Complete 2014 Championship Table, BWFC Rank 15th

  • December 31, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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With 2014's Championship fixtures over and done with, take a look at the league table for the entire calendar year.

30 teams played in England's second tier in 2014, with 18 of them part of the division for the 12-month duration.

Leicester City, Burnley and Queens Park Rangers swapped places with relegated Premier League sides Norwich City, Fulham and Cardiff City, while promotion from League One saw Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brentford and Rotherham United take the places of Doncaster Rovers, Barnsley and Yeovil Town.

Bolton picked up 62 points from their 47 league games in 2014, a total only nine teams could beat, but the league table provided below is ordered on a 'Points per Game' basis - giving an average number of points per game played by each side.

Using this method, Wanderers finish the year in 15th position - averaging 1.32 points per game, down from 1.41 in 2013. To compare, Leicester City, who were promoted as champions last season, top the table with an average of 2.35 points per game.

In the second half of 2013/14, Dougie Freedman's Bolton side averaged 1.43 points per game - a total bettered by 10 teams, leaving them tied with Ipswich Town in 11th place.

After recording a commendable average points tally in the first-half of 2014, Wanderers' form dipped dramatically in the second. The 1.43 points they averaged in the latter half of the previous campaign dipped to 1.21 points per game this term, seeing them drop four places - to 15th.

Under the stewardship of Freedman, Bolton played 11 times this campaign - averaging just 0.45 points per game. Their form has picked up since Neil Lennon's arrival as manager, in October, with a record of seven wins from 13 games seeing that total rise to 1.85 points per game - a number only bettered by Bournemouth (2.00), Ipswich Town (1.96) and Derby County (1.88).

Only nine teams - Bournemouth (91), Derby County (82), Watford (82), Blackburn Rovers (77), Reading (70), Nottingham Forest (67), Ipswich Town (66), Middlesbrough (64) and Wigan Athletic (61) - scored more than Wanderers' 58 goals, but the only 10 teams conceded more than their 59.

Only six teams - Derby County (76), Watford (76), Leicester City (72), Brighton & Hove Albion (65), Nottingham Forest (60) and Birmingham City (59) - scored more than Wanderers' 57 goals, but the 54 they conceded was only better than eight sides - Millwall (74), Barnsley (70), Middlesbrough (68), Huddersfield Town (62), Birmingham City (56), Blackburn Rovers (56), Watford (55) and Charlton Athletic (55).

Sky Bet Championship - Full 2014 Table

Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts PPG
1 Leicester City 23 16 6 1 44 18 54 2.35
2 Burnley 23 14 7 2 39 21 49 2.13
3 Derby County 47 25 11 11 82 46 86 1.83
4 Bournemouth 47 24 13 10 91 51 85 1.81
5 Ipswich Town 47 22 14 11 66 50 80 1.70
6 Brentford 24 12 4 8 40 35 40 1.67
7 Middlesbrough 47 21 15 11 64 36 78 1.66
8 Queens Park Rangers 23 11 4 8 36 31 37 1.61
9 Blackburn Rovers 47 19 17 11 77 68 74 1.57
10 Norwich City 24 10 7 7 44 29 37 1.54
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 10 7 7 28 33 37 1.54
12 Watford 47 20 11 16 82 61 71 1.51
13 Sheffield Wednesday 48 18 14 16 58 54 68 1.42
14 Reading 47 18 12 17 70 68 66 1.40
15 Bolton Wanderers 47 16 14 17 58 59 62 1.32
16 Wigan Athletic 48 17 12 19 61 56 63 1.31
17 Cardiff City 24 8 7 9 32 35 31 1.29
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 47 14 18 15 53 51 60 1.28
19 Charlton Athletic 47 14 17 16 44 60 59 1.26
20 Nottingham Forest 47 13 18 16 67 74 57 1.21
21 Fulham 24 8 4 12 35 43 28 1.17
22 Rotherham United 24 5 11 8 21 30 26 1.08
23 Huddersfield Town 47 13 11 23 58 81 50 1.06
24 Millwall 47 11 16 20 45 68 49 1.04
25 Doncaster Rovers 23 6 5 12 21 30 23 1.00
26 Barnsley 23 6 5 12 24 36 23 1.00
27 Birmingham City 47 12 11 24 56 83 47 1.00
28 Leeds United 47 12 10 25 50 77 46 0.98
29 Yeovil Town 23 4 8 11 26 39 20 0.87
30 Blackpool 47 5 13 29 31 80 28 0.60
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Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
19 AFC Wimbledon 18 16
20 Tranmere Rovers 17 16
21 Milton Keynes Dons 18 13
22 Southend United 19 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 15 1
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