Premier League – Week 27 Power Rankings

This past week in the Premier League went kind of as expected; the top teams won – or beat each other – and the bottoms team lost. Nevertheless, fourteen teams are in different spots then they were last week but the clubs are generally in the same spots in our Power Rankings that they are in the league table.

This week’s slate is abbreviated a bit, with only 10 clubs in action due to scheduling problems from the six clubs playing in the FA Cup quarterfinals. That action leads to a week-long break, with all the clubs coming back on 30 March to finish out the last eight or nine matches of the season.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 10 March 2019

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EFL Championship – Week 30 Power Rankings

It was a relatively tame week in the Championship this week, at least when it comes to the schedule. Only two teams played twice, though this week, we’ll have nearly everyone doing so. But it doesn’t mean there wasn’t action and movement up and down our Power Rankings, with only five clubs staying in the same spot from last week.

Most teams will be playing twice next week – Millwall and Swansea City will be playing in the FA Cup quarterfinals – in advance of another break in the schedule the following week. This could result in further separation at the top… or could continue to muck up the middle of the table. Technically, only Ipswich Town is officially eliminated from the playoff race, though other clubs would have to have a total catastrophe happen to other clubs while winning everything in front of them to get that high in the table. (Note: We’ll explore a lot of the scenarios next week in lieu of these power rankings).

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 10 March 2019

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EFL Championship – Week 29 Power Rankings

Another Monday night match postponed the updating of the Power Rankings yet again, but with Week 29 kicking off tonight, we needed to get the updated rankings out this afternoon. About half the teams remain in the same spot they were last week. 

Derby County will host Wigan Athletic tonight, and they will be the only clubs playing two matches this week as all the clubs attempt to get square on total matches played. We aren’t nearly as unbalanced as we were last week – only six clubs have played less matches (34) than the majority of clubs (35) – so expect a mad dash to the end of the season after the upcoming break from 17-29 March (which is when we’ll publish the next look at the promotion and relegation standings). 

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 4 March 2019

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Premier League – Week 26 Power Rankings

Note: This weekly publishing spot is usually reserved for our Championship Power Rankings, but with one more Championship match this week, we’ll be updating those tomorrow morning.

With the clubs of the Premier League playing twice last week, I was expecting some changes to our Power Rankings from last week. Aside from the top five clubs and Crystal Palace, that happened, with most of the rankings shuffling up a bit over the course of the week.

As always, these rankings try to only take into account the action that happens in league play, and relative placement is based on the caliber of the opponents from week-to-week and the results. If a lower club loses to a top club they aren’t punished as harshly, but the inverse may result in tumble down the rankings (if there’s room). And while the top half of the rankings nearly match the league table exactly, this won’t always be the case.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 2 March 2019

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EFL Championship – Week 28 Power Rankings

We had to wait a day for the last match of Week 27 to conclude, but we are back with our updated Championship Power Rankings in advance of the four-match slate tonight. About a third of the league is in the same spot that they were in our last rankings.

With an unbalanced table – the clubs have played either 32 (2 clubs), 33 (10 clubs), or 34 (12 clubs) as we come down the homestretch – there can be a lot of changes coming to our rankings over the last bit of the season. After the action next week, we’ll be publishing our latest look at the promotion and relegation standings, so stay tuned for that. Note: We will begin a weekly look at the promotion and relegation standings during the upcoming break from 17-28 March.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 25 February 2019

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Premier League – Week 25 Power Rankings

Note: This weekly publishing spot is usually reserved for our Championship Power Rankings, but with one more Championship match this week, we’ll be updating those tomorrow morning.

Only sixteen clubs in the Premier League played league games this past weekend – congrats to the Carabao Cup champion Manchester City, by the way – but there was still some movement in our Power Rankings from last week. I tried not to punish or reward the four clubs that didn’t play, but if other clubs around them moved as a result of their results, it may have caused the idle clubs to shift around a bit.

As always, these rankings try to only take into account the action that happens in league play, and relative placement is based on the caliber of the opponents from week-to-week and the results. If a lower club loses to a top club they aren’t punished as harshly, but the inverse may result in tumble down the rankings (if there’s room). And while the top half of the rankings nearly match the league table exactly, this won’t always be the case.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 24 February 2019

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