Its is the best start to a season by round 3 in the 18 team era. It is also the best 'first 27 games' since the introduction of the Gold Coast.
Add to that, it is also the best season start n the same time period for the Monash Uni scoring system.
|PREDICTED RESULT||ACTUAL RESULT||RATINGS ADJUSTMENTS|
|Port Adelaide||by||45||pts||Port Adelaide||by||61||pts||Port Adelaide||+6||Essendon||-15|
|Collingwood||by||25||pts||St Kilda||by||29||pts||St Kilda||+20||Collingwood||-29|
|Gold Coast||by||20||pts||Gold Coast||by||54||pts||Gold Coast||+32||Carlton||-20|
|West Coast||by||26||pts||West Coast||by||33||pts||West Coast||+3||Fremantle||-28|
|North Melbourne||by||41||pts||North Melbourne||by||5||pts||North Melbourne||-12||Melbourne||+12|
Last week the question was asked - Where are Fremantle?
The ranking for the Dockers at the start of the year were questioned, as they were listed eighth. Did the rankings see ahead to the Dockers decline?
This week, it may be the rankings have missed one. After just beating everyone's tip for 17th, failing in the last minute against a battler for the top 8, and then getting cut to ribbons by a genuine top 8 contender... have the Tigers been over-rated?
The year started with the Tigers in 4th (1259 points) and they are now 7th, down 37 points.
It's the third largest drop, behind Fremantle and Collingwood.
And it is only round 3.
Essendon slip to 16th, but there is only 8 points between 14th and 16th.
Also in the other active zone where teams have moved about sees only 53 points between 4 teams.