CARLTON skipper Patrick Cripps has enhanced his reputation as one of the game's most highly regarded players, tipped to claim this year's Brownlow Medal in the annual AFL captains survey on Tuesday.

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Five of 18 captains polled by the AFL have tipped the Blues superstar to take home footy's highest individual honour, ahead of Lions onballer Lachie Neale (four votes) and reigning winner Nat Fyfe (three votes).

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Seven players polled at least one vote from club captains across the competition, with Dustin Martin, Marcus Bontempelli, Patrick Dangerfield and Stephen Coniglio also polling tips from League skippers.

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Greater Western Sydney has been predicted to put last year's Grand Final heartbreak to bed, polling the most votes for which club is most likely to make it to this season's showpiece event.

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Seven captains backed GWS to again make it to this season's Grand Final, with 2018 premiers West Coast polling five votes.

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The competition's reigning premiers, Richmond, were only tipped to again qualify for the Grand Final by four captains. Collingwood was the other team to poll votes, backed by two leaders.

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Meanwhile, no captain believed Adelaide, Carlton, Fremantle or Gold Coast would play finals in 2020. 

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Tigers spearhead Tom Lynch was the outright favourite to claim this year's Coleman Medal, while No.1 draft pick Matt Rowell was the overwhelming choice to win the NAB AFL Rising Star award.

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Melbourne forward Bayley Fritsch was perhaps the most surprising vote-getter, tipped by one AFL club captain to win this year's Coleman Medal.

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Which seven other clubs do you think can make this year's top eight?

17 – West Coast, Richmond, GWS Giants, 16 – Collingwood, 15 – Brisbane, 13 – Western Bulldogs, 10 – Port Adelaide, 8 – Geelong, 5 – Melbourne, 3 – St Kilda, 2 – Hawthorn, 1 – Essendon, North Melbourne, Sydney

Which other club is most likely to reach the Grand Final?

7 – GWS Giants, 5 – West Coast, 4 – Richmond, 2 – Collingwood

Who do you think will win the 2020 Brownlow Medal?

5 – Patrick Cripps (Carlton), 4 – Lachie Neale (Brisbane), 3 – Nat Fyfe (Fremantle), 2 – Dustin Martin (Richmond), Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs), 1 – Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong), Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)

Who do you think will win the 2020 Coleman Medal?

6 – Tom Lynch (Richmond), 5 – Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants), 3 – Josh Kennedy (West Coast), 1 – Charlie Cameron (Brisbane), Ben Brown (North Melbourne), Bayley Fritsch (Melbourne), Lance Franklin (Sydney)

Who do you think will win the 2020 NAB AFL Rising Star?

9 – Matt Rowell (Gold Coast), 2 – Tom Green (GWS Giants), Max King (St Kilda), 1 – Chayce Jones (Adelaide), Caleb Serong (Fremantle), Noah Anderson (Gold Coast), Luke Jackson (Melbourne), Dylan Stephens (Sydney)