Chaos reigns this week in the B/R English Premier League Power Poll.
Manchester United and Chelsea both suffered upsets at the weekend, and those losses prompted a couple questions for our pollsters.
How far did each team drop? How high should West Brom and Norwich rise? And what to do with Manchester City?
Find out the answers, along with the full rankings, inside.
For these rankings, the voters cast their ballots based on the "power rankings" style.
That means voters ranked each club based on which teams they thought were the best, keeping in mind recent results and the league table.
Eight B/R personalities voted in this week's poll. All the votes were counted on a points system. A first-place vote counted as 20 points, a second-place vote as 19 and so on.
Explanation of terms
Points: The total number of points the team received via our voters' rankings. A first-place vote counted as 20 points, a second-place vote as 19 and so on.
Last-place votes: The number of last-place votes the team received from our voters.
First-place votes: The number of first-place votes the team received from our voters.
Last time: The team's ranking in the previous poll. Click here for the previous rankings.
Table: The team's position in the English Premier League table, along with current points total. Click here for the full table.
Results: The team's results since our last rankings.
Fixtures: The team's upcoming matches.
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1. Manchester City
2. Manchester United
3. West Bromwich Albion
7. West Ham United
9. Swansea City
10. Tottenham Hotspur
11. Norwich City
13. Newcastle United
14. Stoke City
17. Wigan Athletic
19. Aston Villa
20. Queens Park Rangers
Last time: 20
Last-place votes: 8
Table: 20th, 4 points
Results: Lost 3-1 home to Southampton
Fixtures: At Man United, Saturday
A 3-1 loss to Southampton? At home? Word out of Loftus Road is that QPR have broached the subject of Mark Hughes’ resignation (via The Independent).
Dan: OK, I've finally changed my logic. Now I hope QPR never wins a match. It may be harder to go all 38 games without a win, so I'm rooting for that.
Last time: 16
Table: 18th, 9 points
Results: Lost 5-0 at Man City
Fixtures: Home to Arsenal, Saturday
Villa dropped into the relegation zone after a harrowing 5-0 loss at Manchester City over the weekend. Up next, a visit from suddenly free-scoring Arsenal.
Last time: 19
Table: 19th, 8 points
Results: Won 3-1 at QPR
Fixtures: Home to Newcastle, Sunday
Rickie Lambert scored his fifth league goal as Southampton beat fellow relegation-strugglers QPR 3-1 at Loftus Road. The Saints are now just one points (and admittedly quite a bit of goal difference) away from safety.
Hey, it’s never too early to start thinking about the relegation scrap.
Last time: 14
Table: 16th, 11 points
Results: Lost 3-0 at Liverpool
Fixtures: Home to Reading, Saturday
Wigan have lost two matches in a row after moving up to 12th place with back-to-back victories. Instant redemption could be in the cards when Reading visit this weekend.
Last time: 18
Table: 17th, 9 points
Results: Won 2-1 home to Everton
Fixtures: At Wigan, Saturday
Reading recorded the first victory of their return to the top flight by beating Everton last weekend. The Royals are now unbeaten in their last four matches and find themselves outside the relegation zone.
Last time: 17
Table: 15th, 12 points
Results: Won 3-1 at Fulham
Fixtures: Home to West Brom, Saturday
The win over Fulham snapped a two-match losing streak. Now, can Sunderland build momentum against upstarts West Brom?
Adam: The best bad team in the Premier League. Very, very underrated side that plays well at home.
Last time: 12 (tie)
Table: 14th, 13 points
Results: Drew 1-1 at West Ham
Fixtures: Home to Fulham, Saturday
After the stalemate at Upton Park on Monday, Stoke have drawn a league-most seven matches this season.
Last time: 11
Table: 12th, 14 points
Results: Lost 2-1 home to Swansea
Fixtures: At Southampton, Sunday
Back-to-back defeats have seen Newcastle drop to 12th place, their lowest position of the season.
On the bright side, Demba Ba has scored eight league goals.
Last time: 9
Table: 9th, 16 points
Results: Lost 3-1 home to Sunderland
Fixtures: At Stoke, Saturday
Like Swansea, Fulham have won four, lost four and drawn four. The Cottagers have scored 25 goals and allowed 22.
Never a dull moment, it would seem.
