Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs may be sitting in second and third place respectively at the moment, but games in hand elsewhere could see them quickly slide down the table.
See each club's maximum points in the gallery above
The Soweto Giants have managed to win just four Absa Premiership games out of 14 so far this season, and sit on 20 and 19 points respectively as they go into their final matches of the year this coming weekend.
However, while Pirates and Chiefs have just one game to play, several teams around them have two or more before the end of December as they look to try and leapfrog their way up the division and close the gap on Mamelodi Sundowns at the top.
Both Maritzburg United and Free State Stars could potentially overtake the Amakhosi on Wednesday night when they face Sundowns and SuperSport United, while Matsatsantsa could give their title chances a big boost if they were to win all three of their remaining matches.
Depending on results there are a total of nine different teams that could end the year above the teams from Soweto, and though mathematically they could also finish 2017 in the top spot, the chances are highly unlikely for either of them.
Sundowns and SuperSport have three games left to play, while Maritzburg, Ea Lla Koto, Cape Town City and Bloemfontein Celtic all have two before the year is out. Those six, along with Golden Arrows, Baroka and Chippa United could all send the Glamour Boys and Buccaneers sliding down the Absa Premiership table.
In total there are 12 games left in the division before the year comes to a close, and with the league so tightly contested this year, the look of the log could change drastically over the course of the next week.