Power Rankings

AFL 2020: Power Rankings after Round Three

What was the effect of a round of upsets on The Pinch Hitters AFL Power Rankings?


After sharing the points with Richmond in Round Two, the Magpies came out firing against the Saints. A blistering first half set up their comfortable victory and will have them full of confidence ahead of an away trip to face the Giants.

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It’s been a tough fortnight for the Tigers since the competition restart with the premiers struggling to find their form. While the next two weeks look like the perfect opportunity to get their season back on track, they will still need to be better than they were against the Hawks to do so.

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Did what they needed to against the Dockers on the Gold Coast and move into the outright competition lead. Their bonafides will be tested over the next two weeks as they face the out of sorts Eagles before a potential blockbuster against the Lions.

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The Hawks couldn’t have been more impressive in their victory over the Tigers. Bouncing back strong after their meek display against Geelong, they now have the chance to consolidate a position in the top half.

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Just like that the Lions have some momentum. They take on the woeful Crows this weekend before an appetising encounter with the Power.

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6. (6) GEELONG

Completely outplayed until three quarter time, the Cats nearly pulled of the steal of the season against Carlton at GMHBA. Chastened, they will be looking to bounce back hard against the Dees at the MCG.

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7. (3) GWS

We didn’t jump off them last week but we cant ignore their capitulation to the Bulldogs. They will need to improve drastically over the next two weeks or they could find themselves a long way off the pace.

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What a difference a week makes? After an undefeated start to the season the weight of favouritism was too heavy for them against the Swans. Big test awaits them this week.

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A little harsh to be so low after their undefeated start but we want to see how they bounce back from the Connor McKenna affair before moving them up.

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10. (11) SYDNEY

Impressive in beating the previously undefeated North Melbourne, and with two winnable games ahead, the Swans have the opportunity to nest in the top half of the ladder.

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After a disappointing start to 2020, the Bulldogs answered in the best way possible against arch-rivals GWS. They will give themselves every chance of getting ahead of the season ledger in the next two weeks.

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12. (15) CARLTON

With their backs against the wall Carlton may well have produced a season defining victory over the Cats in Geelong. The next fortnight holds no fears for them even if there are doubts over whether they will take the field in Round Four.

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13. (10) WEST COAST

After a second consecutive loss it is fair to say the West Coast are not enjoying their stay on the East Coast. A tough fortnight awaits them before they get the opportunity to fly home.

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14. (12) ST KILDA

Failed in their first contest against serious opposition the Saints now face the prospect of a meeting with the defending Premiers on the rebound.

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15. (14) MELBOURNE

Denied the opportunity to answer some of the questions left after their victory over Carlton they will now meet Geelong after an extended break.

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16. (17) GOLD COAST

The Suns backed up their upset victory over West Coast with a comprehensive victory over the woeful Crows. They will like their chances next week against the Dockers which could see them travel to Geelong with a 3-1 record.

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17. (16) FREMANTLE

Much like last week, the Dockers losing streak continues but there was a lot to like in the way they went about their business this week. A big test next week against the Suns (yes we just said that) before they square off against the out of sort Crows.

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18. (18) ADELAIDE

Things really aren’t going well when your only positive from a match against the reigning wooden spooner is that you didn’t record your lowest ever score. Post match was little better with the Crows director Mark Riccuito no match for the Suns Hugh Greenwood in a playful Twitter beef.

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