130827 Performance Against Ranking 2013 Football Season

Introduction

6753447411_616083e33d_oThis is a twenty-second 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. The Super 15 Rugby Union season has concluded so this post reports on Australian Rules and Rugby League.

You can find some background information about this project here.

Australian Rules

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Seven of the nine games in Round 22 followed 2012 rankings. The exceptions were Geelong’s defeat of Sydney and Essendon’s defeat of Carlton. For the fourth time this season, Essendon overcame an end of Third Quarter deficit. As in Round 14, they overturned a 17 point gap. Essendon held Carlton to 4 points in the final quarter whilst scoring 27 points themselves.

Average cumulative season and Round 22 profiles for winners were:

R22 W

For losers:

R22 L

Rugby League

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Four of the eight games in Round 24 did not follow 2012 rankings. The Warriors and Wests won away from home (against the Titans and Dragons respectively). The Panthers and the Rabbitohs won at home against higher ranked teams from 2012 (against the Broncos and Bulldogs respectively). The Sharks defeated the Roosters to inflict their first loss for six games. Wests win was their first victory in six games.

Photo Credits

Cheering schoolboys (State Library of Queensland, no known copyright restrictions)

Melbourne Cricket Ground (National Archives UK, no known copyright restrictions)

Sydney Cricket Ground (State Library of New South Wales, no known copyright restrictions)

130820 Performance Against Ranking 2013 Football Season

Introduction

This is a twenty-first 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. The Super 15 season has concluded so this post reports on Australian Rules and Rugby League.

You can find some background information about this project here.

Australian Rules

In Round 21, Geelong and the Western Bulldogs played above their 2012 rankings in their defeats of West Coast and Adelaide respectively.

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

R21 W

For Losers:

R21 L

In this Round, Port Adelaide (against the Gold Coast) and Western Bulldogs overcame end of Third Quarter deficits to win their games. Both teams came back from nine points behind.

Rugby League

Two teams played above their 2012 rankings in Round 23: the Panthers and the Roosters. Both teams won away from home against the Warriors and West Tigers respectively. This was the Roosters’ eighth win in succession.

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)