Ah, I’m with you now.
It’s also the top end. Normally there is a few sides that go through only loosing 2-3 for the season. Richmond allready has 3 losses and then a stack of sides have lost 4. Not having those close to unbeatable sides means the middle sides have picked up an extra win or two.
So the top 12ish are more even than ever before relative to the top couple and the bottom 4 are weak. Log jam in the middle.