FLAG favourite Kolora-Noorat has supplied almost a third of the 2013 Warrnambool and District league team of the year.
Seven Power footballers feature in the 22-player team as chosen by league officials and journalists from The Standard.
Panmure has four representatives and Merrivale has three, while eight other clubs have one. Only 10th-placed Timboon Demons is without a player included.
Five players remain from the 2012 team.
They are Ben Jansen (Russells Creek), Simon O’Keefe (Panmure), Sam Moloney (Kolora-Noorat), Todd McLean (Merrivale) and Jye Bidmade (Panmure).
Three of them — Moloney, McLean and Bidmade — featured in the 2011 team, meaning they have been among the best players in the competition three years running.
Brad McCosh (South Rovers) was in the 2011 squad, but missed selection in 2012 before impressing again in 2013.
Few can deny the 22 chosen are deserving of their spots after consistent and match-winning seasons.
Former Collingwood onballer Luke Rounds is an obvious selection, despite having played just 11 matches. He headlines the Kolora-Noorat contingent.
Rounds has been sublime since returning from VFL club Port Melbourne, starting across half-back before playing the second half of the season in the guts.
Utility Michael Sleeman, goalkickers Sam Moloney and Mark Clissold, ruckman Brodie Edge and onballers Joe Kenna and Sean Bourke also come from the Power.
Of the seven, Rounds, Sleeman and Bourke are recruits this season.
The fact they are among the best in an already strong side is the biggest reason the Power is favourite to claim its fourth flag in five years.
There are few surprises once league observers consider what’s unfolded in the past 18 rounds.
But a handful of inclusions were hardly thought of as being team-of-the-year worthy pre-season.
Deakin University, for so long the battler of the league, has surged up the ladder this season, largely thanks to the efforts of prolific ball winner Joe Higgins.
Scott Kelly has been resolute for Merrivale, whether playing against a key forward or as a rebounding backman.
Peter McDowall has long been thought highly of at Nirranda but took his game to another level this year and kicked 24 goals.
Then there are those labouring away without fanfare in sides which have endured frustrating campaigns.
Old Collegians would’ve conceded far more goals had it not been for tough full-back Scott Williams.
The same goes for East Warrnambool, which has Tim Chatfield to thank for doing the bullocking work in the midfield.
And here’s a quirky statistic for you — the 22 players have kicked a collective 522 goals this season. Only Williams has failed to slot a kick through the big sticks.