GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Patrick Dangerfield of the Cats runs with the ball during the round 23 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Melbourne Demons at Simonds Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Champion Data has ranked the top 10 midfielders in the competition and there are no prizes for guessing who comes out on top.

Geelong star and Brownlow Medalist Patrick Dangerfield has been ranked as the league’s best midfielder, after a career best season. He played 24 games, averaged 31.8 disposals, 16.2 contested possessions, 4.5 tackles, 8.1 inside 50s and one goal per game.

Nat Fyfe is in second position, as he was last year, while Gary Ablett has dropped from first to fifth.

Sydney’s Josh Kennedy rounds out the top three.

Champion Data’s top 10 midfielders:

1. Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)

2. Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)

3. Josh Kennedy (Sydney)

4. Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)

5. Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)

6. Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)

7. Rory Sloane (Adelaide)

8. Gary Ablett (Gold Coast)

9. Joel Selwood (Geelong)

10. Luke Parker (Sydney)