EFL Championship standings

Table written: Wednesday 22 January 2020 at 22:00:34 (London time)
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standard table alt-3
Pld GD Pts ePld Rate
Lee Leeds United 28 19 52 2 1 27.6 1.89
WBA West Brom 28 19 53 1 2 28.4 1.86
Bre Brentford 28 23 47 5 3 27.4 1.71
Not Nottingham Forest 28 11 48 4 4 28.5 1.69
Ful Fulham 29 12 49 3 5 30.0 1.64
PNE Preston NE 29 8 46 6 6 29.3 1.57
Mil Millwall 28 4 44 8 7 28.2 1.56
Swa Swansea City 28 3 45 7 8 29.1 1.55
Bri Bristol City 28 2 44 9 9 28.9 1.52
ShW Sheffield Wednesday 28 8 42 10 10 27.7 1.52
Bla Blackburn Rovers 28 5 40 11 11 27.8 1.44
Car Cardiff City 28 −2 39 13 12 27.2 1.43
Hul Hull City 28 4 39 12 13 27.6 1.41
Rea Reading 28 3 37 15 14 26.8 1.38
QPR QPR 28 −5 38 14 15 27.7 1.37
Der Derby County 28 −7 37 16 16 29.7 1.25
Mid Middlesbrough 29 −7 35 17 17 29.1 1.20
Bir Birmingham City 29 −11 34 18 18 29.2 1.16
Cha Charlton Athletic 29 −4 30 19 19 28.2 1.06
Sto Stoke City 28 −8 28 21 20 27.4 1.02
Hud Huddersfield Town 28 −13 29 20 21 29.1 1.00
Wig Wigan Athletic 28 −18 23 23 22 27.0 0.85
Bar Barnsley 29 −19 24 22 23 28.9 0.83
Lut Luton Town 28 −27 21 24 24 26.7 0.79

Key:

The league-table rankings are shown in the centre of the table, with the alt-3 league position in bold to the right, and the more standard league-table position (based on points already in the bag, with goal-difference to resolve ties where needed) shown in the grey section of the table, to the left.

In the central dark-blue vertical band are (typically) up- or down-arrows to indicate where teams are higher or lower in the alt-3 table than in the standard table. A solid arrow or indicates a difference of 3 or more league places.

The other numbers shown in the table are:

  • The usual league-table summaries:
    • Pld: matches played to date
    • GD: goal difference
    • Pts: league points accumulated to date
  • The alt-3 league table:
    • ePld: the alt-3 measure of each team's effective number of matches played to date.
      • Where ePld is less than the actual number Pld of matches played, the team has played tougher opposition than average and/or has played fewer matches at home than away; and vice-versa where ePld exceeds Pld.
      • Where the difference between Pld and ePld is a whole match or more, the team's numbers in the alt-3 table are colour-highlighted (in light green where ePld is less than Pld, and light red where the reverse is true).
      • Where schedule-strength imbalance is so strong that Pld and ePld differ by more than 2.0, the entry in the ePld column is shown in bold type
    • Rate: the league points per effective match played, i.e.,
      Rate = Pts ÷ ePld .
    The alt-3 league table is sorted according to the current values of Rate.

For further details on the method, see The league tables explained and (if you like maths!) The mathematical method explained.