Champion Data Rate Each List Coming Into 2018

Every list assessed.

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Richmond may have won the flag in 2017, but that hasn't translated into list strength.

Not according to Champion Data's metrics, anyway.

The AFL's number crunchers have rated the Tigers as having the eighth-best list in the competition heading into season 2018, according to figures released in their AFL Prospectus.

The club has three players rating in the elite bracket for their position - Dustin Martin, Alex Rance and Shane Edwards - with nine more rated above average.

Sydney tops the charts as the team with the best list heading into 2018, with three more teams outside Victoria following them.

Port Adelaide has edged out Adelaide to rank second, while GWS sits fourth.

Champion Data's list ratings heading into 2018:

1. Sydney

2. Port Adelaide

3. Adelaide

4. GWS

5. Melbourne

6. Geelong

7. Western Bulldogs

8. Richmond

9. Hawthorn

10. Collingwood

11. Essendon

12. West Coast

13. North Melbourne

14. St Kilda

15. Gold Coast

16. Brisbane

17. Fremantle

18. Carlton