1. (4) BRISBANE
Made a statement in their victory over the Power at the Gabba but will no time to savour the result with a testing fortnight coming up.
|Last Five||HAW (L)||FRE (W)||WCE (W)||ADE (W)||PA (W)|
|Next Five||GEE (A)||GWS (A)||?||?||?|
2. (1) PORT ADELAIDE
After a fast start the Power failed their first genuine test of the season. They don’t have to wait long for an opportunity to overcome their next with a match up with GWS this week.
|Last Five||GC (W)||ADE (W)||FRE (W)||WCE (W)||BL (L)|
|Next Five||GWS (H)||CARL (A)||?||?||?|
3. (2) COLLINGWOOD
A difficult fortnight on and off field for the Magpies doesn’t get any easier as they enter hub life against Hawthorn and Geelong.
|Last Five||WB (W)||RICH (D)||STK (W)||GWS (L)||ESS (L)|
|Next Five||HAW (H)||GEE (A)||?||?||?|
4. (6) GEELONG
Overcame a determined Gold Coast to celebrate the milestone games of Gary Ablett and Joel Selwood. A challenging fortnight awaits them.
|Last Five||GWS (L)||HAW (W)||CARL (L)||MELB (W)||GC (W)|
|Next Five||BL (H)||COLL (H)||?||?||?|
5. (7) GWS
Back to back wins for the Giants but question marks remain.
|Last Five||GEE (W)||NM (L)||WB (L)||COLL (W)||HAW (W)|
|Next Five||PA (A)||BL (H)||?||?||?|
6. (5) RICHMOND
Back on the winners list but still a long way from what we’d consider their best.
|Last Five||CARL (W)||COLL (D)||HAW (L)||STK (L)||MELB (W)|
|Next Five||SYD (H)||NM (H)||?||?||?|
7. (3) HAWTHORN
Outplayed by the Giants but will enter hub life full of confidence after an impressive start to the season.
|Last Five||BL (W)||GEE (L)||RICH (W)||NM (W)||GWS (L)|
|Next Five||COLL (A)||MELB (H)||?||?||?|
8. (9) WESTERN BULLDOGS
After their third win in succession the Bulldogs are recovering strongly from a slow start to the season.
|Last Five||COLL (L)||STK (L)||GWS (W)||SYD (W)||NM (W)|
|Next Five||CARL (A)||ESS (A)||?||?||?|
9. (11) ST KILDA
Another team we are struggling to get a good read on. Matches against Fremantle and Adelaide present an opportunity to consolidate their position in the top four but are unlikely to convince anybody of their legitimacy.
|Last Five||NM (L)||WB (W)||COLL (L)||RICH (W)||CARL (W)|
|Next Five||FRE (A)||ADE (A)||?||?||?|
10. (12) ESSENDON
Given they are a Liam Jones header away from an undefeated start to 2020 we aren’t sure if we are stubborn or genius with our ranking of the Bombers.
|Last Five||WCE (L)||FRE (W)||SYD (W)||CARL (L)||COLL (W)|
|Next Five||NM (H)||WB (H)||?||?||?|
11. (8) NORTH MELBOURNE
After an impressive start to the season the Kangaroos have dropped their last three games. If they aren’t careful, with two difficult matches ahead, it could become five.
|Last Five||STK (W)||GWS (W)||SYD (L)||HAW (L)||WB (L)|
|Next Five||ESS (A)||RICH (A)||?||?||?|
12. (14) GOLD COAST
Beaten but not broken against the Cats, this young team is developing fast.
|Last Five||PA (L)||WCE (W)||ADE (W)||FRE (W)||GEE (L)|
|Next Five||GEE (A)||HAW (A)||CARL (H)||?||?|
13. (15) WEST COAST
Did we witness the awakening of a sleeping giant? With games against teams 18 and 16, the next fortnight presents a perfect opportunity for the Eagles to consolidate their first victory since the competition restart.
|Last Five||MELB (W)||GC (L)||BL (L)||PA (L)||SYD (W)|
|Next Five||ADE (H)||FRE (A)||?||?||?|
14. (10) CARLTON
Fluffed their lines when given the opportunity to announce themselves in prime time.
|Last Five||RICH (L)||MELB (L)||GEE (W)||ESS (W)||STK (L)|
|Next Five||WB (H)||PA (H)||?||?||?|
15. (13) SYDNEY
Undersized and understrength, the Swans look a long way off the competitions best.
|Last Five||ADE (W)||ESS (L)||NM (W)||WB (L)||WCE (L)|
|Next Five||RICH (A)||GC (H)||?||?||?|
16. (17) FREMANTLE
A breakthrough victory at last but there is a lot of work left to be done.
|Last Five||ESS (L)||BL (L)||PA (L)||GC (L)||ADE (W)|
|Next Five||STK (H)||WCE (H)||?||?||?|
17. (16) MELBOURNE
So far off the pace that a wounded Tigers team found it relatively easy to keep them at bay.
|Last Five||NM (L)||WCE (L)||CARL (W)||GEE (L)||RICH (L)|
|Next Five||GC (H)||HAW (A)||?||?||?|
18. (18) ADELAIDE
Managed just one goal in the first half of their match against the previously winless Dockers. This is what rock bottom looks like.
|Last Five||SYD (L)||PA (L)||GC (L)||BL (L)||FRE (L)|
|Next Five||WCE (A)||STK (H)||?||?||?|