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 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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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 22 Slate

Championship Week 22 Fixtures/Results

This week’s Championship action sees a lot of matches between clubs with some room between them. Last time this happened, a lot of the lower-ranked clubs ended up prevailing, throwing our rankings into chaos. I would hope that this doesn’t happen again, but the Championship was been a strange beast all season.

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell on our Week 22 Power Rankings. Home clubs are listed first, and will be hosting both matches on the week. We’ll keep this updated throughout the week, with winners indicated in bold, while matches that end in draws will have their clubs italicized.

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EFL Championship – Week 16 Power Rankings

With a draw on Monday night, Week 15 of the Championship came to a close, with all the clubs playing twice. As I anticipated last week, the double-barrelled action had a dramatic impact on the Power Rankings, with only four clubs staying put from last week.

Most clubs this week also had split results; only four clubs either won twice or lost twice, and no club drew twice. As always, these rankings are an attempt to get a pulse on the current state of each club, and don’t always match the club’s position in the league table.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 3 December 2018

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EFL Championship – Week 15 Power Rankings

Week 14 in the Championship is in the books, and it went pretty much as expected. As such, the top six clubs remain in place from last week’s Power Rankings, and no team moved more than three spots up or down the rankings.

We are entering another week where the Championship will see each club play twice, so expect some movement in next week’s rankings, but for now, let’s take a look at how the clubs below the top six moved around this week. As always, these rankings are only based on the performance in league play.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 25 November 2018

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EFL Championship – Week 13 Power Rankings

Quite a week in the Championship. A lot of the clubs towards the bottom of last week’s Power Rankings knocked off clubs near the top or middle, causing some major shuffling in the rankings this week. Only two clubs remained in the same place from last week, one of which is perpetual bottom dweller Ipswich Town. We also have a new club in as the top club, marking our sixth different club that has held the top ranking this season.

As always, the placement in our Power Rankings isn’t specifically based on table position, but is instead a combination of factors, including recent streaks. I also don’t punish a team to dramatically if they just lost a match, even to a much lower ranked club, if they had strong performance in the weeks before or they were playing on the road (for example). I also only factor performance in league play, so as exciting as it was to see Middlesbrough defeat Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup during the week, it didn’t help them (directly) in these rankings.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 4 November 2018

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