Premier League – Week 24 Power Rankings

When the Premier League resumes league play tomorrow, it will have been 11 days since the Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United drew at the conclusion of the last Premier League week. We didn’t update our rankings at the end of that week because we were busy trying to cover all the Champions League and Europa League matches, but we are back with a fresh set of rankings just in time for the return to action.

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 11 February 2019

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EFL Championship – Week 27 Power Rankings

It’s going to be a wild couple of weeks in the Championship. Like last week, we’ll see Championship matches on four different days this week. But that’s what has to happen when some clubs have played 31 matches, others 32, and the remainder 33.

With some clubs playing twice last week, the change from last week’s Power Rankings are a little more dramatic than they were last week, including a new team at the top after a midweek loss by our former number one club.

As always, we try to keep the rankings confined to action played in the Championship; even though Swansea City and Millwall have advanced to the FA Cup quarterfinals, that won’t have bearing on this week’s rankings.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 17 February 2019

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EFL Championship – Week 26 Power Rankings

This past weekend didn’t result in a whole lot of changes from our last batch of Power Rankings, but with some of the Championship clubs playing twice this week, I don’t expect that to be the case next week.

The top eight (and bottom six) are all the same, and the biggest move up or down is only three spots. One club that was a recent favorite has fallen out of the top ten after losing twice in their last three matches, while the club with the best defense remains at the top despite their fifth place positioning on the league table. With 15ish matches left on the season, we still have half the league within a couple of matches for one of the playoff spots, so the home stretch should be fairly exciting.  

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

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Premier League – Week 23 Power Rankings

Premier League clubs played twice last week, and with this week’s action kicking off later today, we’re releasing the update to our last batch of Power Rankings a day early. There’s a change at the top, some shuffling in the middle, and the bottom looks the same (per usual).

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 4 February 2019

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EFL Championship – Week 25 Power Rankings

It’s been two weeks since we last updated our Power Rankings, and we’ve only done that because of the strange schedule in the Championship over that time; last week, only the non-FA Cup particpants played last week, and this week was a full schedule (with four clubs playing on Tuesday), which resulted in all but eight clubs reaching 30 matches on the season.

It will likely be some time before all the clubs have the same amount of matches played now, so we’re not going to wait to update our rankings. As the rankings are more about recent trends and not overall performance – which is why table leaders Norwich City and Leeds United aren’t at the top – only playing once the past two weeks won’t damper their performance in these rankings.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 2 February 2019

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Premier League – Week 22 Power Rankings

After last weekend’s action, there is no change at the top or bottom of our weekly Premier League Power Rankings, and this is how the rankings will remain until the clubs return to league play on next Tuesday (after taking a short break for Carabao and FA Cup action).

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 20 January 2019

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