EFL Championship – Week 21 Power Rankings

We are in the middle of a bit of a break at the top of English football, with the clubs taking a break from league play since the New Year’s Day matches last Tuesday (though there was FA Cup action over the weekend).

This week’s rankings saw some big moves over last week, with only seven clubs not moving. The “Festive Fixtures” wreaked some havoc on our rankings, with last week’s new #1 club – West Bromwich Albion – already off the top of the rankings after a loss on New Year’s. Furthermore, our rankings compared to the league table have really diverged over the past couple of weeks, something I expect to correct itself over the next couple of weeks as transfers and loans are sorted out during the January transfer period.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 1 January 2019

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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 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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EFL Championship – Week 7 Power Rankings

It seemed that some of the teams this week wanted to remain on break, and results indicated as much. Lot’s of movement up and down in both these Power Rankings and the League Table. Only four teams stayed in the same position as last week, and half the clubs moving down an average of two spots. I am including the actual table position for the clubs as well, if only to see how my rankings have shifted to align with the club’s actual placement.
Note: Records presented as W-D-L

RankTeamRecordLast WeekChangeTable Pos
1Leeds United4-3-011
4Sheffield United4-0-331↓5
5Bristol City4-2-1127↑3
6West Bromwich Albion3-2-271↑8
7Derby County4-0-352↓7
8Bolton Wanderers3-2-262↓10
9Swansea City3-3-181↓6
10Aston Villa2-4-11012
11Sheffield Wednesday3-2-2119
12Wigan Athletic3-1-393↓11
13Norwich City2-2-3141↑16
14Rotherham United3-0-4173↑14
15Nottingham Forest1-5-1132↓15
16Blackburn Rovers2-4-1151↓19
17Queens Park Rangers2-1-4181↑18
18Hull City2-1-4213↑17
20Stoke City1-3-3182↓20
22Preston North End1-2-4166↓23
23Birmingham City0-5-2221↓21
24Ipswich Town0-3-4241↓24

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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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(Updated) EFL Championship – Week 4 Slate

Here’s a look at Week 4’s slate of games in the Championship. We’ll update this with results as the games progress. The number in parenthesis before each team is their current spot in my 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.

This week begins with a matches today, with eight clubs playing their first of two games this week due to later conflicts with matches in the EFL Cup, and concludes with a match on Sunday, 26 August. All but four clubs will be playing twice this week, because  Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion played a second game during Week 2 for the same reason. By the end of the weekend, all clubs will have five matches played in league play.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45pm EST
(13) Derby County 2-0 (15) Ipswich Town
(24) Queens Park Rangers 0-3 (21) Bristol City
(20) Rotherham United 2-3 (22) Hull City
(5) Swansea City 2-2 (1) Leeds United

Wednesday, 22 August 2018
7:45pm BST/2:45pm EST
(6) Aston Villa 1-2 (3) Brentford
(16) Blackburn Rovers 2-2 (23) Reading
(17) Norwich City 2-0 (7) Preston North End
(18) Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 (10) Millwall
8:00pm BST/3:00pm EST
(9) Bolton Wanderers 1-0 (19) Birmingham City
(14) Stoke City 3-0 (12) Wigan Athletic

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