The latest table of Rankings on Dashboard Metrics appears below, one striking feature of which is the contrast between the rankings on metrics for the teams from 1st to 6th on the ladder with those for the teams from 7th and 8th - Essendon and the Western Bulldogs.
Essendon is no higher than 4th on any metric, and is 10th or worse on 10 of the 14 metrics.
The Western Bulldogs are 4th or better on only two metrics, and 10th or worse on eight metrics.
Hawthorn, in contrast, who currently sit 9th on the ladder, are ranked 5th or higher on six metrics, and 10th or worse on only six metrics. They are also 7th on Expected Wins, while the Western Bulldogs are 8th, and Essendon 12th.
The full Team Dashboard appears below, a few of the interesting features of which are:
The combined record since Round 14 of the teams currently sitting from 5th to 8th on the ladder is only 20 and 15
Geelong, in 2nd, now have a worse win-loss record since Round 15 (4 and 4) than Carlton in 16th (5 and 3)
Five of the teams outside the Top 8 have a better percentage than Essendon, who sit in 7th
Gold Coast have scored 30% of their total points in Q1s, but only 19% in Q2s. They also have a percentage below 80 for all four quarters
Brisbane Lions, Collingwood, Geelong, and West Coast are the only teams that have outscored their opponents, collectively, in every quarter.