(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 26 Slate

Championship Week 26 Fixtures/Results

This week will feature a lot of Championship clubs playing twice, while others will be taking a break from league play over the weekend to play their fifth round matches in the FA Cup, including one between Championship clubs Swansea City and Brentford. (The others playing in the FA Cup this weekend are Queens Park Rangers, Derby County, Millwall, and Bristol City).

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 week, with the winning clubs in bold and draws indicated by italics. Home clubs are listed first.

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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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(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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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 24 Slate

Championship Week 24 Fixtures/Results

It was an abbreviated slate in the Championship last week, with only 12 clubs playing in league matches while the rest of the clubs played in FA Cup Round Four. As such, we are waiting to update our Power Rankings until everyone has played at least one more game, which we will do after this week’s slate of matchups.

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell in our Power Rankings from last week. 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 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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