Round 1 was not what I’d call a good start to the year. But I guess it never is.
If it’s anything to take comfort in, I don’t think many people were very accurate on Saturday. Onto ratings.
The oddest part of this list is that Port Adelaide’s rating somehow dropped after a comprehensive win against Sydney. I don’t really have any explanation for this, other than maybe Port Adelaide’s defence rating dropping. The big-scoring across the weekend means that everyone’s defence rating will go down. Anyone whose overall rating is dragged down by a bad defence is going to get worse until the average points per game rises enough to counteract it.