PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Nic Naitanui of the Eagles and Ben McEvoy of the Hawks contest the ruck during the round 22 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Champion Data yesterday released the top 10 general forwards in the league via FoxSports.

Today, they have rated the top 10 ruckmen in the competition.

Injured West Coast star Nic Naitanui has come out on top, followed by Todd Goldstein and Max Gawn.

Somewhat of a surprise is Ivan Maric, is ranked ninth, despite only playing three games in 2016.

Patrick Ryder also retains his spot in the top 10 despite serving a 12-month ban.

Hawthorn’s Ben McEvoy and Brisbane’s Stefan Martin have both dropped out of the top 10.

1. Nic Naitanui (West Coast)

2. Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne)

3. Max Gawn (Melbourne)

4. Aaron Sandilands (Fremantle)

5. Shane Mumford (GWS Giants)

6. Sam Jacobs (Adelaide)

7. Kurt Tippett (Sydney)

8. Patrick Ryder (Port Adelaide)

9. Ivan Maric (Richmond)

10. Tom Nicholls (Gold Coast)