It’s been a hot minute since the conclusion of the AFLW season, but I’m back with the post-season top 50.

The differences between my pre-season 50, which was published on the eve of the season and the post-season one below are stark.

I had three of my top 10 in the pre-season go down with season-ending injuries in the first round, and from there, we just knew that we were going to get a good rearrangement in this rendition of the 50.

One thing that probably hasn’t changed has been the domination of Crows’ players in the top-end of the 50. Without trying to give away too much here about who is number one, four Adelaide players made it inside the top 10, such was their impact on the season. Five Crows are inside the top 15 and seven all-up made the list.

Brisbane also had seven players that made the list on the back of a strong year that saw them a kick away from making back-to-back Grand Finals.

However, neither team have the most entrants. That honour goes to Melbourne, with eight players making the list. I won’t be entirely cruel to you readers here, so I’ll name the top Demon here before you go and peruse the list for you to come back and be critical of me.

Top Demon went to Lauren Pearce, who made the top five this year on the back of her exceptional extraction work out of ruck contests, but Tayla Harris’ first year as a Demon saw her very close to taking that mantle as the best Melbourne player out of this list.

Every team features in this instalment of the top 50, maybe the last time for a while we have that as we get 18 clubs entering the competition in August (supposedly, but nothing has yet to be confirmed – hurry up!).

So without further ado, let’s bring in season 2022’s top 50 players!

 

  1. Shelley Heath (Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First Time In 50)
    Stats That Matter:11 games in 2022, 9.1 disposals per game, five contested possessions per game, 0.9 marks per game, 4.5 tackles per game, 4.7 intercept possessions per game, one score involvement per game, one rebound 50 per game.49. Charlie Rowbottom (Gold Coast)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First Time In 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 15.7 disposals per game, 180.4 metres gained per game, 11 contested possessions per game, 3.5 clearances per game, 1.8 marks per game, 0.5 contested marks per game, 6.3 tackles per game, 4.3 intercept possessions per game, 1.8 score involvements per game, 2.4 inside 50s per game, one goal

    48. Emma Swanson (West Coast)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (3rd time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 9 games in 2022, 22.2 disposals per game, 346.1 metres gained per game, 11.1 contested possessions per game, 5.1 clearances per game, 4.1 marks per game, 4.7 tackles per game, 3.2 intercept possessions per game, two score involvements per game, 3.2 inside 50s per game, two rebound 50s per game, three goals, three behinds

    47. Bianca Jakobsson (St Kilda)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (3rd time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 15.9 disposals per game, 227.1 metres gained per game, 2.7 marks per game, 2.7 tackles per game, six intercept possessions per game, 4.8 rebound 50s per game.

    46. Bonnie Toogood (Western Bulldogs)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 10.7 disposals per game, 6.2 contested possessions per game, 3.5 marks per game, 0.8 contested marks per game, 1.6 tackles per game, 3.7 score involvements per game, 1.9 inside 50s per game, 10 goals, 12 behinds

    45. Rebecca Miller (Richmond)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 12.2 disposals per game, 270.8 metres gained per game, 4.6 contested possessions per game, two marks per game, 0.5 contested marks per game, 1.6 tackles per game, 5.5 intercept possessions per game, 4.7 rebound 50s per game

    44. Alison Drennan (Gold Coast)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 18.4 disposals per game, 227.1 metres gained per game, 9.6 contested possessions per game, 3.1 clearances per game, 2.1 marks per game, 5.5 tackles per game, two intercept possessions per game, 2.7 score involvements per game, 2.6 inside 50s per game, 1.4 rebound 50s per game, one goal, one behind

    43. Mimi Hill (Carlton)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 6 games in 2022, 21.5 disposals per game, 282 metres gained per game, nine contested possessions per game, three clearances per game, 2.7 marks per game, 2.3 tackles per game, 4.3 intercept possessions per game, two score involvements per game, 2.5 inside 50s per game, 1.7 rebound 50s per game

    42. Chelsea Biddell (Adelaide)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 9.6 disposals per game, 203.6 metres gained per game, 4.3 contested possessions per game, 1.8 marks per game, 0.7 contested marks per game, 5.4 intercept possessions per game, 3.3 rebound 50s per game

    41. Tara Bohanna (Gold Coast)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 8.2 disposals per game, 174.4 metres gained per game, 4.1 contested possessions per game, 2.8 marks per game, 0.6 contested marks per game, three tackles per game, 3.2 score involvements per game, two inside 50s per game, 13 goals, seven behinds

