CARLTON captain Patrick Cripps has opened up an early lead in the race for the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award after polling five votes against Hawthorn on Sunday. 

Cripps now leads fellow superstar Christian Petracca by five votes after the Demon playmaker was quiet in his side's win over Essendon.

Fremantle young gun Andrew Brayshaw is equal with Petracca on 20 votes after another strong showing in the Western Derby.

Western Bulldogs ruckman Tim English, gun Demon Clayton Oliver, Cat Jeremy Cameron, Giants co-captain Stephen Coniglio, Docker Lachie Schultz and Adelaide hero Jordan Dawson all polled a perfect 10 in round three, but spearhead Max King missed out despite his match-winning heroics against Richmond.

Check out all the votes and the leaderboard below.

16:28 Mins
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Western Bulldogs v Sydney

10 Tim English (WB)
7 Bailey Smith (WB)
6 Josh Dunkley (WB)
3 Adam Treloar (WB)
2 Ryan Gardner (WB)
1 Cody Weightman (WB)
1 Bailey Dale (WB)

Melbourne v Essendon

10 Clayton Oliver (MELB)
8 Angus Brayshaw (MELB)
4 Sam Weideman (MELB)
4 Peter Wright (ESS)
4 Ed Langdon (MELB)

Adelaide v Port Adelaide

10 Jordan Dawson (ADEL)
8 Todd Marshall (PORT)
6 Elliott Himmelberg (ADEL)
3 Travis Boak (PORT)
2 Ben Keays (ADEL)
1 Lachlan Gollant (ADEL)

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Last two mins: Crows pull off miracle after Boak's costly miss

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GWS Giants v Gold Coast

10 Stephen Coniglio (GWS)
7 Tom Green (GWS)
7 Tim Taranto (GWS)
4 Braydon Preuss (GWS)
2 Lachie Ash (GWS)

Collingwood v Geelong

10 Jeremy Cameron (GEEL)
8 Jamie Elliott (COLL)
3 Isaac Quaynor (COLL)
3 Taylor Adams (COLL)
2 Tom Stewart (GEEL)
2 Jordan De Goey (COLL)
1 Patrick Dangerfield (GEEL)
1 Cameron Guthrie (GEEL)

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The 10: Round three's best moments

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Brisbane v North Melbourne

9 Lincoln McCarthy (BL)
6 Jarryd Lyons (BL)
4 Zac Bailey (BL)
4 Marcus Adams (BL)
3 Hugh McCluggage (BL)
2 Charlie Cameron (BL) 
2 Dayne Zorko (BL)

Carlton v Hawthorn

9 Sam Docherty (CARL)
8 Changkuoth Jiath (HAW)
5 Jacob Weitering (CARL)
5 Patrick Cripps (CARL)
3 Dylan Moore (HAW)

St Kilda v Richmond

9 Brad Crouch (STK)
8 Max King (STK)
7 Nathan Broad (RICH)
4 Jack Steele (STK)
2 Jade Gresham (STK)

02:02 Mins
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Unstoppable King gets Saints home with epic final term

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West Coast v Fremantle

10 Lachie Schultz (FRE)
6 Jeremy McGovern (WCE)
4 Shannon Hurn (WCE)
4 Andrew Brayshaw (FRE)
4 Heath Chapman (FRE)
1 Blake Acres (FRE) 
1 Sam Switkowski (FRE)

LEADERBOARD

25 Patrick Cripps CARL
20 Andrew Brayshaw FRE
20 Christian Petracca MELB
17 Jordan De Goey COLL
17 Tom Green GWS
17 Clayton Oliver MELB
16 Changkuoth Jiath HAW
15 Isaac Heeney SYD
13 Max King STK
13 Touk Miller GCFC
13 James Sicily HAW
12 Lachie Neale BL
11 Patrick Dangerfield GEEL
11 Mitch Lewis HAW
11 Jeremy McGovern WCE
11 Bailey Smith WB
10 Stephen Coniglio GWS
10 Jordan Dawson ADEL
10 Sam Docherty CARL
10 Tim English WB
10 Dan Houston PORT
10 Nick Larkey NMFC
10 Luke Parker SYD
10 Matt Rowell GCFC
10 Lachie Schultz FRE