(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 25 Slate

Championship Week 25 Fixtures/Results

After a discombobulated past couple of weeks in the Championship slate due to FA Cup action, we have the second consecutive week of a fairly normal schedule… before it all gets thrown out of whack for the rest of February. Nevertheless, this week has a lot of quality matchups that could either settle the league table a bit – or throw it into further chaos.

As always, the numbers in parenthesis before the clubs is where they happen to fall in our weekly Power Rankings – which may not match where they fall on the league table. We’ll try to keep this post updated with results throughout the weekemd, with the winning clubs in bold and draws indicated by italics. Home clubs are listed first.

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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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EFL Championship – Week 23 Power Rankings

Oh boy…

The results from the Championship this week really scrambled up the rankings, with only seven clubs staying put from last week. We had a lot of lower-ranked teams knock of higher ranked ones. The clubs ranked 12th through 17th all won, while four of the top ten clubs lost, so this week is really just a huge mess all around. Hopefully things will sort themselves out over the next couple of weeks.

We also have a new number one club this week, though it is a return to the top for the club with the lowest average rank this season, with Middlesbrough claiming the mantle for the third time this season. But, knowing our luck with recently anointed top clubs, it will probably be someone completely different next week.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 21 January 2019

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Championship Match of the Week – Aston Villa v Hull City

Our Championship Match of the Week features one of the hottest clubs across English football, as well as one of the clubs that have, until recently, been a mainstay in the Premier League.

Aston Villa, currently 12th in the Championship, will host Hull City, who have ridden a wave of success up the league table into 10th place. While these clubs aren’t necessarily competing for a spot in the playoff right this moment, their recent play has been emblematic of what can sometimes occur in the Championship up and down the table. Also, though they are barely in the top half of the league table, over in our weekly Power Rankings, they both rank a bit higher, with Villa checking in at 9th and Hull City 4th.

Let’s take a look at the clubs:

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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 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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