Going into the final week of the 2018 season there might not be too many changes in the rankings. There are a few surprises this week.
Western Crusaders 1 ⇔ 1
The Cru won’t move from here. Should handle Geelong easily unless they rest a few players.
Melbourne University Royals 2 ⇔ 2
So close yet so far. Finishing the season 9-1 is nothing to be sneezed at.
Monash Warriors 3 ⇔ 3
Bye week after a forfeit from the opposition last week.
Croydon Rangers 4 ⇔ 4
Face the cellar dwellers so they will give their backups valuable game time leading into the playoffs.
Bendigo Dragons 5⇑ 6
A jump in the rankings without even playing a snap. Should have a win to finish of the year heading into the playoffs.
Geelong Buccaneers 6⇓ 5
Facing the undefeated champions will result in another loss. A bit of a form slump of late.
Northern Raiders 7⇑ 8
Impressive effort. Giving up 10 points in the last quarter hurt but considering where they are personnel wise it was a fantastic effort. Another hard task against the Preds. A loss here will see them drop back down a spot.
South Eastern Predators 8⇓ 7
Yes you beat the Sharks comfortably….but they scored on you. Can rectify the rankings with a win over the Raiders.
Monash Barbarians 9⇑ 10
Another team that didn’t need to play a snap to rise in the rankings.
Ballarat Falcons 10⇓ 9
A full game Forfeit this time see’s them slide. Who Forfeits first? Falcons or Silverbacks?
Melton Wolves 11 ⇔ 11
No game. Fundraising efforts hampered due to a Forfeit. Defensive Coach can’t get a good send off and it rained. Season done.
Peninsula Sharks 12 ⇔ 12
They scored…..that’s a positive. Most likely won’t do that this week.
Pakenham Silverbacks 13 ⇔ 13
If you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all.