Melbourne is in its best position to win a premiership for more than 20 years.
The Demons locked in a top-four spot with a thrilling nine-point win over West Coast at Optus Stadium on Monday night.
The end to the game was much more thrilling than where it was heading, though.
Melbourne had led by 33 points in the seventh minute of the final term when the game was delayed for almost 30 minutes due to a threat of lightning.
The Eagles returned the field much more switched on than when they left it.
They kicked 4.3 to the Demons’ 0.3 after the restart, but had to settle for a 10.12 (72) to 9.9 (63) scoreboard.
The result catapulted Melbourne back to the top of the AFL ladder, with just two rounds to play, thanks to losses to the Western Bulldogs and Geelong at the weekend.
It locks away their spot in the top four and with that comes a double chance in the first round of finals.