130813 Performance Against Ranking 2013 Football Season

Introduction

1368424668_f6d7627a52_oThis is a twentieth post about performance against ranking in three football codes in Australia in the 2013 Football season.

The codes are Australian Rules, Rugby League and Rugby Union

You can find some background information about this project here.

Australian Rules

In Round 20, the Gold Coast, Western Bulldogs and Collingwood played above their 2012 rankings in their defeats of Melbourne, Carlton and Sydney respectively. Until the defeat by Collingwood, Sydney had won six games in succession.

Average points scored by Winners this Round and over the whole season are:

R20 Win

For Losers:

R20 Lose

Rugby League

Four teams played above their 2012 rankings in Round 22: the Titans, Knights, Roosters and Eels. The Titans and Knights won away from home against the Bulldogs and Sharks respectively. The Roosters completed a seventh win in succession against the Raiders. Six of these wins have been against higher ranked teams from 2012. drew at home against the Broncos, a higher ranked team from 2012. The Roosters last loss was in Round 14. The Sea eagles completed their sixth win in succession in their Round 22 clash against the Warriors.

Rugby Union

The Super 15 competition has concluded. SANZAR teams are preparing for international fixtures.

Photo Credit

Aussie Rules Football 9 (Kevin Tostado, CC BY 2.0)

130806 Performance Against Ranking 2013 Football Season

Introduction

This is a nineteenth 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.

Australian Rules

In Round 19, Port Adelaide, Brisbane, Richmond, North Melbourne and GWS played above their 2012 Rankings. GWS recorded a first win of the season at home to Melbourne. Port Adelaide overcame a twelve point deficit at the end of the third quarter to defeat Adelaide.

Richmond’s defeat of Hawthorn was the seventh time this year that Richmond has beaten a higher ranked team from 2012. Richmond has won six of the eight games played since the Bye week.

Average points scored by Winners this Round and over the whole season are:

R19W

This is the highest weekly winning average since Round 7 and the fourth highest average of the year.

For Losers:

R19L

There has been one Round (Round 3) with a higher losing Round average (86 points). This was the best average third quarter performance by losing teams this year (previous best was 25 points in Round 2).

Rugby League

Two teams played above their 2012 rankings in Round 21: the Titans and the Cowboys. The Knights drew at home against the Broncos, a higher ranked team from 2012.

The Roosters continued their winning run with their sixth successive victory. The Storm recorded the highest points score of the Round away to the Raiders. The Sea Eagles and Bulldogs are building momentum with four and three consecutive wins respectively.

Rugby Union

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The Chiefs defeated the Brumbies in the final of the 2015 Super 15 competition. The Chiefs retained the title in their home win in Hamilton.

Photo Credit

Rugby semifinals 1 (Kiwinz, CC BY 2.0)