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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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 12 Slate

The Championship is back to playing one match this week (at least in league play), a week after having two matches caused a lot of chaos to the Power Rankings. There will be four Championship clubs (Derby County, Middlesbrough, Norwich City, and Nottingham Forest) playing midweek matches in the EFL (Carabao) Cup, however, which could impact their performance when they return to league play over the weekend.

As always, we’ll try to keep this updated throughout the matches of the weekend, which begin on Friday night and conclude Sunday afternoon. The number in parentheses before each club represents their ranking in our weekly Power Rankings, and home clubs are listed first. Winning clubs will be in bold, and any match that ends in a draw will see both clubs notated in italics.

Friday, 2 November 2018
7:45pm GMT/3:45pm EST
(16) Aston Villa 2-0 (22) Bolton Wanderers

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EFL Championship – Week 11 Power Rankings

Lots of upsets this weekend in the Championship, with eight of our top 12 teams losing to lower ranked teams. As such, there has been a lot of movement up and down these rankings from last week, with only four teams staying put.

There will be two games this week for each team, so expect some shakeups next week as well. As a reminder, these rankings are only for league play only, though only a handful of teams are still alive in the EFL Cup anyway. Those matches resume next week for Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Derby County and new #1 Middlesbrough.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 20 October 2018

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EFL Championship – Week 5 Power Rankings

Now that all the Championship teams have played their fifth game, we are a little over 10% of the way through the seasons. In this version of the Power Rankings, I’m going to include a comparison to where the team currently sits in the league table. The change column will represent the movement from where they were in my mid-week update to last week’s Power Rankings.:
Note: Records presented as W-D-L
 

RankTeamRecordLast WeekChangeTable Pos
1Leeds United4-1-011
2Middlesbrough4-1-031↑2
3Sheffield United3-0-274↑7
4Brentford2-2-122↓8
5Bolton Wanderers3-1-161↑3
6Derby County3-0-2104↑6
7West Bromwich Albion2-1-243↓11
8Aston Villa2-3-084
9Swansea City2-2-154↓10
10Wigan Athletic2-1-291↓12
11Nottingham Forest1-4-01113
12Sheffield Wednesday2-1-2153↑14
13Blackburn Rovers2-3-0163↑5
14Bristol City2-2-1206↑9
15Norwich City1-1-3141↓18
16Preston North End1-1-3124↓20
17Rotherham United2-0-3214↑15
18Stoke City1-2-2171↓17
19Millwall1-2-2136↓16
20Hull City1-1-3211↑19
21Queens Park Rangers1-0-4243↑22
22Birmingham City0-3-22221
23Reading0-2-32323
24Ipswich Town0-2-3246↓24

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