EFL Championship – Week 29 Power Rankings

Another Monday night match postponed the updating of the Power Rankings yet again, but with Week 29 kicking off tonight, we needed to get the updated rankings out this afternoon. About half the teams remain in the same spot they were last week. 

Derby County will host Wigan Athletic tonight, and they will be the only clubs playing two matches this week as all the clubs attempt to get square on total matches played. We aren’t nearly as unbalanced as we were last week – only six clubs have played less matches (34) than the majority of clubs (35) – so expect a mad dash to the end of the season after the upcoming break from 17-29 March (which is when we’ll publish the next look at the promotion and relegation standings). 

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Through matches played on 4 March 2019

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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 23 Slate

Championship Week 23 Fixtures/Results

This week will be a bit abbreviated for the Championship, with ten clubs playing in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup during the upcoming weekend. Because of this, there will be only six league matches this weekend, and they feature 12 of the 14 clubs that have been eliminated from the FA Cup.

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell on our Week 23 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 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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(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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(UPDATED) EFL Championship – Week 21 Slate

Championship Week 21 Fixtures/Results

After matches played on New Year’s Day, the Championship remains a much more competive league than the Premier League. While the top tier of English football has a group of six clubs head and shoulders above the rest of the league, the Championship’s top 13 clubs are within 15 points of each other; Leeds United leads with 51 points and Swansea City and Hull City are tied with 36 points. I would not be terribly shocked if any three of those 13 clubs achieved promotion this season, or if some towards the bottom of that group ended up fighting to avoid relegation.

Per usual, the number in parenthesis before each club is where they fell on our Week 21 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 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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