Reality Ladder. Round 1, 2010.

It has been a long time since we last saw the Reality Ladder however it has always been in the background as an interesting statistical look at the game within the game and just where your team really should be in relation to all the other teams in the comp.

Those of you who have been with us since 2005 will remember the Reality Ladder from its inception however a number of improvements and alterations have been made to reflect the competitive nature of the game.

We have tried to devise a system that measures skill efficiency, scoring effectiveness, as well as the contested nature of the game.

As our previous Reality Ladder indicated, due to the biased fixture, and the inefficiencies of some clubs in the key competitive units, the AFL Ladder does not give a true indication of how good or bad your team actually is.

We believe the Reality Ladder indicates just how good your team actually is when all other games are taken into account, and where they actually belong on the ladder.

Over the coming weeks, we will present our methodologies in more depth and explain exactly what we do measure as our KPI’s when calculating the Reality Ladder but for now, here are the first 3 rounds.

The Round 4 ladder shows a bit more information and will be expanded upon in the near future.




So,  I hear you ask, what do  the numbers mean.   We will upload the Round 4 Ladder and give a deeper explanation in the near future, but for now, you can see that Fremantle and to a lesser extent Carlton are performing better than their places on the real AFL Ladder would dictate, and Geelong and Collingwood are performing worse.

This may be due to the fact that at the beginning of the year, Carlton especially has played ‘weaker’ opponents and as a result, their KPI’s in the key contested criteria are higher.  As a few more rounds are played and the calculations designed to incorporate ALL the previous matches come into play, we would expect these anomalies to even out to a certain extent.

Reality Ladder

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