Updated May 08, 2018 13:47:07The first AFL Grand Final was on the horizon, but a little over two weeks after the AFL season kicked off in earnest, a question was being asked of all teams.
How do you measure success?
How does the AFL make its decisions?
For the AFL, the answer is simple.
The game is played by the most exciting, dynamic, and unpredictable athletes on the planet.
For many, it’s an opportunity to showcase their skills and compete for a spot on the biggest stage in the world.
The competition is competitive, with plenty of games to win, and there’s no shortage of storylines, twists and turns to follow.
For the players, it offers a chance to impress their coach, manager, and even coach and manager.
For the fans, it means an opportunity for them to be entertained, and, hopefully, entertained enough to stay up all night watching their team win.AFL Grand Final results in weekly standings and win/loss recordsThe AFL has the final say over which players, teams and teams-in-waiting get the chance to play their finals, and that is why it’s not a matter of if, but when the AFL announces the final standings for the Grand Final.
The table shows the number of points each team has earned and the final total points they’ll be awarded.
The teams who win the Grand Finals are awarded a total of 2,000 points, while the teams who lose are awarded just 1,000.
The winner of the Grand final is awarded a whopping 2,500 points, which is the difference between a Grand Final champion and the bottom-of-the-table teams.
The total is divided into two categories: a tie-breaker and a win/win-loss record.
A win/lose record means the team that wins the Grand last week has a better record than the one that lost last week.
A tie-break record means that both teams are tied at the top of the table at the moment.
Each week, the AFL also publishes a number of win/lost records for the top six teams, the bottom six teams and the other teams in the lower table.
Each team gets a maximum of two wins and one loss.
The win/Loss record for each team is also calculated and shown on the table below.
If the top three teams are the top two teams in each category, the top four teams will win their final match of the season.
The final AFL grand final will be played on Saturday, June 17, 2020.
If a team wins its Grand Final, they’ll receive the next three points in that category, meaning they’ll need to beat all other teams to win the next game.
The top six and bottom six in each of the three categories are also rewarded with the next two points.
If another team wins their Grand Final they’ll also be awarded a number in the next category, which they’ll use to calculate their next Grand Final result.
For example, if the top five teams in both categories win their Grand Finals, the team will receive three points.
The final result will be a tie.
If no team wins the grand final, then they’ll automatically lose.