AFL’s top eight analysis

HOW THE AFL TOP 8 GOT THERE – AND WHAT LIES AHEAD

1.NORTH MELBOURNE, 40 points

*Wins by 10 pts or less: 3

*Losses by 10 points or less: 0

*Biggest win: 70 pts v Richmond

*Biggest loss: 31 pts v Geelong

*Wins by 30 pts or more: 5

*Losses by 30 pts or more: 1

*Record against other current top 8 clubs: 2-1

*Matches to play against current top 8 clubs: 7

2.GEELONG, 36

*Wins by 10 points or less: 1

*Losses by 10 points or less: 0

*Biggest win: 120 pts v Gold Coast

*Biggest loss: 24 pts v Collingwood

*Wins by 30 pts or more: 7

*Losses by 30 pts or more: 0

*Record against other current top 8 clubs: 4-1

*Matches to play against other current top 8 clubs: 4

3.SYDNEY, 36

*Wins by 10 points or less: 1

*Losses by 10 points or less: 2

*Biggest win 81 pts v Essendon

*Biggest loss: 42 pts v Giants

*Wins by 30 pts or more 5

*Losses by 30 pts or more: 1

*Record against other current top 8 clubs: 4-2

*Matches to play against other current top 8 clubs: 4

4.WESTERN BULLDOGS, 36

*Wins by 10 pts or less: 2

*Losses by 10 pts or less: 1

*Biggest win: 65 pts v Fremantle

*Biggest loss: 25 pts v GWS

*Wins by 30 pts or more: 5

*Losses by 30 pts or more: 0

*Record against other current top 8 clubs: 2-3

*Matches to play against other current top 8 clubs: 4

5.HAWTHORN, 36

*Wins by 10 pts or less: 3

*Losses by 10 pts or less: 0

*Biggest win: 108 pts v Essendon

*Biggest loss: 75 pts to GWS

*Wins by 30 pts or more: 5

*Losses by 30 pts or more: 2

*Record against other current top 8 clubs: 3-3

*Matches to play against other current top 8 clubs: 4

6 GWS, 32

*Wins by 10 pts or less: 0

*Losses by 10 pts or less: 2

*Biggest win: 91 pts v Gold Coast

*Biggest loss: 22 pts v Adelaide

*Wins by 30 pts or more: 5

*Losses by 30 pts or more: 0

*Record against other current top 8 clubs: 4-3

*Matches to play against other current top 8 clubs: 2

7 ADELAIDE 32

*Wins by 10 pts or less: 1

*Losses by 10 points or less: 2

*Biggest win: 88 v St Kilda

*Biggest loss: 26 v Geelong

*Wins by 30 pts or more: 5

*Losses by 30 pts or more: 0

* Record against other current top 8 clubs: 3-4

*Matches to play against other current top 8 clubs: 3

8 WEST COAST 28

*Wins by 10 pts or less: 1

*Losses by 10 pts or less: 1

*Biggest win: 103 pts v St Kilda

*Biggest loss: 46 v Hawthorn

*Wins by 30 pts or more: 6

*Losses by 30 pts or more: 3

*Record against other current top 8 clubs: 0-5

*Matches to play against other current top 8 clubs: 4

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