EFL Championship – Week 22 Power Rankings

Another week in the Championship, another week of movement in our weekly Power Rankings. Only four clubs remain in the same spot that they were last week, and one of those clubs is last week’s top club, who managed to avoid the jinx we tend to place on our top club.

This week was also an opportunity to “right size” the rankings a bit; I have no idea how Aston Villa had managed to climb as high as they did in my rankings while struggling to stay in the top 10 of the league table, so that’s been mostly corrected. There are some other clubs that are a long ways off from their table position, but I can easily justify those ones.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 12 January 2019

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Premier League – Week 20 Power Rankings

Our Power Rankings updated after matches played in the New Year results in a return to the top for our former long-term top club. But for the most part, the clubs of the Premier League remain stratified in their tier structure, with the Top 6 clear of the 7th place club by at least seven points, and the last club of the”muddled middle” four points ahead of the bottom six.

As always, these results try to reflect the week-to-week results, and only account for matches played in the Premier League. Most of the clubs are fairly closely aligned with their league table position, but losses to lower-ranked clubs – or wins against the higher-ranked ones – can move them dramatically out of position.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 3 January 2019

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EFL Championship – Week 21 Power Rankings

We are in the middle of a bit of a break at the top of English football, with the clubs taking a break from league play since the New Year’s Day matches last Tuesday (though there was FA Cup action over the weekend).

This week’s rankings saw some big moves over last week, with only seven clubs not moving. The “Festive Fixtures” wreaked some havoc on our rankings, with last week’s new #1 club – West Bromwich Albion – already off the top of the rankings after a loss on New Year’s. Furthermore, our rankings compared to the league table have really diverged over the past couple of weeks, something I expect to correct itself over the next couple of weeks as transfers and loans are sorted out during the January transfer period.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 1 January 2019

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Premier League – Week 19 Power Rankings

Note: Like my Championship Power Rankings this week, these were supposed to be published in advance of the matches on New Year’s Day… which I obviously failed at. As indicated, these rankings reflect the matches through 30 December 2018 and do not include the three matches that were played yesterday. I’ll resume my regular publishing schedule next week prior to the 12 January fixtures that will include Matchday 20 (1-3 January 2019).

Sorry for any confusion.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 30 December 2018

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EFL Championship – Week 20 Power Rankings

Note: These rankings were supposed to have been published prior to the matches played on 1 January 2019. I was going to include those matches in these rankings, but with no matches scheduled until 11 January, I will be publishing a subsequent ranking that includes all the New Year’s Day matches on my normal schedule on Monday, 7 January 2019. Sorry for any confusion this may cause.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 29 December 2018

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Premier League – Week 18 Power Rankings

In a week that saw two of the top five clubs lose, our Power Rankings didn’t shift that much, with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur maintaining the top spot. This week, the clubs will officially reach the half-way point of the season, with traditional Boxing Day matches scheduled for the majority of the league today – Southampton and West Ham United close out midweek action tomorrow night. Will two matches lead to some strange results this weekend?

As always, these rankings reflect performance in Premier League matches only, and are more about the week-to-week trends instead of the whole season picture. A club is rewarded more for victories against teams there weren’t expected to defeat and vice versa, with draws treated fairly neutral unless there is a massive ranking disparity.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 23 December 2018

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