Interesting question to ponder.
16 teams, 8 teams make the "finals".
Every team's target is the top 8 = 50%
Really only half that realistically think top 4 = 25%
History says a top 4 finish gives you the best shot a GF - this year the final 4 finished 1, 3, 4, 7 with two of those, 1 & 7 being last years Grand Finalists.
So really, it all starts wth making the finals as the base.
Broncos should be mightily pissed off even though their improvement this year, they delivered plenty of hope and were certain finalists this year until...
The Storm probably look back on their season as being unsuccessful in finishing 5th but there's more than a few pundits that think they overachieved this year.
Did the Sharks overachieve?
Is anything less than 2nd next year a failure?
The comp is so tight now that the difference from week to week can be vast.
We've seen with most of the top teams that losing or getting back just one key player can make a huge difference to the performance of their respective teams.
The answer is a pineapple.