LADDER | The AFL's First-Quarter Specialists

LADDER

LADDER | The AFL's First-Quarter Specialists

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Which teams like to burst out of the gates? And which ones are often caught napping?

When investigating the stats behind which teams have won the most first-quarters for 2017, the ladder is given a shake-up.

Essendon - 10th on the AFL ladder - see themselves placed first for first-quarters having won 12 of 15 this year.

The biggest sliders are Adelaide, who move from 1st on the ladder to a meek 15th when accounting for the first term performances.

Here is the breakdown:

2017 Ladder By First-Quarters Won

1. Essendon (10th on ladder) - 13W, 2L, 0D, 156.77%

2. Port Adelaide (4th) - 10W, 5L, 0D, 154.44%

3. West Coast (9th) - 9W, 5L, 1D, 121.58%

4. Gold Coast (14th) - 9W, 6L, 0D, 80.05%

5. Hawthorn (13th) - 8W, 6L, 1D, 119.53%

6. GWS (2nd) - 8W, 6L, 1D, 98.89%

7. Sydney (8th) - 8W, 6L, 1D, 96.33%

8. Melbourne (5th) - 8W, 7L, 0D, 78.61%

9. Richmond (6th) - 7W, 7L, 1D, 130.45%

10. Geelong (3rd) - 7W, 7L, 1D, 90.24%

11. St Kilda (7th) - 7W, 8L, 0D, 109.38%

12. North Melbourne (17th) - 6W, 8L, 1D, 120.90%

13. Collingwood (15th) - 6W, 8L, 1D, 79.36%

14. Carlton (16th) - 6W, 9L, 0D, 88.47%

15. Adelaide (1st) - 5W, 9L, 1D, 103.36%

16. Fremantle (12th) - 5W, 9L, 1D, 63.97%

17. Western Bulldogs (11th) - 5W, 10L, 0D, 78.29%

18. Brisbane Lions (18th) - 4W, 11L, 0D, 74.01%

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