Port Adelaide held the top rung for the entire 2020 AFL Premiership competition.
That alone should be worth something. Something more than the four-point win they posted over Geelong Cats at the Adelaide Oval.
Credit to the AFL for managing to play 18 home-an-away rounds, almost the normal number.
There was something about 2020 that was not normal, however, and that is that the Victoria based teams, Geelong, Collingwood, Western Bulldogs and Richmond will not have the advantage they were automatically granted with games at MCG.
The 2020 AFL Grand Final will be in Brisbane at the Gabba.
The G has hosted every Grand Final ever played by the VFL/AFL, save for a period during WWII when the ground was conscripted for military purposes, and 1991, when the grounds were getting a redo.
We have expressed support for Grand Finals moving to the home stadium of the best remaining team in finals, but a pandemic was the furthest thought from our minds when we put forth reasons for moving the Grand Final.
We could suggest that MCG would make a good quarantine location, but there are not enough cases in the entire country to even put a dent into the capacity of MCG.
The Brisbane Lions might get the chance to feel what it is like to host a Grand Final. Gold Coast looked like a contender in the early stages, when they spent four of the first seven weeks inside the top eight, but the Suns reverted to old habits.
Brisbane finished with the identical win/loss record as did Port, but Port edged them for the minor premiership by a wide percentage margin, mainly by the Power having the best defense in the AFL.
Eighteen matches played and Port outscored Brisbane by one point, while top percentage belonged to Geelong by four tenths of a percent.
TAG: AFL Finals look to be tight, with the top four, Port, Brisbane Richmond and Geelong expected to supply the Grand Final winner.