And then there were two.
After six months of action 18 teams have been whittled down to Saturday's 2012 grand finalists Hawthorn and Sydney.
But both advanced to the big game via contrasting methods.
Sydney were methodical in dispatching Collingwood at home but the Hawks had a struggle, shaking a persistent Adelaide by just five points.
Will Hawthorn bounce back to their best form after their preliminary final scare? Will the return of Luke Hodge make the difference?
Or can the Swans continue on their winning run? Is dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes the danger man for the old Bloods?
Regardless of which team your backing in that one day in September, there's plenty to talk about and here at thewest.com.au we have Channel Seven sports guru and former Eagle Adrian Barich on hand to deal with all of your questions and comments from 10am.
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