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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EFL Championship – Week 17 Power Rankings

After occupying five days last week, Week 16 in the Championship was a relatively succinct affair, with a single match on Friday and the rest of the slate played on Saturday.

The resulting action shuffled things up in the middle of our Power Rankings, with 14 clubs on the move from last week. Per usual, rankings here are determined based on recent action and not necessarily the season on the whole, which is why some clubs might be a few spots higher or lower than their spots on the league table.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 8 December 2018


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Championship Tuesday – Preston North End v Middlesbrough

As mentioned in both the weekly Power Rankings and a look at the Week 15 slate, Championship clubs are playing twice this week. In the spirit of that, I will be highlighting a “Match of the Day” from three of the days with multiple matches.

Up first, the Tuesday match featuring the clubs with lowest combined rating is Preston North End hosting Middlesbrough at Deepdale. Both clubs are in the midst of unbeaten stretches – Preston North End hasn’t lost in eight matches (4-4-0), while Middlesbrough hasn’t lost in six (3-3-0). Will the match extend these streaks for both clubs, or will one come out on top?

Let’s take a look at the clubs:

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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 14 Power Rankings

It’s been nine days since they last played in the Championship, so I’m sure I can speak for all fans of the league and say that I’m glad the international break is over! Play returns this week with action on Friday, but before we get to that, we need to update our Power Rankings from before the break.

If you missed these rankings last week, I hope you found our latest look at the promotion and relegation standings, which we published in lieu of these rankings. As always, the movement in the rankings here (hopefully) only reflects the action in the league.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 10 November 2018

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 13 Slate

The Championship will be on an international break again next week, so this weekend’s action will be the last for most clubs until after Thanksgiving. Action will kick off on Friday night with the Steel City Derby between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, which pits two rivals heading in two different directions, and closed out with our Match of the Week on Saturday afternoon. It should be a thrilling week leading up to the break for sure!

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, 9 November 2018
7:45pm GMT/2:45pm EST
(6) Sheffield United 0-0 (20) Sheffield Wednesday

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