FootyMaths institute takes a stab at rating pre-season performance by adjusting for quality of opposition:
And as it happens, by the FMI method, St Kilda did indeed have a good pre-season series. And as another wake-up call to the competition, Essendon were next best, with Richmond and Brisbane all but a tie for third.
Read more at: FOOTYMATHS INSTITUTE: POST-JLT: BREAK
The Arc has an analysis of entries into tip-the-finalists competition:
Entrants to the finalists-tipping competition are very sure that the GWS Giants will make the finals, with good reason. The median estimate was that the Giants have an 88.4% shot at the finals this year. That’s more bullish than the chances given to the Giants by the betting markets (79%) or our Elo model (72.8%). At the other end of the scale, the clear consensus is that the Lions have a tiny chance of making it.
Source: Who will make the finals? The wisdom of crowds | The Arc
The BigFooty Squiggle 2017 thread kicks off here!
Here’s the starting point for 2017! Positions are calculated from 2016 performance only: They don’t take into consideration list changes, injuries, the fact that 90% of GWS is made up of first round draft picks just coming into their prime, and so on.
Source: Mega Thread – Squiggle 2017 | BigFooty AFL Forum
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