MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Tom McCartin of the Swans is tackled by Ben McEvoy of the Hawks during the 2018 AFL round eight match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 11, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

1. Richmond

Vs. Western Bulldogs (MCG) Saturday, 2:10pm

Whatever happens this weekend, the Tigers have secured top spot. They increase their minor premiership tally to nine as it has been a long 36 years since they last won it. They have made it to the final day in September in all nine seasons and have won five flags.

Highest Finish: 1st

Lowest Finish: 1st

2. West Coast                                                                                                     

Vs. Brisbane (Gabba) Sunday, 1:10pm

All West Coast need to do is win this weekend in order to secure a home final in the first week. The Eagles play better at home and with key players coming back into the squad in the coming weeks, there wouldn’t be a better place for them then to play at Optus Stadium. If the Eagles lose this week, then they can drop to as low as fourth if both the Pies and Hawks win.

Highest Finish: 2nd

Lowest Finish: 4th

3. Collingwood                                                                                                   

Vs. Fremantle (Optus Stadium) Saturday, 4:35pm

The Pies will play finals for the first time in five years as Nathan Buckley’s men have looked exciting to watch this year. They must win or else they rely on other results to go their way in order to finish in the top four. If the Eagles lose, it gives Collingwood a chance to jump into second but if they lose, they may be playing a home elimination final instead.

Highest Finish: 2nd

Lowest Finish: 6th

4. Hawthorn                                                                                                             

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Vs. Sydney (SCG) Saturday, 7:25pm

The game of the round will be happening this Saturday night as both teams battle it out to make the top four. The Hawks need to win in order to stay in the top four otherwise their opponent will jump them. The Hawks haven’t lost to the Swans in its past four meetings at the SCG. They can finish as high as second if both the Eagles and Pies lose this weekend.

Highest Finish: 2nd

Lowest Finish: 6th

5. Sydney                                                                                                               

Vs. Hawthorn (SCG) Saturday, 7:25

If the Swans beat the Hawks, they’ll finish fourth and face premiership favorites Richmond in the first week unless the Pies lose to the Dockers on Saturday. Worst case scenario is a home elimination final.

Highest Finish: 3rd

Lowest Finish: 6th

6. GWS                                                                                                             

Vs. Melbourne (MCG) Sunday, 3:20pm

There is a slim chance for GWS to make the top four. Collingwood need to lose to Freo but most likely will play a home elimination final. Worst case scenario is that they play the elimination final on the road in the first week.

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Highest Finish: 4th

Lowest Finish:7th

7. Melbourne                                                                                                       

Vs. GWS (MCG) Sunday, 3:20pm

The Demons also have a slim getting a double chance if they beat GWS, and both Collingwood and Sydney lose their games. The Demons have secured a finals place with their big percentage so if they lose, there shouldn’t be too many issues.

Highest Finish: 4th

Lowest Finish: 8th

8. Geelong                                                                                                         

Vs. Gold Coast (GHMBA) Saturday, 1:45pm

It is their’s to lose. If the Cats don’t win on Saturday, they will have opened the door for Port Adelaide to jump back in the eight. They are playing an away elimination final if they do make finals but it all isn’t guaranteed.

Highest Finish: 7th

Lowest Finish: 9th

9. Port Adelaide                                                                                                   

Vs.  Essendon (Adelaide Oval) Friday, 7:50pm

All they need to do is beat the Bombers and then pray that there is a major upset in the Geelong-Gold Coast game. After losing three games on the trot, it looks like the Power haven’t done quite enough this year and questions have to be answered.

Highest Finish: 8th

Lowest Finish: 12th