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Player Ratings: 2018 AFL Grand Final

Pick a Winner: WC v Coll Duck and Browny preview the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final

COLLINGWOOD will enter the Grand Final with a more loaded team than West Coast.

That's not an opinion, but is based on an analysis of the Schick AFL Player Ratings, which consider an individual's past 40 matches over a rolling two-year period to determine their ranking within the game. 

Breaking down each outfit, the Pies will have eight of the top-100 ranked players in the League run out on to the MCG, compared to the Eagles' five.

MEGA-PREVIEW Eagles v Magpies

That's not even taking into account Jordan De Goey (No.101) and Brayden Sier (No.464), whose rankings would be adjusted to No.78 and No.100 respectively if they had each recorded 40 matches since the opening round of last season. 

Refining the measure to look at top-50 players and again the Magpies hold sway, this time 6-3. 

Furthermore, they have more men entering the decider in peak form. Nine Collingwood players are in the midst of career-best campaigns, compared to six for West Coast. 

Take a look below to see where all 44 who have been named for the decider are ranked in the competition.

 
GAME RANKING (OVERALL RANKING) TEAM PLAYER
1 (4) COLL Brodie Grundy
2 (16) COLL Scott Pendlebury
3 (20) COLL Adam Treloar
4 (22) WCE Jeremy McGovern
5 (25) COLL Steele Sidebottom
6 (32) WCE Luke Shuey
7 (34) COLL Taylor Adams
8 (35) WCE Elliot Yeo
9 (42) COLL Jack Crisp
10 (61) COLL Jeremy Howe
11 (66) WCE Shannon Hurn
12 (79) COLL Tom Phillips
13 (95) WCE Josh Kennedy
14 (101) COLL Jordan De Goey
15 (115) WCE Jack Redden
16 (121) WCE Jack Darling
17 (126) COLL Josh Thomas
18 (140) COLL Will Hoskin-Elliott
19 (144) WCE Tom Barrass
20 (160) WCE Dom Sheed
21 (176) WCE Jamie Cripps
22 (183) WCE Mark LeCras
23 (202) COLL Tom Langdon
24 (204) COLL Brayden Maynard
25 (254) COLL Mason Cox
26 (262) WCE Lewis Jetta
27 (277) WCE Liam Duggan
28 (280) WCE Chris Masten
29 (281) WCE Nathan Vardy
30 (303) COLL Travis Varcoe
31 (311) WCE Scott Lycett
32 (336) COLL Tyson Goldsack
33 (352) WCE Willie Rioli
34 (354) COLL Jaidyn Stephenson
35 (369) WCE Mark Hutchings
36 (381) COLL Levi Greenwood
37 (406) COLL Chris Mayne
38 (411) WCE Tom Cole
39 (438) WCE Will Schofield
40 (442) COLL James Aish
41 (446) COLL Brody Mihocek
42 (464) COLL Brayden Sier
43 (465) WCE Liam Ryan
44 (511) WCE Daniel Venables