This is a sixth post about performance against ranking in three football codes in Australia.
You can find some background information about this project here.
In Round 6 of the 2013 AFL season, all nine games followed the 2012 Rankings.
Geelong and Essendon are the two unbeaten teams in the competition. Both played above the average winning performance for the Round and the season.
Melbourne Storm’s home defeat to the lower ranked Raiders ended the remaining undefeated profile in 2013. All teams have lost at least one game. The Warriors were the other team in the round to defeat higher ranked opponents (Titans) from 2012.
Two New Zealand teams (Blues and Highlanders) defeated higher ranked opponents (Stormers and Sharks) this week. It was the Highlanders first win of the season and came after their bye week. They had a margin of three points over their opponents, the Blues 1 point over theirs.
Kangaroos v Magpies (Christian Haugen, CC BY 2.0)