Championship permutations: final day

Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each Championship club can occupy after this season’s final round of matches. I’ve drawn lines under the last play-off spot, mid-table and the last spot above the relegation zone on both “axes” for ease of reference.

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CH permutations 2016-05-07

Burnley may already be up but the title race – and the battle to join them in the top two – is going down to the wire. One of Middlesbrough and Brighton – who play each other – will end up in an otherwise decided line-up for the play-offs.

There’s not much movement possible in the rest of the top half, with Leeds the only side not yet guaranteed to finish there. Both QPR and Wolves are capable of edging above them if they lose at Preston.

While the relegation battle has long been over, the ordering in the bottom half of the table can change massively. Blackburn and Reading – who meet at Ewood Park – are among four sides who could end up anywhere between 14th and 20th.