Run dwelling: Collingwood (September 21)
The Energy have received 9 of their previous 11 video games and can end on prime of the ladder for the primary time since 2004 in the event that they beat the Pies, or if Brisbane lose to Carlton.
2. Brisbane Lions
16, 52 factors, 124.7 per cent
Run dwelling: Carlton (September 19)
The coronavirus pandemic has handed Brisbane a dream run, enjoying a lot of the season of their dwelling state whereas dwelling within the consolation of their very own houses. They’ve taken full benefit of that good luck, and have secured second spot. Can end first if Port lose to the Pies and the Lions beat Carlton.
16, 46 factors, 125.eight per cent
Run dwelling: Adelaide (September 19)
Richmond have endured a chaotic season off the sector however as we get nearer to finals the Tigers get nearer to convincing everybody they’ll go back-to-back. Wins over West Coast and Geelong within the final three weeks had been ominous. Beat Adelaide they usually end third; lose (unthinkable) they usually might drop to fifth.
16, 44 factors, 138.9 per cent
Run dwelling: Sydney (September 20)
The loss to Richmond means they are going to doubtless end fourth and never third (until Richmond lose to Adelaide). The Cats might additionally drop to fifth in the event that they lose to Sydney and West Coast beat North Melbourne. That might be extraordinary, so it must be a well-deserved fourth spot for Geelong, with Joel Selwood and Gary Ablett nonetheless to return.
5. West Coast
16, 44 factors, 116 per cent
Run dwelling: North Melbourne (September 17)
Their inconsistency in Queensland seems to be like costing them a prime 4 spot. They may nonetheless end prime 4 within the unlikely occasion Geelong or Richmond lose in spherical 17. They appear set to get a house first last however not second week (because of WA’s quarantine expectations), however one is best than none. Massive names are set to return subsequent week however doubt remains over Jeremy McGovern’s hamstring.
6. St Kilda
16, 36, 111.four per cent
Run dwelling: GWS (September 18)
GWS will probably be enjoying with an out of doors probability of finals ought to they win however the Saints ought to nonetheless triumph, and get a incredible sixth spot end. If the Saints lose to the Giants by rather a lot, GWS or Melbourne might sneak into the eight forward of them, however they would want to make up a variety of proportion.
7. Western Bulldogs
16, 36 factors, 103.9 per cent
Run dwelling: Fremantle (September 20)
The Canine are in good kind however had been patchy earlier within the season. A return to that inconsistency might spell hassle however they need to comfortably beat Fremantle to carry to seventh spot as soon as the season is over. Lose they usually might drop out of the eight if Melbourne or GWS win.
15, 34 factors, 110.1 per cent
Run dwelling: Gold Coast (September 14), Port Adelaide (September 21)
A win over Gold Coast on Monday evening will all however safe finals, even when they lose to Port Adelaide. Lose each and they’re going to presumably miss on proportion as Melbourne lurk.
16, 32 factors, 106.2 per cent
Run dwelling: Essendon (September 19)
Melbourne have been manner too patchy this season. To make finals, they have to beat Essendon on Saturday after which depend on the Bulldogs shedding a recreation, or the Pies shedding two.
10. Larger Western Sydney
16, 32 factors, 100.6 per cent
GWS wanted to beat Melbourne and likewise Adelaide the spherical earlier than. They will make the finals in the event that they beat St Kilda, and if Melbourne lose to Essendon and the Bulldogs lose to Fremantle.
15, 28 factors, 95.6 per cent
The Blues wanted to smash Adelaide to have a hope of enjoying finals. They lost. Ugly finish to the 12 months.
Potential finals week one:
Qualifying last: Port Adelaide v Geelong
Qualifying last: Brisbane v Richmond
Elimination last: West Coast v Collingwood
Elimination last: St Kilda v Western Bulldogs
Anthony is a sports activities reporter at The Age.