The AFL season is upon us and while there are many factors that could influence how we see each of the clubs in a game, one thing that is indisputable is the quality of the players and teams.
In the past week, we’ve seen the best and worst of the best on the field and in the stands.
In this preview we’ll look at the top teams from across the league and give you the full rundown of the teams in a glance.
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Geelong CatsThe Cats are a formidable team in 2016 and despite some ups and downs this season, they have had a good season.
With a consistent win-loss record of 10.8, they are one of the top two teams in the competition.
They also have one of only three players in the top six in the list of best players.
The Cats will be hoping for a better result against Hawthorn in the third round on Sunday.2.
Adelaide CrowsThe Crows were a surprise team in the second half of the season.
They won a tough game against Essendon in round five, but their fortunes changed when the Bombers lost to the Hawks in round eight.
They have now won nine of their last 10 games against the Crows, but it was the loss to the Eagles at the MCG that saw them slip to second place.
Adelaide have lost six games by 30 points or more and lost seven of their past eight.3.
Gold Coast SunsThe Suns have come up with some great performances in the first half of this season and have been one of their best teams this season.
In the past two weeks, they’ve won three straight games against Melbourne, Sydney and Geelong and have beaten Essendon and the Brisbane Lions in the past six games.
In a tight competition, the Suns will look to bounce back from their loss to Carlton in round two.4.
Brisbane LionsThere are no easy games for the Lions this year and in round six they were outplayed by the Bombeil.
They lost to Collingwood in round seven and have not won a game in four matches against the Cats.
Their win over the Swans in round ten was a nice bit of business.5.
West Coast EaglesThe Eagles will be a very different team this season compared to last season, when they won three of their six matches against Fremantle.
They had a poor start to the season with a two-point loss to Collongullies at the Gabba in round three, but have since bounced back.
The Eagles won four of their next five matches against Geelong, Brisbane and Richmond and are currently on a six-game win streak.6.
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Richmond LionsAfter missing out on finals last season with the loss in round four, the Lions have a great chance to go out and win their fourth straight premiership.
After winning the opening four games of the year, the Tigers have now picked up five wins in a row.
They are currently in fifth place, five points clear of the Bulldogs.7.
Collinghurst CatsThe Collingurs have been a solid side this season but their season has come to an end with a tough loss to Richmond.
In round seven, they lost to Hawthorn and are now five points off the bottom of the ladder.
They will be desperate to get back to winning ways against Carlton at the SCG in round 12.8.
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Golds Bay LionsThe Power have been inconsistent this season with two losses to Port Adelaide and two more defeats to Colledges.
They were unlucky to be knocked out of finals in round 10 by Geelong but have a decent chance of getting back on track against Richmond in round 13.9.
Western BulldogsThe Bulldogs are in a bit of a precarious spot this season after their win over Essendon at the ground, but they are in good form.
They’re only losing three games and are undefeated in their last five matches.
They’ll need to play the best of their opponents to win the final two games against Geel and the Swannys.10.
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