Updated Thursday Jan. 4

2018-19 Composite Premier League Rankings

Calculated by aggregating computer generated power rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking.

TEAM AVERAGE
RANKING
AVG
1-WEEK
MOVE
PROJECTED
POINTS
WIN
LEAGUE
1
Man CityMNC50 pts
1.40 - 88.5 29%
2
LiverpoolLIV54 pts
1.50 - 92.5 65%
3
TottenhamTOT48 pts
3.50 - 81.0 5%
4
ChelseaCHE44 pts
3.50 - 76.5 1%
5
Man UnitedMAN38 pts
5.50 ↑ 2 68.0 <1%
6
ArsenalARS41 pts
5.50 ↓ 1 71.0 <1%
7
Leicester CityLEI31 pts
7.00 ↑ 1 53.5 <1%
8
West HamWHU28 pts
9.75 ↑ 1 47.5 <1%
9
Crystal PalaceCRY22 pts
9.75 ↑ 3 43.0 <1%
10
EvertonEVE27 pts
10.25 ↓ 4 48.5 <1%
11
WatfordWAT29 pts
10.50 - 49.0 <1%
12
WolverhamptonWOL29 pts
11.25 ↑ 1 49.5 <1%
13
BrightonBHA26 pts
13.50 ↑ 1 44.5 <1%
14
SouthhamptonSOU16 pts
13.75 ↑ 2 37.5 <1%
15
BournemouthBOU27 pts
14.00 ↓ 5 46.5 <1%
16
NewcastleNEW18 pts
15.50 ↓ 1 35.0 <1%
17
BurnleyBUR18 pts
17.00 ↑ 1 35.0 <1%
18
Cardiff CityCAR18 pts
17.75 ↑ 1 33.5 <1%
19
FulhamFUL14 pts
19.25 ↑ 1 29.5 <1%
20
HuddersfieldHUD10 pts
19.75 ↓ 3 22.5 <1%

How We Calculate: Our EPL Composite Power Rankings are calculated by aggregating computer rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking. Up or down movement within our rankings versus the previous week is provided for each team. Some of these sites also project teams’ future success. We collect this info and calculate each team’s average total points projection and EPL title odds.

Our heat chart below shows how each of the five sites we pull from ranks all 20 teams. We pull from FiveThirtyEight (538), WhoScored (WS), Massey Ratings (MY), FootballDatabase (FDB) and Euro Club Index (ECI).

TEAM 538 WS MY FDBECI AVERAGEAVG
Man CityMNC 2 1 2 1 1 1.40
LiverpoolLIV 1 2 1 2 2 1.50
TottenhamTOT 4 4 3 3 3 3.50
ChelseaCHE 3 3 4 4 4 3.50
Man UnitedMAN 5 6 6 5 5 5.50
ArsenalARS 6 5 5 6 6 5.50
Leicester CityLEI 7 7 7 7 7 7.00
West HamWHU 13 8 9 9 9 9.75
Crystal PalaceCRY 8 10 11 10 10 9.75
EvertonEVE 9 12 12 8 8 10.25
WatfordWAT 10 11 10 11 15 10.50
WolverhamptonWOL 11 9 8 17 13 11.25
BrightonBHA 15 13 13 13 14 13.50
SouthhamptonSOU 12 14 15 14 11 13.75
BournemouthBOU 14 16 14 12 12 14.00
NewcastleNEW 16 15 16 15 17 15.50
BurnleyBUR 17 17 18 16 16 17.00
Cardiff CityCAR 18 18 17 18 19 17.75
FulhamFUL 19 20 19 19 18 19.25
HuddersfieldHUD 20 19 20 20 20 19.75

Standard deviation is a statistical tool used to measure the variance within a set of numbers. In the table below, we use standard deviation to determine which teams are ranked the most and least consistently. A low number indicates that a team is ranked consistently across the five sites we pull from. A high number indicates an inconsistently ranked team.

TEAM 538 WS MY FDBECI STAN DEVSTDEV
Leicester CityLEI 7 7 7 7 7 0.000
HuddersfieldHUD 20 19 20 20 20 0.447
Man CityMNC 2 1 2 1 1 0.548
ArsenalARS 6 5 5 6 6 0.548
Man UnitedMAN 5 6 6 5 5 0.548
ChelseaCHE 3 3 4 4 4 0.548
TottenhamTOT 4 4 3 3 3 0.548
LiverpoolLIV 1 2 1 2 2 0.548
FulhamFUL 19 20 19 19 18 0.707
Cardiff CityCAR 18 18 17 18 19 0.707
BurnleyBUR 17 17 18 16 16 0.837
NewcastleNEW 16 15 16 15 17 0.837
BrightonBHA 15 13 13 13 14 0.894
Crystal PalaceCRY 8 10 11 10 10 1.095
SouthhamptonSOU 12 14 15 14 11 1.643
BournemouthBOU 14 16 14 12 12 1.673
West HamWHU 13 8 9 9 9 1.949
EvertonEVE 9 12 12 8 8 2.049
WatfordWAT 10 11 10 11 15 2.074
WolverhamptonWOL 11 9 8 17 13 3.578