This is a tenth post about performance against ranking in three football codes in Australia.
The codes are Australian Rules, Rugby League and Rugby Union
You can find some background information about this project here.
Six of the nine Round 10 games in AFL followed the 2012 rankings. The exceptions were wins by Fremantle, Western Bulldogs and Richmond. Fremantle and Richmond won away from home against higher ranked teams (Adelaide and West Coast respectively). The Western Bulldogs won at home against Port Adelaide a team one ranking place above them in 2012. Adelaide and West Coast have lost four games each against lower ranked opposition from 2012.
The average profiles of winners in the season to date and in Round 10 by quarter are:
Geelong and Gold Coast were tied at the end of the third quarter of their game. Geelong’s final quarter performance enabled them to be the third team this season that has tied at the end of the third quarter and won (the other two are Port Adelaide and West Coast).
There were two victories over higher ranked teams from 2012 in the four games played in Round 12. The Titans defeated the Cowboys and the Warriors had a large winning margin over the Broncos. The Warriors’ win was their second win in two weeks over higher ranked teams from 2012.