    40. Tilly Lucas-Rodd (St Kilda)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 20.1 disposals per game, 284.5 metres gained per game, 11.2 contested possessions per game, 4.2 clearances per game, 1.9 marks per game, seven tackles per game, 3.7 intercept possessions per game, 2.3 inside 50s per game, one goal, two behinds

    39. Cathy Svarc (Brisbane)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 25
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 10.1 disposals per game, 192.5 metres gained per game, 6.8 contested possessions per game, 2.7 clearances per game, 9.1 tackles per game, 2.3 intercept possessions per game, 2.2 score involvements per game, 2.8 inside 50s per game, two goals, six behinds

    38. Kate Hore (Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (3rd time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 11.3 disposals per game, 159.4 metres gained per game, 5.8 contested possessions per game, 2.7 marks per game, 3.1 tackles per game, 3.9 score involvements per game, 1.5 inside 50s per game, 12 goals, 11 behinds

    37. Lily Mithen (Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (2nd time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 11 games in 2022, 18.3 disposals per game, 258.9 metres gained per game, 6.7 contested possessions per game, two clearances per game, 3.7 marks per game, 5.1 tackles per game, 3.8 intercept possessions per game, 3.4 score involvements per game, 2.5 inside 50s per game, 1.5 rebound 50s per game

    36. Maddy Prespakis (Carlton)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 11
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 20.5 disposals per game, 200 metres gained per game, 9.8 contested possessions per game, 3.6 clearances per game, 2.4 marks per game, 3.5 tackles per game, 3.1 intercept possessions per game, 2.3 score involvements per game, 2.1 inside 50s per game, one goal, two behinds

    35. Sophie Conway (Brisbane)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 41
    Stats That Matter: 11 games in 2022, 13 disposals per game, 264.4 metres gained per game, 5.5 contested possessions per game, 1.3 clearances per game, 1.8 marks per game, 3.7 tackles per game, 3.6 intercept possessions per game, 2.5 score involvements per game, 3.4 inside 50s per game, 1.2 rebound 50s per game, 10 goals, two behinds

    34. Emma Kearney (North Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 24
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 19.1 disposals per game, 323.2 metres gained per game, 6.6 contested possessions per game, four marks per game, 7.2 intercept possessions per game, 1.4 score involvements per game, 3.8 inside 50s per game, three rebound 50s per game, one goal

    33. Tahlia Hickie (Brisbane)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 8.4 disposals per game, 5.4 contested possessions per game, 2.3 clearances per game, 1.3 marks per game, three tackles per game, 2.9 intercept possessions per game, 2.3 score involvements per game, 22 hitouts per game, 1.8 inside 50s per game, 1.1 rebound 50s per game

    32. Maddy McMahon (Geelong)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (2nd time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 11 disposals per game, 144.3 metres gained per game, 4.7 contested possessions per game, 3.8 marks per game, 1.3 tackles per game, 7.4 intercept possessions per game, 1.9 rebound 50s per game

    31. Eloise Jones (Adelaide)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (2nd time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 14.5 disposals per game, 259.4 metres gained per game, 5.6 contested possessions per game, 3.4 marks per game, 0.4 contested marks per game, 2.4 tackles per game, 4.1 intercept possessions per game, 2.9 score involvements per game, 2.6 inside 50s per game, 0.9 rebound 50s per game, two goals, three behinds

    30. Amy McDonald (Geelong)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 21 disposals per game, 194 metres gained per game, 13.4 contested possessions per game, 8.1 tackles per game, 2.4 intercept possessions per game, 1.6 score involvements per game, two inside 50s per game, 1.1 rebound 50s per game

    29. Alyce Parker (GWS)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 12
    Stats That Matter: 9 games in 2022, 18.7 disposals per game, 283.2 metres gained per game, 11.8 contested possessions per game, 1.9 marks per game, 4.9 tackles per game, 2.8 intercept possessions per game, 2.3 score involvements per game, 2.6 inside 50s per game, 1.7 rebound 50s per game

    28. Katie Brennan (Richmond)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 26
    Stats That Matter: 9 games in 2022, 10.8 disposals per game, 216.1 metres gained per game, six contested possessions per game, 3.3 marks per game, 1.1 contested marks per game, 2.2 tackles per game, four score involvements per game, 2.3 inside 50s per game, 14 goals, 10 behinds

    27. Karen Paxman (Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 10
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 19.2 disposals per game, 312.9 metres gained per game, 6.1 contested possessions per game, 2.3 clearances per game, 2.7 marks per game, 3.4 tackles per game, 2.3 intercept possessions per game, 2.7 score involvements per game, 3.5 inside 50s per game, 1.3 rebound 50s per game, four goals, three behinds

