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
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