The first five weeks of the 2014 NRL season have been very hard to predict.
Based on 2013 rankings at the end of the regular season, the trends in performance are:
Normally, if there is a carry over effect of previous year’s rankings, my colour scheme has the top half of the table mainly in green and the bottom half mainly in blue with this legend:
In 2013, after Round 5, these were the results:
The green/blue effect is much more visible here.
The 2014 Ladder after Round 5 is: