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 Melbourne 13 11 2 0 1150 870 132.2 44 Finals series
2 Western Bulldogs 12 10 2 0 1185 790 150.0 40
3 Geelong 12 9 3 0 1060 817 129.7 36
4 Brisbane Lions 12 8 4 0 1124 883 127.3 32
5 Port Adelaide 12 8 4 0 1048 888 118.0 32
6 Sydney 13 8 5 0 1122 1038 108.1 32
7 West Coast 13 8 5 0 1172 1086 107.9 32
8 Richmond 13 7 6 0 1130 1073 105.3 28
9 Fremantle 13 6 7 0 989 1082 91.4 24  
10 Greater Western Sydney 12 5 6 1 976 1039 93.9 22
11 Essendon 12 5 7 0 1125 1103 102.0 20
12 Adelaide 13 5 8 0 1037 1194 86.9 20
13 St Kilda 13 5 8 0 918 1172 78.3 20
14 Carlton 12 4 8 0 1016 1099 92.4 16
15 Gold Coast 12 4 8 0 859 950 90.4 16
16 Collingwood 13 4 9 0 910 1012 89.9 16
17 Hawthorn 12 3 9 0 869 1100 79.0 12
18 North Melbourne 12 1 10 1 773 1267 61.0 6

*AFL Ladder correct as of end of Round 13. 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.