A Complete History of the AFL

I’ve used my Elo ratings system to rate each team before and after every AFL game, resulting in over 10 000 ratings in total1, and now you can explore the full history of AFL team ratings using the graph below. The graph covers the AFL era, which began in 1990.

The graph is interactive. You can choose your favourite team from the drop-down menu and drag to select a period of time you’re particularly interested in. If you hover your mouse over individual games, you can see the team’s rating after each game they played. All the other teams are shown in grey and you can hover over those lines to see more information as well. 2

Here’s a spreadsheet with each team’s rating before and after every AFL/VFL game in history, along with the individual game win probabilities and tipped margins: