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

Port Adelaide narrowly finished top of the 2020 AFL table equal on 14 wins and 56 points with the second-ranked Brisbane Lions. Port just secured the top spot on Points For (1185) with one more than the Lions (1184).

The 2020 AFL Wooden Spoon went to South Australia’s other club, Adelaide ending up at the bottom of the ladder with just the three wins for the season.

What teams will finish on top in the 2021 AFL Season? Stay up to date below!

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts Qualification
1 Western Bulldogs 3 3 0 0 336 185 181.6 12 Finals series
2 Sydney 3 3 0 0 363 254 142.9 12
3 Melbourne 3 3 0 0 273 199 137.2 12
4 Port Adelaide 3 2 1 0 307 238 129.0 8
5 West Coast 3 2 1 0 284 229 124.0 8
6 Richmond 3 2 1 0 255 246 103.7 8
7 Geelong 3 2 1 0 241 247 97.6 8
8 Adelaide 3 2 1 0 286 297 96.3 8
9 Gold Coast 3 1 2 0 241 217 111.1 4  
10 Essendon 3 1 2 0 299 279 107.2 4
11 Collingwood 3 1 2 0 231 227 101.8 4
12 Carlton 3 1 2 0 274 275 99.6 4
13 Brisbane Lions 3 1 2 0 247 278 88.8 4
14 Hawthorn 3 1 2 0 205 238 86.1 4
15 Fremantle 3 1 2 0 209 245 85.3 4
16 St Kilda 3 1 2 0 227 312 72.8 4
17 Greater Western Sydney 3 0 3 0 202 275 73.5 0
18 North Melbourne 3 0 3 0 143 382 37.4 0

*AFL Ladder correct as of end of Round 3. 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.