10 rounds now into the 2023 season and just as the ladder begins separating itself, so does the elite talent of the competition. 13 of the previous 22 have maintained their quality form through five more rounds of footy, while some typical stars have flourished into the middle section of the season.
A plethora of players can count themselves stiff to be missing out given their stats or performance relative to team success. The likes of Oscar Allen, Noah Anderson and Luke Ryan have put together best & fairest worthy seasons thus far but unfortunately miss out on a spot.
The three bottom sides, West Coast, North Melbourne and Hawthorn, go unrepresented in this team, while Richmond and Essendon each hold players on the fringe of selection. Seven clubs feature multiple players, with two premiership fancies managing three each in our rolling All-Australian side after Round 10.
Over the past five weeks we have seen two star key defenders insert themselves into this side with some sensational displays of leadership and overhead prowess. Harris Andrews seems to argue his case as the premier fullback of the competition every season while Darcy Moore could be on track to snatch the All-Australian captain honour if he maintains his performance in this Collingwood side.
Callum Wilkie is not the lock that he was after Round 5 but still holds his spot with a super body of work over 10 weeks. Perhaps surprisingly, Charlie Ballard has staked his claim into the side as the league's top intercept and contested marking player.
At ground level, Nick Daicos cannot be denied as he continues a Brownlow-contending season, while Jack Sinclair is lifted from the bench into the half-back slot after an underrated run of form out of St Kilda's defence.
Jordan Dawson's production has stagnated since featuring in the first edition but his spot on the list is sustained in a bench role where he likely roams through the rearguard and the middle.