Fans' predictions: Where each club will finish in 2019

With around 240,000 votes counted, NRL fans are tipping improvements from the Knights and Cowboys in 2019, with the Sydney Roosters raging hot favourites to win back-to-back premierships.

Footy fans have had their say on each club's chances of winning the 2019 competition, making the top eight, just missing the eight or finishing at the foot of the ladder. 

The Roosters are the only team widely predicted to finish the year as premiers, with Newcastle and North Queensland are expected to challenge for a finals berth after missing the eight last season.

A huge amount of off-season player and coaching moves have swung the voting in the past couple of weeks, with Brisbane and South Sydney both receiving bumps after finalising their long-anticipated coach switch.

Cronulla, who have replaced Valentine Holmes with Shaun Johnson, are expected to slide from fourth to seventh, while Johnson's old club the Warriors and a Bulldogs team which lost David Klemmer to Newcastle are both tipped to drop three places on the ladder to 11th and 15th respectively.

Using a formula of two points for every vote a club gets to win the premiership, one point for top eight, -1 for just missing the finals and -2 for bottom of the ladder, here are the fans' rankings for each of the 16 clubs.

  Premiers 2nd to 8th 9th to 12th 13th to 16th
1. Roosters 48% (-1) 44% (+2) 3% 6% 
2. Rabbitohs 27% (+3) 59% (-1) 10% (-1) 5%
3. Storm 17 (-1)%  69%  9%  5%
4. Panthers 19% (-2) 59% (+1) 16% (+1) 6%
5. Broncos 22% (+2) 49%  20% (-2) 8%  (-1)
6. Dragons 21% 48% (-1) 24% (+1)  7%
7. Sharks 11% (+3) 60% (-4) 21% 8% (+1)
8. Knights 8% (-1) 58% 25%  9% 
9. Cowboys 15% (-1) 39% (-1) 32% (+1) 14%
10. Wests Tigers 9% 37% (-2) 36% (+1) 18%
11. Warriors 7% 30% (-1) 36% 27% (+1)
12. Raiders 5% (-1) 24% (-2) 49% (+1) 22% (+1)
13. Sea Eagles 7% (-1) 24% (-1) 28% 41% (+2)
14. Titans 3% 19% (-1) 33% 45% (+2)
15. Bulldogs 5% (-1) 14% (-1) 26% (+1) 55% (+1)
16. Eels 6% 10% (-1) 19%  65% (+1)
As of December 13

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