Power Rankings

AFL 2020: Power Rankings After Round Five

Where does your team sit in The Pinch Hitters Power Rankings after Round Five of the 2020 AFL Season?


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 FiveHAW (L)FRE (W)WCE (W)ADE (W)PA (W)
Next FiveGEE (A)GWS (A)???


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 FiveGC (W)ADE (W)FRE (W)WCE (W)BL (L)
Next FiveGWS (H)CARL (A)???


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 FiveWB (W)RICH (D)STK (W)GWS (L)ESS (L)
Next FiveHAW (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.

Next FiveBL (H)COLL (H)???

5. (7) GWS

Back to back wins for the Giants but question marks remain.

Last FiveGEE (W)NM (L)WB (L)COLL (W)HAW (W)
Next FivePA (A)BL (H)???


Back on the winners list but still a long way from what we’d consider their best.

Next FiveSYD (H)NM (H)???


Outplayed by the Giants but will enter hub life full of confidence after an impressive start to the season.

Last FiveBL (W)GEE (L)RICH (W)NM (W)GWS (L)
Next FiveCOLL (A)MELB (H)???


After their third win in succession the Bulldogs are recovering strongly from a slow start to the season.

Last FiveCOLL (L)STK (L)GWS (W)SYD (W)NM (W)
Next FiveCARL (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.

Next FiveFRE (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.

Next FiveNM (H)WB (H)???


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 FiveSTK (W)GWS (W)SYD (L)HAW (L)WB (L)
Next FiveESS (A)RICH (A)???

12. (14) GOLD COAST

Beaten but not broken against the Cats, this young team is developing fast.

Last FivePA (L)WCE (W)ADE (W)FRE (W)GEE (L)
Next FiveGEE (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 FiveMELB (W)GC (L)BL (L)PA (L)SYD (W)
Next FiveADE (H)FRE (A)???

14. (10) CARLTON

Fluffed their lines when given the opportunity to announce themselves in prime time.

Next FiveWB (H)PA (H)???

15. (13) SYDNEY

Undersized and understrength, the Swans look a long way off the competitions best.

Last FiveADE (W)ESS (L)NM (W)WB (L)WCE (L)
Next FiveRICH (A)GC (H)???

16. (17) FREMANTLE

A breakthrough victory at last but there is a lot of work left to be done.

Last FiveESS (L)BL (L)PA (L)GC (L)ADE (W)
Next FiveSTK (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.

Next FiveGC (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 FiveSYD (L)PA (L)GC (L)BL (L)FRE (L)
Next FiveWCE (A)STK (H)???

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