Last time: 15
Table: 13th, 14 points
Results: Won 1-0 home to Man United
Fixtures: At Everton, Saturday
Norwich have defeated both Arsenal and Manchester United this season. With the Canaries now up to 13th, Chris Hughton appears to have righted the course after a rough start at Carrow Road.
Sean: John Ruddy: Rivals of United are in debt to you, sir. Seriously, though, his performance was remarkable.
Last time: 7
Table: 8th, 17 points
Results: Lost 5-2 at Arsenal
Fixtures: Home to West Ham, Sunday
In control from start to finish, eh Andre?
That’s three straight losses for Spurs, who now have a negative goal differential.
Sean: Arsenal have Adebayor to thank for the first time since 2009.
Last time: 12 (tie)
Table: 10th, 16 points
Results: Won 2-1 at Newcastle
Fixtures: Home to Liverpool, Sunday
Swansea have won four matches, lost four matches and drawn four matches this season. Almost improbably, the Swans have a plus-two goal differential.
Last time: 10
Table: 11th, 15 points
Results: Won 3-0 home to Wigan
Fixtures: At Swansea, Sunday
Liverpool’s unbeaten run now stands at seven matches. Luis Suarez is now the league’s top scorer with 10 goals.
The sun is starting to come out from behind the clouds at Anfield.
Last time: 6
Table: 7th, 19 points
Results: Drew 1-1 home to Stoke
Fixtures: At Spurs, Sunday
Anyone else fancy West Ham at Spurs this weekend?
Last time: 4
Table: 5th, 20 points
Results: Lost 2-1 at Reading
Fixtures: Home to Norwich, Saturday
The loss to Reading snapped an eight-match unbeaten run. Now the Toffees have to face the league’s new giant killers from Carrow Road.
Dan: Good teams need to beat Reading to stay in the top four. They need to find a way to get a result against the bottom of the table almost every time.
Last time: 8
Table: 6th, 19 points
Results: Won 5-2 home to Spurs
Fixtures: At Aston Villa, Saturday
Where have we seen that score before? Ah, yes, that’s right.
Maybe this 5-2 win over Spurs will also spark another long run of good form.
Sean: Flaws be damned: Arsenal beat Tottenham. Arsenal supporters will sleep well (for once) until the Gunners' next infuriating performance.
Last time: 3
Table: 3rd, 24 points
Results: Lost 2-1 at West Brom
Fixtures: Home to Man City, Sunday
Chelsea are winless in four matches and, after losing to Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday, manager Roberto Di Matteo is out (via The Guardian).
Considering who his boss
is was, no one should be surprised.
Last time: 5
Table: 4th, 23 points
Results: Won 2-1 home to Chelsea
Fixtures: At Sunderland, Saturday
Last week we asked whether it was time yet to stop calling West Brom a fluke. Guess we found the answer we were looking for.
Dan: For at least one week, they deserve the second slot for sure.
Sean: Do I actually think they'll finish in front of Chelsea? Maybe not. But they just beat the Blues, and until they show us otherwise, a fluke they're not and here they stay.
Last time: 1
Table: 2nd, 27 points
Results: Lost 1-0 at Norwich
Fixtures: Home to QPR, Saturday
Losing at Norwich knocked United off the summit of the Premier League after a two-week stay.
The Red Devils have conceded an eye-popping 17 goals in 12 matches so far. If Fergie wants to wrestle the title back from the noisy neighbors, he’d better figure out that defense, and fast.
Adam: It's tough to win a trophy with uninspired losses to bad teams. To be considered the cream of the crop (rather than the cream of the "crap," as I originally wrote), they have to stop playing down to their opponents (see: Southampton, Aston Villa, Norwich).
Sean: I would pay a small fortune to watch Sir Alex go all Dennis Green after that. “Norwich are who we thought they were!”
First-place votes: 8
Weeks at No. 1: First week
Last time: 2
Table: 1st, 28 points
Results: Won 5-0 home to Aston Villa
Fixtures: At Chelsea, Sunday
Look who’s back on top.
City have won six of seven and remain the league’s only unbeaten team. With Chelsea coming to the Etihad this weekend, Roberto Mancini’s men have a chance to put daylight between themselves and a would-be title rival.
Dan: A 5-0 victory that retook the top spot in the league table? How ever did Roberto Mancini manage to survive another week?