About TPO Rankings
Football has the ability to overcome all obstacles, be they geographic, ethnic, religious, economic or cultural. It connects us all, and we’re here to celebrate and share our love of the beautiful game.
But football, at its roots, is also about competition. It’s about rivalries, it’s about passion, it’s about bragging rights and it’s about defeating all before you and proving that you’re the best. At The Pecking Order (TPO), we’re a little obsessed with the competitive side of football and in particular, the ranking of everything from the serious and undisputable, to the ridiculous and often meaningless.
It’s the football on the field that drives everything, but by itself is only a small part of a much larger picture that includes players, coaches, fans, administrators, volunteers, media and many more. When looking from all of these points of view, football is also obviously a game of opinions. And when you throw opinions, passion, rivalries and competition into the mix, it’s easy to see why the topic of rankings is such a compelling discussion. And often also a fiery one.
We are here to bring you the stories of the struggle for supremacy in Australian football that you might not otherwise hear. Our mission is to dig into the competitive nature of football, not only in an attempt to answer the big questions, but also for the discussion it creates.
We’ve collected data from over 100,000 games, 1,000 clubs and 40 years of Australian football, and we are only just getting started.
Nothing we do is perfect, nor is it meant to be. We do this because we love it.