Each of the 17 AFL captains other than Joel Selwood (who was not allowed to vote for his own club) have tipped the Cats to return to the finals this season.
As part of the annual Captains' Survey, the skippers were asked, "Which seven other clubs do you think can make this year's top eight?"
Geelong, Fremantle, Hawthorn and West Coast each received 17 votes.
However, only one captain tipped the Cats to reach the Grand Final.
Which seven other clubs do you think can make this year's top eight? (Seven selections for each captain)
Fremantle (17), Geelong (17), Hawthorn (17), West Coast (17), Sydney Swans (14), Port Adelaide (12), Richmond (7), North Melbourne (6), GWS (6), Western Bulldogs (6), Adelaide (4), Collingwood (3).
Which other club is most likely to reach the Grand Final? (11 captains picked eventual premier Hawthorn in 2015)
Hawthorn (7), West Coast (5), Fremantle (3), Geelong (1), Richmond (1), Sydney Swans (1).