This is a seventh post about performance against ranking in three football codes in Australia.
You can find some background information about this project here.
Geelong are now the only undefeated team in the AFL after Round 7. In this round, Fremantle and the Gold Coast played above their 2012 rankings in the defeats of Carlton and Melbourne respectively.
The average profile of winners including Round 7 and the averages from Round 7 are:
This week, the Eels, Panthers, Roosters and Titans all played above their 2012 rankings defeating the Broncos, the Storm, the Sea Eagles and the Dragons respectively. The Rabbitohs lead the table with just one defeat. The Raiders had a comprehensive win at home against the Knights after victory the week before against the Storm.
The Kings, Waratahs and Reds were the teams that played above their 2012 rankings this week. They defeated the Highlanders, the Stormers and the Sharks respectively. Three teams had byes: Crusaders, Bulls and Brumbies.
Reds v Bulls (Jim Howard, CC BY-NC 2.0)
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