I have been tracking winners’ performances during the 2016 AFL season.
I have been using median points differences by quarter to compare performances. My data for the season can be found here.
The games in Finals Week 1 were completed on Saturday evening with Adelaide’s win over North Melbourne.
Finals Week 1
In Finals Week 1, the winning teams’ performances compared to the median profile of all winners during the regular season were:
I have used a taxonomy to describe winning performances this season. In finals Week 1, I characterised the games as:
- Western Bulldogs v West Coast: Contested 1Q
- Geelong v Hawthorn: Contested 4Q
- GWS v Sydney: Contested 2Q
- Adelaide v North Melbourne: Contested 2Q