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AFL 2013 Rd 08 - Hawthorn v GWS Giants

Sam Mitchell has surged into the top 10 of the Official AFL Player Ratings

SAM MITCHELL'S best on ground performance against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday has seen him surge back into the top 10 in the Official AFL Player Ratings, brought to you by Vero.

The Hawthorn star gathered 35 possessions, laid three tackles and kicked a goal against the Giants.

The effort saw him jump from No.12 to No.9 on the ratings table.

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There was only one change in the top 10 after round eight, with Mitchell coming in and Carlton star Marc Murphy falling from No.9 to No.12.

North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey has continued his surge, rising from No.17 to No.14.

Harvey was among the Kangaroos' best players in their heartbreaking loss to West Coast at Patersons Stadium on Friday night.

The 35-year-old, who was suspended for the first six rounds of the season, picked up 24 touches, took eight marks and kicked two goals.

Gold Coast midfielder Gary Ablett, who led the Suns to an impressive win over the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Saturday evening, remains the No.1 player in the AFL.

Sydney Swans star Josh Kennedy is No.2 and Geelong captain Joel Selwood is No.3.

West Coast's Nic Naitanui, who booted the Eagles to victory over North Melbourne with a goal after the siren, remains the No.1 ruckman in the competition.Hawthorn's Lance Franklin is the No.1 forward, while Shannon Hurn is the top-rated defender.