Two matches this week for the clubs in the Championship, and we had some unexpected results. Only four teams didn’t move in this update to our mid-week Power Rankings. We also have a new number one team in the Rankings, even if the top of the league table hasn’t changed.
Note: Records presented as W-D-L

Rank Team Record Mid-Week Change Table Pos
1 Middlesbrough 5-3-1 2 1↑ 2
2 Sheffield United 5-1-3 4 2↑ 4
3 West Bromwich Albion 5-2-2 5 2↑ 3
4 Leeds United 5-3-1 1 3↓ 1
5 Derby County 5-1-3 6 1↑ 6
6 Brentford 4-3-2 3 3↓ 7
7 Wigan Athletic 5-1-3 9 2↑ 5
8 Norwich City 4-2-3 12 4↑ 11
9 Aston Villa 3-4-2 8 1↓ 13
10 Bolton Wanderers 3-3-3 10 15
11 Swansea City 3-4-2 11 14
12 Bristol City 4-2-3 7 5↓ 8
13 Nottingham Forest 3-5-1 14 1↑ 9
14 Sheffield Wednesday 4-2-3 13 1↓ 10
15 Blackburn Rovers 3-5-1 16 1↑ 12
16 Queens Park Rangers 3-1-5 15 1↓ 16
17 Birmingham City 1-6-2 21 4↑ 17
18 Stoke City 2-3-4 18 18
19 Rotherham United 3-0-6 17 2↓ 19
20 Hull City 2-1-6 19 1↓ 21
21 Millwall 1-3-5 20 1↓ 22
22 Reading 2-2-5 23 1↑ 20
23 Ipswich Town 0-5-4 22 1↓ 23
24 Preston North End 1-2-6 24 24


The tide has changed for Bristol City. After entering the week riding high on four straight wins, they lost both matches this week and had the largest drop, settling into the middle of the Power Rankings, though they remain only two points out of the 4th playoff spot in 8th place on the league table.
Birmingham City rose out of the bottom of the rankings after picking up their first win of the season in the second match of the season, against formerly top-ranked Leeds United. Ipswich Town, now the only winless club in the league, remains so because of two draws this week, giving them two points and keeping them above Preston North End in the league table – though they remain firmly in the relegation zone.
Norwich City joined Birmingham in moving up four spots, on the strength of back-to-back wins this week, and three in a row overall. They are in the group of five clubs with 14 points, which places them two points out of the playoff, behind three others because of point differential.
Until next time…
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