Round Seven Sees An All-Time First In VFL/AFL History


Round Seven Sees An All-Time First In VFL/AFL History

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It was certainly the round of the underdog, but this puts it all into perspective.

Round seven, 2017 is the first time in VFL/AFL history nine games have been won by the lower-ranked team on the ladder.

While it hasn't been nine games per round for all that long, it's never happened to eight teams, either.

In fact the last time every lower-ranked team won in a round was back in 1975 - and that was a 12-team competition.


From North Melbourne (15th) and their thumping of Adelaide (1st) to Sydney (18th) finally getting on the board against Brisbane (16th) - it's an incredible stat when you think about it.

The results

St Kilda (9th) defeated GWS (2nd)

North Melbourne (15th) defeated Adelaide (1st)

Carlton (14th) defeated Collingwood (12th)

West Coast (6th) defeated Port Adelaide (5th)

Gold Coast (13th) defeated Geelong (3rd)

Western Bulldogs (7th) defeated Richmond (4th)

Sydney (18th) defeated Brisbane (16th)

Hawthorn (17th) defeated Melbourne (8th)

Fremantle (11th) defeated Essendon (10th)