This is an eleventh 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 teams had byes this week. Three teams played above their 2012 rankings (Gold Coast, Essendon and Sydney) in the six fixtures played. The Gold Coast had a significant victory over North Melbourne after scoring only one behind in the first quarter of the game. Two teams, Essendon and West Coast, overcame end of third quarter deficits (14 and 13 points respectively) to defeat their opponents (Carlton and St Kilda).
Average cumulative and Round 11 profiles for winners were:
There were seven games this week (Souths and Titans had byes). Six of the seven games followed the 2012 rankings. The exceptions was the Warriors defeat of the Sea Eagles at home. This was the Warriors’ third successive win against a higher ranked opponent.
Two games were played in the competition this week. Both were played in Australia and both followed the 2012 rankings.