFL 'destination club': McLachlan, Tassie AFL team a step closer with PM's $240m, Victory goalkeeper Dumont joins AFLW team, Dogs out to celebrate Bontempelli's milestone, Martin, Tigers not far off best says Hardwick, Fagan, Clarkson bullish on Tasmanian AFL team. This week's opponent: Adelaide (Adelaide Oval), 6. Anything above respectability in 2022 is just a bonus for the Magpies. Good sides don't let that happen, and we're concerned about the lack of plan B coach Brett Ratten has. Round table -- New rules? This week, we worry about Fremantle and Carlton's seasons, discuss Collingwood's clutch fourth terms, and heap praise on . AFL 2023: ESPN's way-too-early predictions - Can the Cats go again? In fact, the top four teams all hold their positions from last week, while in the chasing pack, it's tightening up. Stream every match of every round of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season Live & Ad-Break Free In-Play on Kayo. No, they're still the flag favourites, and their body of work this season points to that. The Eagles kind of struggled to put the Pies away in all honesty, but credit to Collingwood, they tend to play well both in Perth and with their backs to the wall. Hawthorn This week's opponent: Western Bulldogs (Marvel Stadium), 10. Good teams that will choke in finals . This side just keeps impressing. It guarantees another year of growing their win total. Yes, theyve had injuries, but everyone has (maybe bar Melbourne). 2021 record: 2-3 2021 record: 6-14 Time to test your footy know-how against your friends, family and coworkers. Ranking every AFL after-the-siren winning goal since 2000, AFL Round 6: Fixture, teams, tips, odds and more, but the so-called stars have been anything but in 2021, as ESPN columnist Rohan Connolly pointed out this week, Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information. 3 yr. ago. Have the Tigers over-achieved? This week's opponent: Western Bulldogs (UTAS Stadium), 16. This week's opponent: Adelaide (UTAS Stadium), 15. Good. Still, they have the AFLs best percentage and look bound for a top-two finish, given theyve got an easier run home than Melbourne and are virtually two wins ahead of Brisbane, Geelong and Port Adelaide. It's a mature, experienced group which will be able to move on pretty quickly. Put aside footy tribalism and just enjoy the Pies, The 10 best AFL players at the quarter mark of the 2023 season. The Optus Stadium fortress just isnt what it used to be; theyre 1-2 in their last three games there, needing to make up a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter for that sole win. SYDNEY SWANS (1-0, 121.7%) Last week's ranking: 6 First off - how good was that game?! Richmond Next game: Sydney Swans at the SCG, Friday night. This week's opponent: Geelong (GMHBA Stadium), 14. Absolutely yuck. Once they get Sean Darcy and Nat Fyfe back, Freo should be OK, but youd still like to see a potential contender show a bit more dominance over a likely bottom four side, even away from home. And from there anything can happen. St Kilda 2021 record: 9-11 We dont want to get too down on the Dogs; they certainly werent blown away by Melbourne, with their midfield clearly winning the clearance battle. Weve thought the Swans were amongst 2022s elite for a while now - effectively since the start of their six-game winning streak - but the ladder finally reflects their rise. 2021 record: 8-11 Just tell us who you are to view your results ! 1985 Runner-Up 3RD 130.8per cent A semifinal berth last year has morphed into a disappointing 2021 when many thought they'd be able to take the next step and knock on the door of the top four. GEELONG CATS (10-4, 120.6%) Last week's ranking: 1 (down two) The Cats can certainly still win the flag. 17. This week's opponent: St Kilda (Adelaide Oval), 4. St Kilda . I mean, the result wasn't a surprise, but the (lack of) effort was. Previous ranking: 7. West Coast Just out of interest, Ive pulled the particular occurrences where a team has been exceptional in a particular season with exceptional defined as being better than 95 per cent of all performances over the period. Remarkably the Dockers were the only team ranked between fifth and 11th on the ladder that actually won on the weekend; and to hold off Collingwood, on the road and without Nat Fyfe and Matt Taberner (for a half) is a big tick for this sides growth. Surely. 1981 Premiers MP 130.3 Richmond Well weve just been burned by them too many times this year. 2003 Premiers 3RD 121.9 You have reached ESPN's Australian edition. We didnt lose any respect for the Bombers in their narrow defeat to the Demons, though we do think the reaction to the umpiring was a bit over the top (particularly those at the ground who were spraying the umps as the walked off - that was awful). Become a member to join in Australia's biggest sporting debate, submit articles, receive updates straight to your inbox and keep up with your favourite teams and authors. Thats genuinely great progress. GWS (2:35). Previous ranking: 14. This week's opponent: Port Adelaide (Adelaide Oval), 10. They need to avoid a spanking this week, or finals start becoming a stretch (especially if their percentage of 71.4 continues to deteriorate). Is that the club's best home and away win? Previous ranking: 3. Whos in your ultimate team? Dallas Cowboys: 634 Points (8 points gained) 6. They're the most experienced group in the hunt, will probably lock up the double chance, and will get Jeremy Cameron back shortly. They need to sort something out, and if we know anything about Luke Beveridge, its that hes happy to move the magnets to unexpected positions. For the neutral its probably more interesting if the Hawks lose - so Blues-Magpies is win-and-youre-in - but Sam Mitchell wouldnt care about making the neutral happy. Brisbane While other teams faltered, the Lions won, and won well. There are nine clubs in total. They need to find a late spark! The idea the ground is so small as to impact game style is such a fallacy.) As mentioned in the Brisbane capsule, and as hinted at by Chris Scott in his post-game press conference, they got caught by the Lions at a good time - which we think is why they didnt look like the Cats of the previous six weeks. 