Western Crusaders 1 ⇔ 1

I was ready to move them down a spot when the Royals shut out the Warriors for the first time, then Sunday came and a 42-0 victory over the Predators shot that thinking down. Maybe not a physical team like the Royals but their skills are amazing thanks to some excellent coaching.


Melbourne University Royals 2 ⇔ 2

A shut out of the Warriors couldn’t even move them into the number 1 spot. The only way that is happening is if the Crusaders lose a game before they face off in week 12, or if they can knock them off that week.


Monash Warriors 3 ⇔ 3

Not a shock loss to the Royals by but more of a shock that they were completely shut out.


Croydon Rangers 4 ⇔ 4

The week off doesn’t see them move anywhere. Huge game against the Crusaders this week. A victory would see them jump to 3rd.


Geelong Buccaneers 5 ⇑ 6

A big win over 6th placed Ballarat sees them jump up a spot in the rankings.


South Eastern Predators 6 ⇓ 5

A huge loss to the Crusaders and also lost a key player for the remainder of the year. A few other injuries will test their resolve.

Bendigo Dragons 7 ⇑ 8

A huge win over the Silverbacks, although they got scored on twice, something the Silverbacks have struggled to do since week 1. Did enough to warrant the jump up.


Northern Raiders 8 ⇓ 7

Couldn’t do much about this. They can fix it with a big victory this week.


Ballarat Falcons 9 ⇔ 9

Taught a lesson by the Buccaneers. Struggled in the conditions and had a few issues with player numbers.


Melton Wolves 10 ⇑ 11

Got their 2nd victory in a shoot out with the Barbs. The running game was solid and the Defense limited the damage on the ground.


Monash Barbarians 11 ⇓ 10

Forced to take to the air for most of the game. Running game needs to improve.


Pakenham Silverbacks 12 ⇑ 13

They scored 2 TD’s against Bendigo despite giving up 52 points. Home games will see more players. Forfeits have been forgiven.


Peninsula Sharks 13 ⇓ 12

The inevitable has happened. Just bad timing to enter the comp this year but hey, what can you do?


GV Power Rankings Week 8.

Scott Ditcham

Football lover since 1990. Massive Denver Broncos fan and father of 1 future football player. Retired GREAT of the Melton Wolves. Writer for Gridiron Downunder Gridiron Victoria. Onside Kick Productions founder. 2016 season stats - 1 INT, 15 missed tackles, 3 tackles and 1 Minor Concussion.

Post navigation