Top three of Hull City, Barnsley and Leeds United simply cannot be moved – YP Power Rankings

HULL CITY, Barnsley and Leeds United are simply not to be moved in our latest Yorkshire Post Power Rankings list. Interesting movement at the bottom, mind.

Hull City's players celebrate promotion to the Championship at Lincoln. Picture: Tim Goode/PA

Here’s the updated table - have a scroll through and see if you agree with where we have each team placed. If not - or even if you do - let us know your own thoughts in the comments section below.

1: Hull City WWWWDW (=) – Impregnable. Have kicked for home in devastating and supreme fashion while others have toiled and the Tigers now have their reward - an instant return to the Championship. The form side in League One in every way, Hull - who have won ten of their last 13 matches and are unbeaten since late February - will clinch a deserved title if they beat Wigan on Saturday and Peterborough drop points against Lincoln.

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Few would deny the merit of that for Hull, top of the division’s latest six-match rankings.

Barnsley head coach Valerien Ismael. Picture: Tony Johnson

2: Barnsley DWWLWW (=) – Edged out poor old Rotherham in last weekend’s South Yorkshire derby and that, combined with Reading’s draw with Swansea, has clinched a remarkable play-off ticket. Lest we forget that this was a team who were within a couple of minutes of being relegated last season and who did not win in their opening seven league matches this term. Staggering. The Reds, who visit Preston on Saturday, are fourth in the Championship’s latest six-match guide. It might just be where they finish in the final table.

3: Leeds United DWWWDD (=) – Leeds are six games unbeaten - their longest run without defeat in an eye-catching top-flight return - and have taken six points from the ‘big 6’ in recent times. It is somewhat fitting that Marcelo Bielsa’s side have claimed kudos against some of the big guns, giving the strong impact they have made this term. Next up are Brighton, who shocked them at Elland Road earlier this year. Revenge perhaps? Fourth in the Premier League’s latest six-match guide.

4: Middlesbrough LDLLWW (+1) – After a bit of a moribund run after failing to maintain their play-off run, Boro have pocketed back-to-back wins over the struggling duo of Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday to feel a bit better about themselves. Neil Warnock wants his side to finish in the top ten and they will secure that if they beat Luton on Saturday.

5: Sheffield Wednesday WLLDWL (-1) – In some respects, it is pretty remarkable that the Owls still have an outside chance of survival in a season to forget - although it is more down to Derby’s strugglers than anything else. Wednesday will be relegated on Saturday if they lose to Nottingham Forest. To stay in the game, they need to win and pray that Derby drop points at Swansea, while also hoping that Rotherham do as well.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has overseen a six-game unbeaten run, taking points of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City. Picture: Ian Walton/PA

As it stands, there is an inkling of hope still for the Owls, who go to Derby on the last day. Wednesday have won three of their last eight. If they had picked up just one more win, they would still have a realistic chance of survival. If.

6: Harrogate Town LLDWLD (+2) – The Sulphurites host a Cambridge side on the cusp of promotion on Friday night before their delayed 2020 FA Trophy final against Concord Rangers on Bank Holiday Monday. A bit of silverware would be nice for Town, who secured a decent League Two draw at Carlisle last time out.

7: Huddersfield Town LDLWLL (-1) – Town’s form has been poor and nothing to write home about whatsoever and the end of the season really cannot come fast enough. The records show they have won just once in their past eight Championship games. Fortunately, for their sakes, that sole win at the City Ground will probably be enough to secure safety. That will be secured if Rotherham don’t beat Blackburn - who beat Town 5-2 last weekend - on Saturday.

8: Sheffield United LLLLLW (+3) – Registered the first win of the Paul Heckingbottom tenure with a 1-0 success over Brighton last time out to end a run of six straight losses. That victory took the Blades to 17 Premier League points, meaning they have eclipsed Huddersfield’s sorry total of 16 points en route to relegation in 2018-19 with five games left. That’s something, at least..

Doncaster Rovers interim manager Andy Butler saw his players produce a gutsy performance at Peterborough. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

9: Doncaster Rovers LLWLLD (+1) – Produced a gutsy performance in coming from behind to dash the promotion party hopes of Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough United in midweek. It made you think ‘where has this performance been hiding in recent weeks?’ Rovers have won just once in their past 13 outings and have lost nine matches. Yet they come from behind to get a draw after being 2-0 at second-placed Posh? No rhyme or reason..

10: Bradford City WLLLLL (-3) – After the highs of the first few months of the Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars, cometh the drop off. City have lost their last League Two five games in a row. At the start of April, they were in the play-off mix. As it stands, they are looking at a bottom-half finish, which would be pretty disappointing after the rapid progress of winter and early Spring. April began with City being two points in front of midweek opponents Salford. It ends with the Ammies being ten points ahead of them and in a play-off spot.

11: Rotherham United WLLLLL (-2) – Time is fast running out in a cruel, cruel season for the Millers, who have lost five games in a row, all by the margin of just one goal. All told, they have lost 19 matches by a single-goal margin in 2020-21. The Millers will be relegated back to League One on Saturday if they lose to Blackburn and Derby win at Swansea.

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