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Power rated fifth in the league, top 10 for age and experience

January 28, 2016 1:15 PM

AFL 2015 Rd 16 - Port Adelaide v Adelaide

These are Port Adelaide's elite players.

Port Adelaide is a firm mid-range club for age and experience, but Champion Data regards the Power as one of the league’s top six lists.

In its annual AFL Prospectus, Champion Data breaks down every variable to rate and rank the elite competition’s players and clubs.

The Power are equal ninth for average age at 24 years and 40 days – equal with Carlton – just 11 days older than the Crows and 55 days younger than Richmond.

Fremantle has the league’s oldest list at a whopping 25 years and 157 days, ahead of North Melbourne and Hawthorn.

The Kangaroos are the league’s most experienced club with an average of 93.9 games on its list, with the Hawks on 86.6 and Fremantle on 86.3.

The Power are seventh with an average of 72.9 games.

Two elite

While Port Adelaide’s list is rated in the top five for the league, it’s regarded as having just two ‘elite’ players.

All-Australians Robbie Gray (mid-forward) and Chad Wingard (general forward) are the only players considered in the ‘elite’ bracket.

Justin Westhoff and Travis Boak have dropped to ‘above average’ – the second tier of Champion’s rankings – after being rated as elite ahead of the 2015 season.

 

Average Age
1. Fremantle – 25 years and 157 days
2. North Melbourne – 25 years and 55 days
3. Hawthorn – 24 years and 307 days
4. Essendon – 24 years and 259 days*
5. Geelong – 24 years and 201 days
6. West Coast – 24 years and 175 days
7. Sydney Swans – 24 years and 124 days
8. Richmond – 24 years and 95 days
9. Port Adelaide – 24 years and 40 days*
=. Carlton – 24 years and 40 days
11. Adelaide – 24 years and 29 days
12. Collingwood – 23 years and 310 days
13. St Kilda – 23 years and 303 days
14. Western Bulldogs – 23 years and 270 days
15. Melbourne – 23 years and 241 days
16. Gold Coast – 23 years and 197 days
17. Greater Western Sydney – 23 years and 99 days
18. Brisbane Lions – 22 years and 343 days

Average Games Played
1. North Melbourne – 93.9
2. Hawthorn – 86.6
3. Fremantle – 86.3
4. West Coast – 77.9
5. Geelong – 77.3
6. Essendon – 75.5*
7. Port Adelaide – 72.9*
8. Richmond – 71
9. Collingwood – 69.5
10. Sydney Swans – 68.4
11. Adelaide – 62.5
12. Carlton – 60.4
13. St Kilda – 60.2
14. Gold Coast – 59.1
15. Western Bulldogs – 57.7
16. Melbourne – 57.5
17. Greater Western Sydney – 56.9
18. Brisbane Lions – 49

*ranking issued before CAS-issued suspensions