AFL Ladder 2021

The 2021 AFL Ladder shows the eighteen professional Australian Rules Football teams in the annual AFL Premiership in ranking order from 1 – 18 based on competition points achieved across the 23-week home-and-away season. AFL Teams receive four premiership points for a win and two for a draw.

AFL Ladder

The AFL Ladder is the best way to see where your team sits for the season.

Also helping determine positions on the AFL season ladder along with competition points is ‘percentage’, which is the ratio of points scored – points conceded over the season.

The club sitting number one on the ladder after the Premiership season’s 23 AFL rounds are the Minor Premiers and are awarded the McClelland Trophy.

The AFL Premiership ladder determines the Top 4 and Top 8 teams that will play off in the September finals with the ultimate aim of taking out the Grand Final held in late September or early October.

AFL betting is available on where each club will finish on the ladder with markets open on teams to ‘Make the Top 8’ or ‘Make the Top 4’. AFL McClelland Trophy betting odds are also on offer even before the season starts on the Minor Premiership.

Where teams are positioned on the AFL ladder has an impact on the round-by-round Australian Rules betting odds throughout the season as well as the futures markets open on the AFL Grand Final.

Teams highest on the ladder during the home-and-away AFL season dominate the overall AFL Premiership betting markets.

2021 AFL Ladder

Melbourne narrowly finished top of the 2021 AFL table equal on 17 wins with Port Adelaide, but having lost just four games to Port’s five they finished two points clear on 70 for the season. 

The 2021 AFL Wooden Spoon went to Melbourne’s other club, with North Melbourne finishing their horror season with just four victories from 22 matches played. 

What teams will finish on top in the 2022 AFL Season? Stay up to date below next season!

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts Qualification
1 Melbourne 22 17 4 1 1888 1443 130.8 70 Finals series
2 Port Adelaide 22 17 5 0 1884 1492 126.3 68
3 Geelong 22 16 6 0 1845 1456 126.7 64
4 Brisbane Lions 22 15 7 0 2131 1599 133.3 60
5 Western Bulldogs 22 15 7 0 1994 1501 132.8 60
6 Sydney 22 15 7 0 1986 1656 119.9 60
7 Greater Western Sydney 22 11 10 1 1768 1773 99.7 46
8 Essendon 22 11 11 0 1953 1790 109.1 44
9 West Coast 22 10 12 0 1752 1880 93.2 40  
10 St Kilda 22 10 12 0 1644 1796 91.5 40
11 Fremantle 22 10 12 0 1578 1825 86.5 40
12 Richmond 22 9 12 1 1743 1780 97.9 38
13 Carlton 22 8 14 0 1746 1972 88.5 32
14 Hawthorn 22 7 13 2 1629 1912 85.2 32
15 Adelaide 22 7 15 0 1616 1971 82.0 28
16 Gold Coast 22 7 15 0 1430 1863 76.8 28
17 Collingwood 22 6 16 0 1557 1818 85.6 24
18 North Melbourne 22 4 17 1 1458 2075 70.3 18

*AFL Ladder correct as of end of regular 2021 season. Table Credit: AFL


(E) –
Eliminated

(Q) – Qualified to indicated phase

Pos: Position on the AFL Ladder; Team: AFL Club name; Played: Number of games played to date; Won: Number of season wins to date; Drawn: Number of drawn games played to date; Lost: Number of season losses to date; PF: Points For (total points scored); %: Point Percentage; Pts: Competition points.