1. (1) WEST COAST
Tested by, but too good for the Blues the Eagles continue on their winning ways.
2. (4) PORT ADELAIDE
Big result for the Power as they continue to firm for the minor premiership in 2020.
3. (5) BRISBANE
Got the job done, which sometimes is all you need to do at this stage of the season.
4. (7) GEELONG
Were ruthless against the Saints but face another test this week against the in-form Power.
5. (6) GWS
Keep finding a way to win despite failing to impress.
6. (3) RICHMOND
Beaten but not disgraced, the Tigers remain in the mix.
7. (2) ST KILDA
Failed a big test after four straight wins causing questions to be asked about just how certain a return to the finals actually is in 2020.
8. (8) FREMANTLE
There is a lot to like about the fight in this Dockers team.
9. (10) MELBOURNE
Have won well against weak opposition, how will they respond to a step up in class this week?
10. (9) COLLINGWOOD
Banked the points but were far from impressive against the Crows.
11. (11) CARLTON
Didn’t look out of place for large parts of their contest against the Eagles but couldn’t match it when the game was on the line late.
12. (12) WESTERN BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs come up short once again when faced with quality opposition. Their next two games are must win if they are to play finals.
13. (13) HAWTHORN
Weren’t able to back up their comeback victory over Carlton against Fremantle. Now face the prospect of the Eagles and Power in their next two matches.
14. (14) ESSENDON
A draw was a fair result against the Suns with the Bombers deserving neither victory or defeat. Their next two games will likely decide how far they go in 2020.
15. (16) GOLD COAST
Falling into the trap of honourable defeats, need to claim a scalp again soon or risk losing the gains they made earlier in the season.
16. (15) NORTH MELBOURNE
Yet again the Kangaroos just weren’t good enough.
17. (17) SYDNEY
Brave but in the end missed a gilt edged opportunity against a wounded opponent.
18. (18) ADELAIDE
Three games and percentage behind 17th, the wooden spoon is all but assured but can they break through for a win?