I agree that this post is, honestly, pathetic. We were 17th last year (ahead of Fark Carlton) and we’re 17th this year (ahead of Gold Coast). Haven’t checked anyone else, but we’re up marginally this year — 33.5 to 34.1.
EDIT: For this year, so far the top five teams are also the top five clearance getters. Outside of that bubble, the two numbers are entirely unrelated.