Adel: Clearly the best team in the comp atm. Fast, great backline, lots of depth, no obvious weakness. Look to me like they are just starting to turn it on a bit after playing a long period of no-frills get the job done footy.
Bris: Look out of their depth. They're injury rattled, and turning on their own. Don't appear to have much young talent coming through... will make up numbers in the final 8 at best.
Carl: Performed better than most of us expected but still a rabble. Pagan is the worst coach in the AFL atm... no plan, just last year they wanted to trade off Whitnal and Fevola and this year those guys are carrying the team.
Coll: Flash in the frying pan. They're a good team, coached well and have had a bit of luck. Not the real deal IMO, will be found wanting when the pressure is applied.
Ess: Didn't think they were this bad. Boy did Matty Llyod carry this team or what?
Freo: Marginally better than they were last year but can't compete with the big boys. Too much flash not enough substance. Will tail off towards the end of the year and pbly miss the finals.
Geel: A shadow of themselves but are in a position to turn it around. There's something about them to me that just urges caution... can still grind out the wins from time to time. I predict that they'll make a play 4 the 8 but just miss out.
Haw: Good nucleus and on the up and up. That being said not this year they ain't. Will finish bottom 4.
Melb: Is my prediction for surprise fall away. It just seems to me that they have to play spectacular football to win... to date they have but I can't see it lasting. Do have a good run home though.
Kan: not worth my time... wish we played them twice.
Port: Not enough depth but good to c some youngins coming through. Battle hardened enough to make the finals but will go home early.
Rich: Promising. Could possibly make the 8 but they're simply not tough enough to trouble any1 that counts.
St.K: Look very much like the sleeping giants of the comp but doubts are growing as to whether or not they will ever wake up. Capable of winning every game for the rest of the season but at the same time look vulnerable enough to drop 5 or 6 of them. Will be interesting to see the team perform when they get a few more regulars back.
Syd: Look 50/50. Could go either way. Considering they're not really banged up you would imagine that they lift in time for the end of the business season but they just look like falling away.
WCE: Don't rate them. They're beatable. A very solid team but you would just rather play them instead of Adel or the other top teams. Heaven help them if they have a few injuries.
WB: Remind me of that movie "Cool Runnigs" where the Jamaican team are on world record pace to complete the course but the sled begins to fall apart and you know it's only matter of time before they crash.