A somewhat quieter weekend for Clayton Oliver on his return from injury has seen the Demons star slide on our MVP leaderboard from second to fourth.

Moving into his place is Suns star Touk Miller, who polled a perfect 20 votes and took home the Marcus Ashcroft Medal in Saturday night's loss to the Lions.

Carlton skipper Patrick Cripps moved onto the podium with a 16-vote effort against the Giants, with Brisbane's Lachie Neale rounding out the top five after polling 7 votes himself.

Each round this season, the Zero Hanger team - consisting of editor Mitch Keating, general manager Nick Splitter, deputy editor Ed Carmine and writer Dani Sorati - will vote on every game to establish our AFL MVP for 2022.

Richmond Tigers vs Fremantle Dockers

Hayden Young was the standout star in Friday night's drawn affair, negating Richmond's attack while sling-shotting the Dockers into the offensive half of the field. The young backman and fellow defender Luke Ryan were among the leading vote-getters, while leader Andrew Brayshaw was able to extend his run at the top with another seven votes of his own. Tiger Dion Prestia was seen as Richmond's best, while Shai Bolton holds his place among the top 15.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Dani Sorati Nick Splitter
5 Hayden Young Hayden Young Hayden Young Hayden Young
4 Dion Prestia Luke Ryan Dion Prestia Dion Prestia
3 Luke Ryan Dion Prestia Andrew Brayshaw Luke Ryan
2 Shai Bolton Andrew Brayshaw Luke Ryan Andrew Brayshaw
1 Will Brodie Nick Vlastuin Shai Bolton Shai Bolton

North Melbourne vs Hawthorn Hawks

Hawk Jai Newcombe almost earned unanimous BOG votes for his dominant display in Hobart, with teammate and key forward Jack Gunston also polling well in the win. Roo Luke Davies-Uniacke has now polled in the last four matches, moving into the top 25 in the competition.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Dani Sorati Nick Splitter
5 Jai Newcombe Jai Newcombe Jai Newcombe Jack Gunston
4 Jack Gunston Luke Davies-Uniacke Jack Gunston Jai Newcombe
3 Luke Davies-Uniacke Jack Gunston Tom Mitchell Jaeger O'Meara
2 Tom Mitchell Tom Mitchell Luke Davies-Uniacke Luke Davies-Uniacke
1 Jack Ziebell Jaeger O'Meara Finn Maginness Dylan Moore

Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows

Crows duo Rory Laird and Sam Berry shared the spoils of the five votes with Swan Chad Warner, with the Adelaide pair shining albeit in a loss. Ton Papley, Isaac Heeney and Luke Parker all featured highly alongside Warner for the Swans, while Nick Blakey, Callum Mills and Dylan Stephens also amassed votes.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Dani Sorati Nick Splitter
5 Rory Laird Sam Berry Rory Laird Chad Warner
4 Tom Papley Luke Parker Sam Berry Rory Laird
3 Sam Berry Rory Laird Nick Blakey Sam Berry
2 Callum Mills Isaac Heeney Luke Parker Isaac Heeney
1 Nick Blakey Chad Warner Isaac Heeney Dylan Stephens

Port Adelaide vs Geelong Cats

Hard-nosed Cat Tom Atkins polled 18 of a possible 20 votes against the Power after a strong finish against the Power, with star forward Tom Hawkins earning the other five-vote nod. Charlie Dixon featured among the votes from across all four writers, as did Sam Powell-Pepper.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Dani Sorati Nick Splitter
5 Tom Atkins Tom Hawkins Tom Atkins Tom Atkins
4 Tom Hawkins Charlie Dixon Tom Hawkins Tom Hawkins
3 Aliir Aliir Tom Atkins Charlie Dixon Charlie Dixon
2 Charlie Dixon Sam Powell-Pepper Sam Powell-Pepper Sam Powell-Pepper
1 Sam Powell-Pepper Zach Tuohy Karl Amon Zach Tuohy

Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast

Touk Miller added another 20 votes to his season tally to now sit second overall, with Lachie Neale and Hugh McCluggage also among the best players in the QClash. Charlie Cameron was at his electrifying best, while Noah Anderson and Jarrod Witts were also impressive for the Suns.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Dani Sorati Nick Splitter
5 Touk Miller Touk Miller Touk Miller Touk Miller
4 Lachie Neale Jarrod Witts Hugh McCluggage Hugh McCluggage
3 Hugh McCluggage Charlie Cameron Charlie Cameron Lachie Neale
2 Charlie Cameron Zac Bailey Callum Ah Chee Noah Anderson
1 Noah Anderson Noah Anderson Brandon Starcevich Charlie Cameron

Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons

For the second straight week, Bulldogs skipper Marcus Bontempelli has landed a perfect game and finds himself in scintillating form in the run to finals. Young forward jamarra Ugle-Hagan polled 16 votes for his 5-goal effort, while Tim English's game was also recognised, polling 10 votes. Demon Angus Brayshaw was among Melbourne's best.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Dani Sorati Nick Splitter
5 Marcus Bontempelli Marcus Bontempelli Marcus Bontempelli Marcus Bontempelli
4 Jamarra Ugle-Hagan Jamarra Ugle-Hagan Jamarra Ugle-Hagan Jamarra Ugle-Hagan
3 Tim English Tim English Angus Brayshaw Angus Brayshaw
2 Angus Brayshaw Angus Brayshaw Tim English Tim English
1 Adam Treloar Ed Richards Bayley Fritsch Bayley Fritsch

Carlton Blues vs GWS Giants

Carlton pair Adam Saad and Patrick Cripps couldn't be split for best-afield, both earning two five-vote games each. Cripps did tally a total of 16 votes to poll the most of the Blues, while Charlie Curnow and Sam Walsh also featured among the best.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Dani Sorati Nick Splitter
5 Adam Saad Patrick Cripps Patrick Cripps Adam Saad
4 Sam Walsh Charlie Curnow Charlie Curnow Charlie Curnow
3 Patrick Cripps Sam Walsh Adam Saad Patrick Cripps
2 Harrison Himmelberg Tim Taranto Sam Walsh Tim Taranto
1 Charlie Curnow Braydon Preuss Tim Taranto Harrison Himmelberg

Collingwood Magpies vs Essendon Bombers

Despite the heartbreaking loss, Essendon's Zach Merrett was seen as the unanimous MVP in Sunday's match against the Magpies, who snatched victory after the final siren. Fellow Bombers Dyson Heppell and Dylan Shiel were also among the game's best, with no clear standouts emerging for the Magpies. Taylor Adams collected 13 votes, while Josh Daicos and Hamie Elliott also polled.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Dani Sorati Nick Splitter
5 Zach Merrett Zach Merrett Zach Merrett Zach Merrett
4 Taylor Adams Dylan Shiel Dylan Shiel Dyson Heppell
3 Dylan Shiel Taylor Adams Taylor Adams Taylor Adams
2 Josh Daicos Sam Draper Jamie Elliott Dylan Shiel
1 Sam Draper Jamie Elliott Sam Draper Josh Daicos

West Coast Eagles vs St Kilda Saints

Jack Steele was at his almighty best in leading the Saints to victory, closely accompanied by fellow onballer Brad Crouch. Marcus Windhager was superb in shutting down Eagle Tinm Kelly, while Tim Membrey and Dan Butler were also promising. West Coast defender Tom Barrass was again rock-solid in defence.

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Dani Sorati Nick Splitter
5 Jack Steele Jack Steele Jack Steele Jack Steele
4 Thomas Barrass Thomas Barrass Thomas Barrass Brad Crouch
3 Brad Crouch Brad Crouch Brad Crouch Thomas Barrass
2 Dan Butler Dan Butler Dan Butler Tim Membrey
1 Marcus Windhager Marcus Windhager Marcus Windhager Marcus Windhager