Weekly permutations: League 1, 23 Nov 2019

These graphics break down how much the league table can change during the next round of fixtures as follows:

  • Down the left is the current order if league table, with each club’s current league position also indicated by a shaded square in their row.
  • Across each club’s row is a hollow colour-coded strip showing how they are mathematically capable of moving after the next round of fixtures is over, regardless of how crazy the combination of scorelines would need to be.
  • To differentiate between the probable and the possible, inside the strip is a little minimalist column chart showing the relative chance of them ending up in each position based on my ratings model.

An all-blue top four is going to stay divided for now as Ipswich are the only team able to wrest top spot from Wycombe this weekend. Coventry and Peterborough should be more concerned with staying in the top six for now as everyone down to Shrewsbury in 11th can barge their way into play-off contention on Saturday. The bottom half of the table is a bit less fluid at the moment, although the tussle between Wimbledon and MK Dons to avoid filling out the relegation places has plenty of narrative potential.