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Big surprises among Champion Data's elite-ranked players for 2021


Champion Data has released their annual list of elite-graded players heading into the 2021 season.

As always, there are few surprises among the inclusions, with Collingwood key forward Mason Cox, young Eagle Oscar Allen and Port Adelaide’s Steven Motlop making the cut.

The ratings are relevant to each players’ position and also feature a five-game minimum for the 2020 season.

Five teams tied for the most ‘elite’ players with five in Brisbane, Collingwood, Hawthorn, West Coast and the Western Bulldogs.

Richmond, surprisingly, only has three.

See their rankings below:

Champion Data’s elite-ranked players for 2021

Adelaide: None

Brisbane: Daniel Rich, Harris Andrews, Lachie Neale, Jarryd Lyons, Hugh McCluggage

Carlton: Adam Saad, Zac Fisher, Sam Walsh

Collingwood: Jack Crisp, Jordan De Goey, Mason Cox, Steele Sidebottom, Brayden Maynard

Essendon: Jordan Ridley

Fremantle: Nathan Fyfe

Geelong: Mark Blicavs, Tom Hawkins, Patrick Dangerfield, Sam Menegola

Gold Coast: Sam Collins, Matt Rowell

GWS: Harry Perryman

Hawthorn: Luke Breust, Chad Wingard, James Sicily, Ben McEvoy, Jack Gunston

Melbourne: Christian Petracca, Clayton Oliver, Max Gawn

North Melbourne: Todd Goldstein

Port Adelaide: Robbie Gray, Steven Motlop, Zak Butters, Charlie Dixon

Richmond: Nick Vlastuin, Shane Edwards, Dustin Martin

St Kilda: Dan Butler, Jack Steele

Sydney: Jake Lloyd, Isaac Heeney, Dane Rampe

West Coast: Liam Ryan, Jeremy McGovern, Jack Darling, Oscar Allen, Nic Naitanui

Western Bulldogs: Caleb Daniel, Bailey Williams, Marcus Bontempelli, Josh Dunkley, Lachie Hunter

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