Promotion & Relegation Watch – Championship – Midpoint

Championship Promotion & Relegation Watch

We have officially reached the midpoint of the season in the Championship, so I figured it was as good a time as any to update our look at the top and bottom of the league table.

As a reminder, the top two teams automatically qualify for promotion to next year’s Premier League, while the next four clubs compete for one spot in a two-round playoff. Last season, Wolverhampton Wanderers won the Championship, Cardiff City finished second, and Fulham earned promotion through the playoff (after finishing third during the season).

Since the last time we looked at the Championship, not much has changed. The top six clubs remain the same, though the order has been shuffled around a bit. Expanding the look a bit beyond those six clubs, eight of the top ten clubs are the same as well, with Birmingham City and Stoke City finding themselves just outside that last playoff spot.

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 19 Slate

Championship Week 19 Fixtures/Results

At the conclusion of last week’s slate, we officially reached the half way point of the Championship season. For the most part, the season thus far has gone nearly as well as I predicted before the season, albeit with a couple of huge misses on my part (I thought Ipswich Town would finish in 11th place (oops) and current leader Leeds United to finish right ahead of them (double oops).

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell on our Week 19 Power Rankings. The clubs all begin second-half action with a full Boxing Day slate, followed by another full day on Saturday. 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.

The match between the club with the lowest combined rankings will be dubbed our “Match of the Week,” while the match with the highest combined rankings is our “Match of the Weak.”

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 16 Slate

Championship Week 16 Fixtures/Results

The results from last week, when each club played twice, didn’t have the impact on the Power Rankings I was expecting, but it was still an exciting week nonetheless. This week doesn’t appear to be much different, with about half of the matches being hosted by a lower-ranked club this week. With the Championship being deemed the best league in England, nearly any team can find success week to week (sorry Ipswich Town supporters).

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell on our Week 16 Power Rankings. Home clubs are listed first. We’ll keep this updated throughout the weekend, with winning indicated in bold, while matches that end in draws will have their clubs italicized.

Friday, 7 December 2018

8:00pm GMT/3:45pm EST
(3) West Bromwich Albion 2-2 (5) Aston Villa   **MATCH OF THE WEEK**

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 14 Slate

After last weekend’s international break, the Championship is back in action this weekend for your Thanksgiving (at least in the U.S.) enjoyment. A few clubs entered the break on extended hot streaks, so it was probably hard for them to sit for a week and let the momentum lapse a bit, but rest is also important in such a loaded schedule. Prior to the break, the clubs had played five matches over the course of three weeks in league play alone, with a handful of clubs playing an additional Carabao Cup match as well. Next week, everyone will be playing twice yet again, so maybe the break was for the best after all.

As always, the number in parenthesis before each team represents their current rank in our weekly Power Rankings. As the matches progress, we will update this list with results, with winning teams in bold and drawn teams in italics.

Friday, 23 November 2018
7:45pm GMT/2:45pm EST
(24) Ipswich Town 1-2 (3) West Bromwich Albion

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 11 Slate

The Championship clubs find themselves playing two again this week, and if last weekend is any indication, we could see a lot of upsets in the results. As always, the number in parenthesis before each team in their current spot in the Weekly Power Rankings. Home teams are listed first, and winners will be indicated in bold. In the event of a draw, both teams will be placed in italics.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45pm EST

(15) Birmingham City 2-1 (19) Reading
(1) Middlesbrough 0-0 (21) Rotherham United
(22) Millwall 2-1 (8) Wigan Athletic
(4) Norwich City 2-1 (11) Aston Villa
(18) Queens Park Rangers 3-0 (12) Sheffield Wednesday
(3) Sheffield United 1-1 (16) Stoke City
(13) Swansea City 3-1 (10) Blackburn Rovers

Wednesday, 24 October 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45 EST
(14) Bristol City 1-0 (23) Hull City
(6) Leeds United 2-0 (24) Ipswich Town
(20) Preston North End 4-3 (7) Brentford
8:00pm BST/3:00pm EST
(17) Bolton Wanderers 0-3 (9) Nottingham Forest
(5) West Bromwich Albion 1-4 (2) Derby County   

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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
3Sheffield United3-0-274↑7
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
20Hull City1-1-3211↑19
21Queens Park Rangers1-0-4243↑22
22Birmingham City0-3-22221
24Ipswich Town0-2-3246↓24

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