Edit: I originally had a HTML table for the predicted ladder, instead of an image. However, WordPress butchered it so I’ve changed back to an image for now.
Back to HTML tables today. Unfortunately, there’ll be a few teething issues, but it will get rid of the issues I’ve been having with image compression and blurry tables. I’ll solve the mystery of the missing column header over the weekend, probably. I originally changed to images to get colour scaling on the tables, but now I’ve realised that I can easily export to HTML.
This week, the very top and bottom of the ladder have come much closer to the middle of it, with every team’s mean wins being between 7 and 16, and all but 3 teams moved around. This is great because it shows that this season looks like it will be very competitive. The biggest movers were Hawthorn and Gold Coast, both going up 3 positions after winning their first two games of the year.
Sydney’s premiership chances sharply fell, adding to the theme of the season looking more even this week. GWS continued to slowly gain ground and W Bulldogs dropped out of contention completely, replaced by North Melbourne at the almost-impossible-to-win-the-premiership area of the table.