It should be no surprise that the top sides on the ladder lead the BFNL for total quarters won this season.
However, there are plenty of revelations within the statistics.
The Courier has dived into the results of every quarter, identifying the premiership favourite who hasn't won a third quarter, the hot-starters and all the curiosities that lay inbetween.
Ballarat, who sits seventh on the ladder with two wins and four losses, has won more quarters (12) than all but Melton, North Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh - the top three sides on the ladder.
Though, the Swans' shortcomings are clear.
Joe Carmody's men have won just one opening quarter so far this season.
The only club with a worse opening-term record is the winless Darley.
Ballarat is guilty of findings its feet too late, evident in the fact it has not lost a fourth quarter this season.
A drawn fourth term in round three against Redan is the only thing costing the Swans a perfect 6-0 record.
Still, the Swans are the only side in the league who can claim to be unbeaten in final terms.
As expected, the season's early premiership favourite, Melton, has won the most quarters (19).
It's worth noting that all not clubs have had a bye yet, affecting the number of quarters they've actually played.
But, if you look at total quarters won as a percentage, Melton (79 per cent) is well and truly clear at the top.
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Bacchus Marsh sits second in terms of percentage (12 quarters won, 60 per cent), ahead of Sebastopol and Lake Wendouree (both 11 wins, 55 per cent).
The reasoning behind Melton's dominance is clear.
The Bloods start hot and are the only side to have won every opening quarter this season.
North Ballarat has won the second-most amount of quarters (13) but slips to fourth when factored as a percentage (54.1), given it's not yet had the bye.
The Roosters have emerged as a contender under new coach Brendan McCartney, but the flaws in their premiership charge are evident in a look at what quarters they've won.
Despite sitting second on the premiership ladder, North Ballarat is yet to win a third quarter this season.
The Roosters are the second-lowest-scoring side in the league in third quarters, only ahead of Darley.
McCartney's men are averaging just 12.1 points in third terms this season and were restricted to three behinds last time out against East Point.
For context, the Roosters, in spite of their blips, are averaging three goals a quarter this season.
There is plenty of room for improvement in the "premiership quarter."
DEVIL IN THE DETAIL
It's no real surprise that the bottom four sides - Sunbury, Redan, Melton South and Darley - are also the worst in the league for total quarters won.
Darley is the only winless side left in the competition, but it hasn't been all doom-and-gloom for the injury-ravaged Devils.
Darley's three quarter wins this season have all been in second terms and all in the past three rounds, hinting at a group on the rise.
The 3-2 record in second quarters also puts the Devils on par with Melton, Bacchus Marsh and Lake Wendouree.
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