After three rounds of WRC competition there seem to be two themes emerging: 1) the dominance of cars with a VW badge on the front, and 2) fantasy-ruining attrition. The aftermath of Rally Mexico sounds like part of the framework for a "12 Days of Christmas" parody song, with 12 cars a-starting, 8 cars retiring (Kubica, Mikkelsen, and Meeke retired twice, Hirvonen and Ostberg once), 5 daaaaamaged suspensions, 4 letter words from Meeke, 3 big rolls, 2 of them by Rob, and a radiator full of beer. At the end of it all it was once again Ogier winning the rally with teammate Latvala in second, more than a minute back. Neuville, Corona radiator and all, finished third and a whopping 5 minutes down on Ogier, proving that slower pace without problems is always better than becoming the fastest tricycle. The gaps get even more ridiculous from there, with only the top five within ten minutes of Ogier and tenth place Protasov finishing 28 minutes down.

So, how'd this all shake out for the fantasy league? Of 26 players this week 23 had at least one of their drivers fail to score points. Only Willkinton, Lumpy44, and Raphael Orlove (wait, what?) had all five of their drivers score points. Will's picks of Neuville and Guerra helped him win the week, beating out the three-way tie of JApexing, McNewbie, and Tell A Finn by eight points. In the overall standings Hoccy still leads by a comfortable 20 points, but behind him it's a rat's nest, with second through ninth separated by 19 points.

Here's how the top 10 looked after Rally Mexico. As always the full standings are on the Google Drive Spreadsheet:

1) Willkinton - 63
2) JApexing - 55
2) McNewbie - 55
2) Tell a Finn - 55
5) G17 - 53
5) Hermann - 53
5) World Rally Blog - 53
8) ddavidn - 52
9) Lumpy44 - 51
10) Chronchameleon - 50

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Overall fantasy top 10 after Rally Mexico:

1) Hoccy - 185
2) McNewbie - 165
3) Chronchameleon - 164
4) Tell a Finn - 158
5) AntMic - 154
6) Nobody - 151
7) Dusty Ventures - 150
8) ddavidn - 148
9) Sliding-Sideways - 146
10) Marzobomber - 139