AFL statisticians Champion Data have released their elite player rankings for the 2022 season, with a number of the league's top echelon of players failing to make the cut.
Each year the ratings bring with them contentious calls, for both those selected and those that are overlooked among the AFL's best bracket of stars.
Champion Data configure the ratings relevant to their direct position (general forwards and defenders, key forwards and defenders, midfielders, mid-forwards, rucks and wings), while players are required to have played at least 10 matches last season.
The ratings are also understood to measure ball-winning ability and disposal usage, with those that gain more contested touches and use it more accurately gaining a higher rating.
All 18 clubs registered at least one player, with Suns, Giants, Kangaroos, Tigers and Saints having just the sole selections.
2021 Brownlow medalist Ollie Wines failed to make the elite ratings, headlining a long list of AFL stars that were not selected.
Among those to miss an elite rating: Carlton pair Sam Walsh and Harry McKay, St Kilda midfielder Jack Steele, Demons ruckman Max Gawn, Bombers ball magnet Zach Merrett and Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield.
Touk Miller (midfielder)
Toby Greene (general forward)
Aaron Hall (general defender)
Dustin Martin (mid-forward)
Jack Sinclair (general defender)
Bailey Dale (general defender), Caleb Daniel (general defender), Marcus Bontempelli (midfielder), Tom Liberatore (midfielder), Jack Macrae (midfielder), Adam Treloar (mid-forward), Bailey Smith (wing)
List via The Herald Sun