Before the 2013 season everyone was predicting a big season from Knox due to their new coach, however we have all seen how a new coach cannot turn a team around in one season. Nick Makas did not make much of an influence this season and went unnoticed in the CAS representative games that he played, and other than Summerhayes, cranbrook do not have any players returning with enough quality to succeed in the competition.
I am not confident with predicting Waverley finishing 1st. However I cannot see any other teams taking it off them apart from maybe Knox. I'm very confident in putting Cranbrook in the bottom two however, as I can't see them winning again for another few years.
Fair points but this Waverley side also have no one returning who made any sort of impact. In addition to that the class of 2014 finished 2nd in the U16 CAS comp behind Cranbrook, who lost Summerhayes to the 1sts for the season, and the class of 2015 finished bottom (I think) in their CAS comp, once again with Cranbrook finishing 1st. Im not saying Waverley will come last or Cranbrook will win but it looks like Cranbrook are in a better position coming into next year's competition than Waverley.