The top eight teams are locked and loaded in the Central Highlands Football League but where they will finish on the ladder remains to be seen.
Apart from Gordon and Hepburn in first and second position on the ladder, spots are up for grabs.
Round 17 presents the possibility of plenty of movement with finals around the corner.
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Buninyong (fifth) hosting Skipton (eighth) holds the potential to shift the top eight around.
A win to Skipton and it would jump ahead of Buninyong on percentage of games won at 66.67.
It would also draw the Emus equal with Rokewood-Corindhap and Dunnstown if either lost their respective games.
Owing to the large differential in traditional percentage, Skipton would not jump into the top four but it could lock up fifth spot if Waubra fall to Gordon.
Gordon can't slip from first spot, meaning the Eagles have secured the minor premiership.
Their opponent, Waubra (sixth), can climb higher, however.
A Roos' win would take them to 72.73 per cent of games won and if results fall their way, could help them into the top four by round's end.
At the very least, Waubra would remain in sixth spot with a win or a loss if Skipton lose also, with the potential to climb into the top four or fifth if Buninyong loses to Skipton.
Dunnstown (fourth) hosts Carngham-Linton, who remain without a win through 10 games.
The Towners enter the fixture heavy favourites and should secure their double-chance.
If they lose, they stand a chance of falling outside the top four.
If they win, they remain in the hunt to climb to third and avoid Gordon in a qualifying final.
This would only become a possibility if Rokewood-Corindhap (third) fell to Clunes at home.
The Grasshoppers, like Dunnstown, just need a victory to secure the double-chance in what will be the club's first senior football finals campaign since joining the league in 2011.
They can't climb any higher than third, even if Hepburn is beaten by Learmonth.
Springbank will enjoy a bye and will remain on edge to see where it will finish.
A Skipton loss keeps the Tigers in seventh, a win knocks them down to eighth.
Beaufort v Daylesford
at Beaufort, 2:35pm
Last time: Beaufort 10.14 (74) defeated Daylesford 1.3 (9), round 17 2019
A quick word: There will be no finals action for either of these sides but there is, however, a great chance to end the season on a high and take that good form into 2022.
Beaufort went a step in the right direction by defeating Clunes before lockdown, while Daylesford is out to make amends for a poor effort for three quarters against Gordon.
Buninyong v Skipton
at Buninyong, 2:35pm
Last time: Buninyong 7.13 (55) defeated Skipton 3.7 (25), round 17 2019
A quick word: A massive game in respects to where these two sides will finish on the ladder come the end of the round.
A win to Skipton and it could jump into fifth if results fall its way.
A win for Buninyong and it will move no lower than fifth, but could jump into the top four if Rokewood-Corindhap or Dunnstown lose.
Creswick v Ballan
at Creswick, 2:35pm
Last time: Ballan 6.6 (42) defeated Creswick 4.6 (30), round 17 2019
A quick word: Another dead-rubber in terms of neither team playing finals, however, it's an important clash for both sides to finish the year strong and go into 2022 confident.
Neither have enjoyed a win since the early stages of the season, so they should be hungry to claim four points.
Dunnstown v Carngham-Linton
at Dunnstown, 2:35pm
Last time: Dunnstown 7.8 (50) defeated Carngham-Linton 1.6 (12), round 17 2019
A quick word: The equation is simple for Dunnstown; win and the double chance is locked in.
A loss puts the Towners at risk of falling outside the top four by round's end.
They'll go in heavy favourites, but as has been said about Carngham-Linton for the second-half of the season, it is out to ruin teams seasons'. Dunnstown is its next target.
Gordon v Waubra
at Gordon, 2:35pm
Last time: Waubra 8.7 (55) defeated Gordon 6.10 (46), 2019 Preliminary Final
A quick word: One of the game's of the round.
Gordon has locked away the minor premiership but it will want to go into finals in good form against strong opposition.
Waubra remain a chance of making the top four if it wins and other results fall its way, no doubt in the back of the Roos' players minds on Saturday.
Hepburn v Learmonth
at Hepburn, 2:35pm
Last time: Hepburn 8.12 (60) defeated Learmonth 1.2 (8), round 17 2019
A quick word: Hepburn is locked in to second spot but like Gordon, want to enter the finals in good touch.
Learmonth present a tough opponent, competitive in every game this season without getting as many rewards as it would have liked.
Newlyn v Bungaree
at Newlyn, 2:35pm
Last time: Newlyn 5.7 (37) defeated Bungaree 3.5 (23), round 17 2019
A quick word: Two of the sides hurt the most by the recent lockdown, which took away their chance to fight to sneak into the top eight.
It looms as a great clash nonetheless.
For Bungaree, it hasn't played since July 10. The Demons should be champing at the bit to get on the field.
Rokewood-Corindhap v Clunes
at Rokewood, 2:35pm
Last time: Rokewood-Corindhap 5.12 (42) defeated Clunes 2.8 (20), round 17 2019
A quick word: A game Rokewood-Corindhap will go into as heavy favourites and one the Grasshoppers need to win.
A loss leaves them open to falling outside the top four and losing the double chance if results fall a certain way.
Clunes will want to send outgoing coach Johno Leoncini out on a high with a win.
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