The AAMI series has been run, and not necessarily won in 2021, with all teams playing a single game in preparation for the 2021 season.

As always, it will be the negatives that get the most exposure – the injuries to Cam Rayner, James Frawley and Will Kelly took centre stage and have the potential to derail the season for them – in Rayner’s case, it’s now a certainty.

However, there were also some huge positives to come out of the weekend. Individuals stepped up their game to give an indication that they are cherry ripe to hit the 2021 season with a head of steam.

Here at The Mongrel, each week we provide detailed player rankings for our Inner Circle Members. Breaking down the players by position, we provide the top ten defenders, mids and forwards, adding the top five rucks to the mix as well. These rankings feed into our fortnightly Mongrel 50 list, which will be available for all.

So, if you’re one of the die-hard footy supporters who likes to dive deep into the AFL season to assess how players are travelling on a week-to-week basis, and want to both get and give insight into how a ranking system such as this works, the Inner Circle membership is for you – what a terrible, shameless cheap plug, I know…

Anyway, we’ve watched the AAMI series intently over the weekend, compiling scores from the games and analysing the performances. Below are our top 25 players of the AAMI series, which may give a good indication as to who is well placed for a big 2021. Enjoy, and thanks for supporting The Mongrel.



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