1. (1) BRISBANE
The winning streak stands at seven, how long will it stretch?
LAST FIVE: GWS (W), PA (W), NM (W), Haw (W), WB (W).
RUN HOME: GC (H), Gee (H), Rich (A).
2. (3) WEST COAST
After accounting for the in-form Blues, the Eagles find themselves in a three way tie for the competition lead. With the home and away season in its final stretch they are well positioned to defend their crown.
LAST FIVE: Fre (W), Coll (L), Melb (W), NM (W), Carl (W).
RUN HOME: Ade (H), Rich (A), Haw (H).
3. (4) RICHMOND
The Tigers are really starting to purr with the finals fast approaching. Is this 2017 all over again for the men from Punt Road?
LAST FIVE: GC (W), GWS (W), PA (W), Coll (W), Melb (W).
RUN HOME: Carl (H), WCE (H), BL (H).
4. (9) GWS
Just how valuable will their back to back one kick victories be at seasons end? With three games to come against teams outside the eight, it might well prove the difference between a double chance or four weeks of elimination football come September.
LAST FIVE: BL (L), Rich (L), Coll (W), PA (W), Syd (W).
RUN HOME: Haw (H), WB (H), GC (A).
5. (3) GEELONG
There has been much talk about where they should play their home finals, but with a tricky three weeks ahead, they aren’t assured of hosting rights come September.
LAST FIVE: WB (L), StK (W), Haw (L), Syd (W), Fre (L).
RUN HOME: NM (H), BL (A), Carl (H).
6. (5) ESSENDON
The Bombers were brought back to earth by the Power after their five game winning streak. With three difficult games to round out the season, they will need to be at their best if they are to be certain of a return to September.
LAST FIVE: Syd (W), NM (W), Ade (W), GC (W), PA (L).
RUN HOME: WB (H), Fre (A), Coll (A).
7. (11) NORTH MELBOURNE
Unlikely to play finals but have the chance to play spoiler in the next two weeks against sides with top two and top eight aspirations.
LAST FIVE: StK (W), Ess (L), BL (L), WCE (L), Haw (W).
RUN HOME: Gee (A), PA (H), Melb (H).
8. (12) COLLINGWOOD
Remain in the hunt for a top four berth after doing what they needed to against the Suns at the MCG.
LAST FIVE: Haw (L), WCE (W), GWS (L), Rich (L), GC (W).
RUN HOME: Melb (A), Ade (A), Ess (H).
9. (13) FREMANTLE
After upsetting the Cats at home they will like their chances in their last three games. Remain an outside chance to play finals.
LAST FIVE: WCE (L), Haw (L), Syd (W), WB (L), Gee (W).
RUN HOME: StK (A), Ess (H), PA (A).
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10. (14) ADELAIDE
Their victory over the Saints means their finals destiny is in their hands but they remain under siege.
LAST FIVE: PA (L), GC (W), Ess (L), Carl (L), StK (W).
RUN HOME: WCE (A), Coll (H), WB (A).
11. (15) PORT ADELAIDE
With three games to come against sides outside the eight, the victory over Essendon means the Power are right up to their necks in the finals race.
LAST FIVE: Ade (W), BL (L), Rich (L), GWS (L), Ess (W).
RUN HOME: Syd (H), NM (A), Fre (H).
12. (6) CARLTON
Carlton were gallant against the Eagles but lacked the necessary class to claim the points against the premiers. With Richmond up next, they have another chance to test themselves against one of the competition’s best.
LAST FIVE: Melb (L), Syd (W), GC (W), Ade (W), WCE (L).
RUN HOME: Rich (A), StK (H), Gee (A).
13. (7) WESTERN BULLDOGS
They became another Gabbatoir victim, but not before giving the high flying Lions a fright. At their best they are a chance in each of their remaining fixtures.
LAST FIVE: Gee (W), Melb (W), StK (L), Fre (W), BL (L).
RUN HOME: Ess (A), GWS (A), Ade (H).
14. (8) HAWTHORN
They have punched above their weight at times this season but finals look beyond them now..
LAST FIVE: Coll (W), Fre (W), Gee (W), BL (L), NM (L).
RUN HOME: GWS (A), GC (H), WCE (A).
15. (10) ST KILDA
Beaten but not disgraced against the Crows, the Saints will now look to finish their season on a high with three games against teams outside the top eight.
LAST FIVE: NM (L), Gee (L), WB (W), Melb (W), Ade (L).
RUN HOME: Fre (H), Carl (A), Syd (A).
16. (16) SYDNEY
It might have been a contentious loss to the Giants, but with five defeats in a row a bottom four finish is extremely likely for the Swans.
LAST FIVE: Ess (L), Carl (L), Fre (L), Gee (L), GWS (L).
RUN HOME: PA (A), Melb (A), StK (H).
17. (17) MELBOURNE
They Dees infamously taunted an opponent a few years ago by asking what their September plans would be. They themselves ended up missing the finals that year and will again in 2019, the 11th time in 12 years their September has been free of footballing engagements.
LAST FIVE: Carl (W), WB (L), WCE (L), StK (L), Rich (L).
RUN HOME: Coll (H), Syd (H), NM (A).
18. (18) GOLD COAST
The Suns losing streak now stands at 15 and is likely to stand at 18 before the season finishes.
LAST FIVE: Rich (L), Ade (L), Carl (L), Ess (L), Coll (L).
RUN HOME: BL (A), Haw (A), GWS (H).