At the end of the season 2020-21, here are the significant risers and fallers:
- Sunderland in 8th place will be overtaken by Chelsea and Spurs next season
- League founders Bolton Wanderers poor form has dragged them down two places below Sheffield Utd and Middlesbrough. They are likely to be overtaken by Leicester City next season – the Foxes have already leapfrogged Birmingham City and are pulling away from local rivals Nottingham Forest
- Another founding team Notts County are also struggling – they have dropped a place behind Norwich City, and are likely to drop into the all time third tier in the next few seasons. Bury are also now in free fall.
- Barrow are back in the league for the first time since 1972, and may now crawl away from dropping out of the top 100 teams.
- Wycombe Wanderers now have a mean placing that just takes them up into the league – their average placing now is 92.35.
- The best story, however, is Derby County and Wolves. They now have EXACTLY the same average league placing – both mean and median. And as they are both founder clubs this is a statistical certainty.