Afl brownlow sportsbet 2019 AFL Brownlow Frequently Asked Questions What Happens if there is a Tie in a Top 5 or Top 10 Finish Market? A Top 5 Finish means that you pick the top five players in any order. If there is a tie within the top 5 (or top 10), the Dead Heat Rule will apply to all players involved in the tie (i.e. who have the same number of votes). Unlike a tie for the Brownlow Medal Winner, a tie in the Top 5 can result in multiple winning shares and a different payout based on the number of tied winners and number of winning positions as explained below.