|Queens Park Rangers||0.848||0.000||0.848|
|Preston North End||-0.543||0.000||-0.543|
You will notice that the strength of schedule (SOS) for all teams is now zero. This is because every team has played every other team an equal number of times (twice). In general, SOS will converge towards zero as the season progresses. Also, whenever a league has a balanced schedule, like the Championship, it will also converge to zero.
After the jump, my playoff predictions:
For this week's games here are my predictions:
Nottingham Forest 2 Swansea City 1
Reading 2 Cardiff City 2
Despite predicting a loss in the first match, I predict that Swansea will come back to defeat Forest and carry through to the final. I'm picking Reading to defeat Cardiff in aggregate and face the Swans in the final. Based on the SRS rankings above, I am now projecting Swansea to defeat Reading in the Playoff final.