    26. Cora Staunton (GWS)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 7.5 disposals per game, 4.1 contested possessions per game, 1.9 marks per game, 1.7 tackles per game, 3.1 score involvements per game, 1.4 inside 50s per game, 18 goals, nine behinds

    25. Ellie Blackburn (Western Bulldogs)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 7
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 20.1 disposals per game, 362 metres gained per game, 7.2 contested possessions per game, 3.1 clearances per game, 2.3 marks per game, 4.3 tackles per game, 3.4 score involvements per game, 3.2 inside 50s per game, 1.4 rebound 50s per game, six goals, eight behinds

    24. Ebony Antonio (Fremantle)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (5th time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 11 games in 2022, 13.5 disposals per game, 270.5 metres gained per game, 5.7 contested possessions per game, 1.5 clearances per game, three marks per game, 0.5 contested marks per game, four tackles per game, 3.2 intercept possessions per game, three score involvements per game, 2.8 inside 50s per game, 10 goals, four behinds

    23. Kirsty Lamb (Western Bulldogs)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (4th time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022. 18.7 disposals per game, 300.8 metres gained per game, 8.9 contested possessions per game, 3.9 clearances per game, 2.7 marks per game, 3.4 tackles per game, 2.4 intercept possessions per game, 3.5 score involvements per game, 3.9 inside 50s per game, 2.1 rebound 50s per game, six goals, three behinds

    22. Kerryn Harrington (Carlton)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 36
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 14.3 disposals per game, 216 metres gained per game, 3.5 marks per game, 2.4 tackles per game, 4.1 intercept possessions per game, 3.1 rebound 50s per game.

    21. Monique Conti (Richmond)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 15
    Stats That Matter: 10 games in 2022, 23.9 disposals per game, 337.1 metres gained per game, 15.2 contested possessions per game, 5.3 clearances per game, 1.6 marks per game, 5.9 tackles per game, 4.3 intercept possessions per game, 2.2 score involvements per game, 3.2 inside 50s per game, 1.7 rebound 50s per game, two goals, three behinds

    20. Jaimee Lambert (Collingwood)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 33
    Stats That Matter: 11 games in 2022, 20.3 disposals per game, 287.4 metres gained per game, 9.9 contested possessions per game, 4.3 clearances per game, 2.9 marks per game, six tackles per game, three score involvements per game, 2.8 inside 50s per game, 1.5 rebound 50s per game, four goals, three behinds

    19. Nat Grider (Brisbane)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 13.8 disposals per game, 6.8 contested possessions per game, three marks per game, 0.5 contested marks per game, 2.5 tackles per game, 7.3 intercept possessions per game, 1.8 score involvements per game, 1.5 inside 50s per game, 1.2 rebound 50s per game.

    18. Orla O’Dwyer (Brisbane)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 11 games in 2022, 14.4 disposals per game, 325.3 metres gained per game, 6.5 contested possessions per game, 4.2 tackles per game, 3.3 intercept possessions per game, 3.5 score involvements per game, 3.9 inside 50s per game, six goals, four behinds

    17. Kiara Bowers (Fremantle)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 3
    Stats That Matter: 8 games in 2022, 22 disposals per game, 346.8 metres gained per game, 13 contested possessions per game, 6.8 clearances per game, 2.6 marks per game, 11.5 tackles per game, 2.8 intercept possessions per game, 3.5 score involvements per game, four inside 50s per game, 2.1 rebound 50s per game, one goal, one behind

    16. Daisy Pearce (Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (4th time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 10.8 disposals per game, 154.9 metres gained per game, five contested possessions per game, 2.3 marks per game, 0.5 contested marks per game, 1.8 tackles per game, 2.3 intercept possessions per game, 3.8 score involvements per game, 1.3 inside 50s per game, 1.3 rebound 50s per game, 13 goals, seven behinds

    15. Erin Phillips (Adelaide)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 4
    Stats That Matter: 11 games in 2022, 17.2 disposals per game, 242.4 metres gained per game, eight contested possessions per game, 2.6 clearances per game, 4.4 marks per game, 2.6 tackles per game, 5.5 score involvements per game, three inside 50s per game, eight goals, nine behinds

    14. Greta Bodey (Brisbane)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 11.5 disposals per game, 200.8 metres gained per game, 5.1 contested possessions per game, 2.6 marks per game, 3.3 tackles per game, 4.3 score involvements per game, 2.7 inside 50s per game, 13 goals, 11 behinds

    13. Libby Birch (Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (3rd time in 50)
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 12.1 disposals per game, 165.7 metres gained per game, 3.9 contested possessions per game, 3.1 marks per game, 0.4 contested marks per game, 1.9 tackles per game, 5.9 intercept possessions per game, 2.3 rebound 50s per game.

