The latest table of Rankings on Dashboard Metrics appears below.
It shows that, as interesting as the 2019 season might be, we have to be honest and recognise that most of the teams currently in the Top 8 have flaws, some of which can be summarised by:
West Coast’s 10th on Scoring Shot creation, 12th on Scoring Shot concession, 13th on Q2 performances, and 8th on Q3 performances
Brisbane Lions’ 11th on Own Scoring Shot Conversion, 8th on Opponent Scoring Shot Conversion, 10th on Goals and Points Conceded per Game, and 9th on Q1 performances
Richmond’s 15th on Opponent Scoring Shot Conversion, 12th on Goals and 11th on Points Conceded per Game, and 14th on Q4 performances
GWS’ 11th on Opponent Scoring Shot Conversion, 8th on Q1, and 9th on Q2 performances
Collingwood’s 9th on Opponent Scoring Shot Conversion, and 14th on Q2 and Q3 performances
Essendon’s 13th on Scoring Shot creation and on Scoring Shot concession, 10th on Points Scored per Game, 9th on Points Conceded per Game, 14th on Q1 performances, and 12th on Q2 performances
Adelaide’s 10th on Own Scoring Shot Conversion, 10th on Q1 and Q3 performances, and 12th on Q4 performances
It’s also true that many of the teams outside the Top 8 have performed extraordinarily well on some metrics, including, for example, Sydney’s 4th on Opponent Scoring Shot Conversion, 6th on Q3 performances, and equal 6th on Quarters won.
The full Team Dashboard appears below, a few of the interesting features of which are:
Teams in 5th to 8th have racked up 11 losses amongst them from Round 15 onwards, and just 9 wins over that same period, 5 of which have come from Essendon
Richmond sit in 4th with a 12 and 6 record, but have percentage of only 109.4
Carlton, in 16th, lie only three wins out of the Top 8, and have a better win-loss record over the past five rounds than half the teams currently in that Top 8