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Premiership Race Down to 3?

Could the 2018 AFL Premiership race be down to just three teams? Well, if recent history is any guide, then the answer is yes!

Since season 2008, the eventual premier spent 100% of that season inside the top eight, with the exception of Hawthorn (91.3%) in season 2013.

So far in season 2018, just the three teams have spent all four rounds inside the top eight; GWS Giants, Port Adelaide and Hawthorn.

% of season eventual premier spent in Top 8

  • 2008 - 100%
  • 2009 - 100%
  • 2010 - 100%
  • 2011 - 100%
  • 2012 - 100%
  • 2013 - 91.3%
  • 2014 - 100%
  • 2015 - 100%
  • 2016 - 100%
  • 2017 - 100%

Hawthorn in season 2013 is the only anomaly of the last decade, spending Round 1 and Round 2 in positions 11th and 9th respectively, before moving into the top eight in Round 3 where they remained all season.

So, if you're a fan of either Port Adelaide, Hawthorn or the GWS Giants, it's time to start getting excited!

Posted by Brownlow Addict on Friday 20th April 2018 at 01:55:54

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