South Australia Rises to Dominance in AFL Ranks

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There is a civil war about to break out in Adelaide next week when the Crows and the Port sides meet up in a battle of the unbeaten.

Not only are the Crows and Power unbeaten after two rounds of footy, but they will also be playing for the top rung of the ladder.

Percentages are not all that telling so early on, but all the same, the Power will go into the game at 184.4 and the Crows at 144.4.

All the Crows have done is beat two top-four teams from the 2016 season in GWS and Hawthorn. The Power may have had the easier draw for the first two rounds, but only slightly so. They beat the Sydney Swans in an early-season upset, but absolutely dismantled the Fremantle Dockers.

The Power has all the earmarks of an underachiever actually achieving thus far in the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership. Their on-ball brigade has been impressive in every category and the robotic leg of Robbie Gray, who equaled his six-goal haul from 2011 in the recent game against the Dockers, shows no signs of fatigue.

No one is truly surprised by the Crows, who continue the scoring assault that saw them on top on the AFL last season in point totals, yet 38 majors across two games might cause mandibles round the league to scrape the ground.