    12. Breann Moody (Carlton)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 16
    Stats That Matter: 9 games in 2022, 11.9 disposals per game, 261.6 metres gained per game, 6.3 contested possessions per game, 2.2 clearances per game, three marks per game, 0.6 contested marks per game, 2.4 tackles per game, 3.3 intercept possessions per game, 2.7 score involvements per game, 19.7 hitouts per game, 3.1 inside 50s per game, 1.6 rebound 50s per game, two goals, one behind

    11. Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 2
    Stats That Matter: 11 games in 2022, 20.9 disposals per game, 275.2 metres gained per game, 10.4 contested possessions per game, 3.7 clearances per game, 4.1 marks per game, 0.6 contested marks per game, 3.8 tackles per game, 3.7 intercept possessions per game, 4.1 score involvements per game, 3.6 inside 50s per game, 1.2 rebound 50s per game, 11 goals, five behinds

    10. Ruby Schleicher (Collingwood)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 17
    Stats That Matter: 11 games in 2022, 18 disposals per game, 292.8 metres per game, 5.4 contested possessions per game, 4.9 marks per game, 3.2 tackles per game, 7.2 intercept possessions per game, 1.6 score involvements per game, 2.1 inside 50s per game, 3.7 rebound 50s per game, one goal

    9. Hayley Miller (Fremantle)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 38
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 18.7 disposals per game, 371 metres gained per game, 10.3 contested possessions per game, 3.6 clearances per game, 3.3 marks per game, 0.4 contested marks per game, 6.1 tackles per game, three intercept possessions per game, 3.8 score involvements per game, four inside 50s per game, 1.9 rebound 50s per game, 10 goals, nine behinds

    8. Tayla Harris (Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (4th time in the 50)
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 8.1 disposals per game, 5.3 contested possessions per game, 3.3 marks per game, two contested marks per game, 1.4 tackles per game, 3.8 score involvements per game, 1.5 inside 50s per game, 18 goals, 11 behinds

    7. Ashleigh Woodland (Adelaide)
    Pre-Season Ranking: N/A (First time in the 50)
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 8.5 disposals per game, 4.7 contested possessions per game, 1.8 marks per game, 0.7 contested marks per game, 3.1 tackles per game, 3.7 score involvements per game, 1.3 inside 50s per game, 21 goals, eight behinds

    6. Sarah Allan (Adelaide)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 13
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 11.2 disposals per game, 197 metres gained per game, 4.6 contested possessions per game, two marks per game, 0.5 contested marks per game, two tackles per game, 5.5 intercept possessions per game, one inside 50 per game, 2.8 rebound 50s per game.

    5. Lauren Pearce (Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 19
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 13.2 disposals per game, 141.7 metres gained per game, 10 contested possessions per game, 5.1 clearances per game, 1.8 marks per game, 0.6 contested marks per game, 3.8 intercept possessions per game, 2.7 score involvements per game, 13.5 hitouts per game, 1.2 inside 50s per game, 1.3 rebound 50s per game, two goals, one behind

    4. Ash Riddell (North Melbourne)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 23
    Stats That Matter: 11 games in 2022, 29.3 disposals per game, 362.4 metres gained per game, 12.4 contested possessions per game, 5.1 clearances per game, 3.7 marks per game, 3.9 tackles per game, 4.3 intercept possessions per game, 3.7 score involvements per game, 3.6 inside 50s per game, 1.2 rebound 50s per game

    3. Ebony Marinoff (Adelaide)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 9
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 24.3 disposals per game, 400 metres gained per game, 9.9 contested possessions per game, four clearances per game, four marks per game, 7.3 tackles per game, 3.9 intercept possessions per game, 3.3 score involvements per game, 4.6 inside 50s per game, one goal, one behind

    2. Anne Hatchard (Adelaide)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 18
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 24.3 disposals per game, 344.9 metres gained per game, 10.8 contested possessions per game, 2.7 clearances per game, 6.8 marks per game, one contested mark per game, 4.1 tackles per game, 4.6 intercept possessions per game, 4.3 score involvements per game, 4.2 inside 50s per game, two goals, five behinds

    1. Emily Bates (Brisbane)
    Pre-Season Ranking: 37
    Stats That Matter: 12 games in 2022, 21.3 disposals per game, 11.2 contested possessions per game, 5.6 clearances per game, 7.1 tackles per game, 3.3 score involvements per game, 4.1 inside 50s per game, three goals, two behinds.

 

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