EFL Championship – Week 2 Power Rankings

After a wild opening weekend with some unexpected results (at least according to my Preseason Power Rankings), here is how I see the teams heading into the slate of games scheduled for this week.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L

RankTeamRecordLast WeekChange
1Swansea City1-0-043↑
2Derby County1-0-053↑
3Preston North End1-0-074↑
4Brentford1-0-095↑
5Aston Villa1-0-061↑
6Leeds United1-0-0104↑
7Middlesbrough0-1-025↓
8Stoke City0-0-117↓
9West Bromwich Albion0-0-136↓
10Ipswich Town0-1-0111↑
11Norwich City0-1-0132↑
12Sheffield United0-0-184↓
13Wigan Athletic1-0-0163↑
14Millwall0-1-0151↑
15Bolton Wanderers1-0-0238↑
16Queens Park Rangers0-0-1124↓
17Sheffield Wednesday0-0-1143↓
18Nottingham Forest0-1-0171↓
19Blackburn Rovers0-1-0181↓
20Birmingham City0-1-020
21Bristol City0-1-021
22Hull City0-0-1193↓
23Reading0-0-1221↓
24Rotherham United0-0-124

The big mover up the table is the Bolton Wanderers, who defeated West Bromwich Albion in a thrilling game Saturday afternoon. I didn’t move them up to match their current table position, however, as we don’t yet know if it is going to be indicative of the season as a whole or if it was simply reflective of being Week 1 of 46 and the Wanderers will end up close to the bottom of the table as expected.

The big mover down the rankings was my preseason favorite Stoke City, who were less than stellar in their opener against Leeds United. I hope they’ll be able to turn it around so I don’t look like a fool, but at least I wasn’t alone in picking them to do well in the Championship this season.

Until next time…

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