EFL Championship – Week 8 Power Rankings

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

RankTeamRecordMid-WeekChangeTable Pos
2Sheffield United5-1-342↑4
3West Bromwich Albion5-2-252↑3
4Leeds United5-3-113↓1
5Derby County5-1-361↑6
7Wigan Athletic5-1-392↑5
8Norwich City4-2-3124↑11
9Aston Villa3-4-281↓13
10Bolton Wanderers3-3-31015
11Swansea City3-4-21114
12Bristol City4-2-375↓8
13Nottingham Forest3-5-1141↑9
14Sheffield Wednesday4-2-3131↓10
15Blackburn Rovers3-5-1161↑12
16Queens Park Rangers3-1-5151↓16
17Birmingham City1-6-2214↑17
18Stoke City2-3-41818
19Rotherham United3-0-6172↓19
20Hull City2-1-6191↓21
23Ipswich Town0-5-4221↓23
24Preston North End1-2-62424

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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