2021 record: 9-11 Stocks up, stocks down: Long live King Charles; Swans choke at home, again! Stream selected Fox Footy shows on Kayo Freebies completely free this June including AFL 360, On The Couch, Bounce & more. A 57-point win over the Bombers in teeming rain was a strong rebound from losing to the Western Bulldogs in Ballarat the week before. Otherwise theyre just the best of the rest. Next game: Brisbane Lions at the Gabba, Friday night. Tip now at ESPNfootytips Tasmania can be AFL 'destination club': McLachlan, Tassie AFL team a step closer with PM's $240m, Victory goalkeeper Dumont joins AFLW team, Dogs out to celebrate Bontempelli's milestone, Martin, Tigers not far off best says Hardwick, Fagan, Clarkson bullish on Tasmanian AFL team. 2021 record: 1-4 Sydney After Geelong coach Chris Scott tripped over a fan, the ESPN Footy Podcast team discusses what 'footyisms' would seem strange to people watching for the first time. Next game: Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Oval, Saturday night. There are many issues at the Pies, and that's before we even talk about the on-field. Previous ranking: 4. First off - how good was that game?! Test drive one today >, NEW FOX FOOTY PODCAST Dons drama breakdown, last-round preview, Listen below or subscribe in Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The Crows were agonisingly close to completing their second-half comeback and knocking off Fremantle. Port's pressure was immense, their big men (especially 19-year-old Mitch Georgiades) were excellent, and their skill level was a class above the Blues, who were hoping to be finals contenders this year. I have reviewed AFL/VFL history over the last 60 years to isolate clubs who have reached a level of success that no fair-minded supporter has any right to complain about. Brisbane What a fairytale it would be given where they finished last year, and given the last seven or so weeks both Sydney sides have had to endure. Finals are calling for the Bombers! AFL Rookie Rankings: An historic start for a bumper draft class, One win after four games but don't write the Tigers off yet, AFL Draft Power Rankings: Harley Reid leads the top 20 prospects, AFL Draft: Five must-watch prospects in 2023. Chicago Bears: 640 Points (4 points gained) 5. Is this where this group peaks? Theyre a remarkable 27-1 in their last 28 home and away games at the Gabba, dating back to Easter Thursday 2019, even though the footy world doesnt speak about their home ground advantage in the same way they do with the WA sides, or Richmond before last year. We want to see it! Behold, the NFL's all-time Top 10 franchises: 1. Chock full of talent, Luke Beveridge's side also has quality to come back (hello, Adam Treloar) in the next month or so leading into finals. I also felt the urge to make a small contribution to the debate, using a statistical technique known as Z-Scoring (its probably got a more fancy name, but this will suffice). Essendon AFL News: 'Incredibly competitive' search for new CEO defended as Dillon confirmed, McRae 'lost his mind' over umpiring, Six Points: Pies' crazy bravery trumps critically cautious Crows, and Simpson's pathetic Eagles can't go on like this, Adelaide Crows vs Collingwood Magpies: AFL live scores, Richmond Tigers vs Gold Coast Suns: AFL live scores, Essendon Bombers vs Geelong Cats: AFL live scores. Previous ranking: 9. Gold Coast Suns This week's opponent: Gold Coast (Metricon Stadium), 7. Western Bulldogs And the entire game was a big tick for Justin Longmuirs strategic nous - he remains underrated in the wider footy community. 2021 record: 1-4 Theyve ironed out some of the issues that made them inconsistent and vulnerable to upsets, including losses to Essendon, Port Adelaide and Gold Coast in the middle of the season. We think the Lions are a step below where they need to be to win the flag, but theyre close enough that a Grand Final spot is not beyond them. 2021 record: 8-11 Next game: Brisbane Lions at Marvel Stadium, Saturday twilight. A stunning win over Richmond and the Saints dont get to move up in the rankings at all? Western Bulldogs Next game: St Kilda at Marvel Stadium, Sunday twilight, Watch every blockbuster AFL match this weekend Live & Ad-Break Free In-Play on Kayo. If I was any visiting team coming to Perth, I'd be humbly requesting to play the Eagles at Optus, but on a Monday night! No team with a percentage as bad as theirs has ever made the top four (in the top eight era) and then beaten a team above them on the ladder in the finals. This week's opponent: North Melbourne (Optus Stadium), 11. What are the Power Rankings? The Pies rise a spot this week after the Bombers' torrid showing in Brisbane, and Collingwood's respectable performance against West Coast in Perth. Check out our bonus podcast below for some home truths. Previous ranking: 5. Theres a new ute in town. Try 14-Days Free Now >. How are they still in the finals race?! No. Captured a great grassroots sporting moment? The AFL is back! Its utterly ridiculous that the Power have a better percentage than Collingwood, a team that has won six more games than them. Next game: Hawthorn at Adelaide Oval, Saturday night. Adelaide Love the AFL? Theyve already played the Dogs pretty well for a few years and if that midfield gets on top of the Dogs well-regarded group, then were looking at a legitimate finals contender at Princes Park. . Previous ranking: 9. 2021 record: 15-5 Previous ranking: 8. The AFL is back! 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