As the 2012-13 season reaches its conclusion, so does the B/R English Premier League Power Poll. One match remains for all 20 Premiership clubs, but their final power ranking comes this week.
Manchester United clinched the title weeks ago, and after Tuesday's results the relegation race is finished as well. So how do the teams stack up in the final edition of our rankings?
Keep reading to find out.
Click here for the table.
Nine B/R personalities ranked all 20 Premier League clubs. A first-place vote counted as 20 points, a second-place vote as 19—and so on.
In each slide, "Points" refers to the number of points accumulated by each team via the voters. "Previous" refers to each team's ranking in the previous edition of our poll.
The voters this week were:
Aliko Carter: B/R front-page editor. @AlikoCarter
John Greely: B/R world football assistant editor. @johnwgreely
Adam Hirshfield: B/R deputy editor. @ahirshfield
Dan Levy: B/R national lead writer. @DanLevyThinks
Karl Matchett: B/R world football full-time writer. @karlmatchett
Sean Swaby: B/R featured columnist coordinator. @seanswaby
Will Tidey: B/R world football lead writer and editor. @willtidey
Sam Tighe: B/R world football tactical analyst. @stighefootball
Michael Cummings: B/R world football lead writer and poll organizer. @MikeCummings37
1. Manchester United
4. Manchester City
5. Tottenham Hotspur
8. Swansea City
9. (tie) Stoke City
9. (tie) West Ham United
11. Aston Villa
12. Newcastle United
13. Norwich City
16. West Bromwich Albion
17. (tie) Fulham
17. (tie) Reading
19. Wigan Athletic
20. Queens Park Rangers
Result: Lost 2-1 home to Newcastle
Fixture: At Liverpool, Sunday
For all that money and all those signings, QPR are destined to finish last in the league this season—unless they can win at Anfield this weekend and Reading lose.
What a waste.
Result: Lost 4-1 at Arsenal
Fixture: Home to Aston Villa, Sunday
Tuesday's loss to Arsenal doomed Wigan to relegation. Without Roberto Martinez managing the team, however, we think the drop would have come last season.
Sean: Dubiously the first team to win the FA Cup in the same season as relegation. At least Latics fans have had plenty of reason to drink in a roller-coaster four-day span.
Dan: Congrats on your FA Cup win. The trophy comes with a year's supply of npower.
Result: Lost 3-1 home to Liverpool
Fixture: At Swansea, Sunday
Fulham have lost five straight matches and six of seven. If the season lasted a few more weeks, the Cottagers would almost surely be relegated.
Will: Five losses in a row for Fulham. Not exactly a crescendo to their season.
Sam: Five losses in a row? Fulham checked out very early this season and could yet finish 17th. That's a bad season.
Sean: If Martin Jol's men start next season like they're finishing this one, it's not going to be pretty in West London.
Result: Lost 2-0 home to Man City
Fixture: At West Ham, Sunday
Reading won some self-respect by beating Fulham last week, but beating Manchester City—even without a manager—was too much to ask.
Result: Lost 4-0 at Norwich
Fixture: Home to Man United, Sunday
West Brom have lost three straight in sometimes ugly fashion. Next is a visit from Manchester United, who will want to give manager Sir Alex Ferguson a victory in his final match.
Result: Drew 1-1 at Sunderland
Fixture: Home to Stoke, Sunday
Southampton are winless in five matches but have already secured a second season back in the top flight. Can the Saints break into the top half next season?
Result: Drew 1-1 home to Southampton
Fixture: At Spurs, Sunday
Sunderland are safe from the drop, but it took two wins and two draws from their last five matches to make sure.
Result: Won 4-0 home to West Brom
Fixture: At Man City, Sunday
Where did that come from? After their rout of West Brom, Norwich are suddently 12th with a chance to finish in the top half.
Not too long ago, the Canaries were in danger of being relegated.
Sam: The 4-0 victory secured survival, but it glosses over an awful season. Big summer ahead for Hughton and Co.
Result: Won 2-1 at QPR
Fixture: Home to Arsenal, Sunday
Newcastle took four points from their two most recent matches to stave off relegation. Still, this season must be considered a major disappointment after last season's fifth-place finish.
Result: Lost 2-1 home to Chelsea
Fixture: At Wigan, Sunday
Aston Villa nearly threw a wrench in Chelsea's top-four challenge at the weekend. Now with safety secured, Paul Lambert turns his attention to keeping Christian Benteke around for another season.
Sam: Finally safe and deservedly so. Next season will be watched carefully by neutrals expecting a young, talented Villa side to explode.
Result: Lost 2-1 home to Spurs
Fixture: At Southampton, Sunday
Stoke (and Norwich) need one more draw to…draw level with Everton (15) for the title of England's most draw-happy team this season.
Result: Lost 2-0 at Everton
Fixture: Home to Reading, Sunday
West Ham secured their Premiership status early this season, but without much chance to qualify for Europe via their league position, there hasn't been much to say about the Hammers lately.
Result: Lost 2-1 at Man United
Fixture: Home to Fulham, Sunday
Swansea will finish in the top half this season, as high as eighth—which would be three places higher than last season. But the Swans still need one more point to match last season's total of 47.
Result: Won 3-1 at Fulham
Fixture: Home to QPR, Sunday
In Brendan Rodgers' debut campaign, Liverpool (seventh place, 58 points) will improve on the previous season's finish (eighth) and final points total (52).
Will: It's been a learning curve for Brendan Rodgers. So is he on the way back up or still going down?
Sean: If anything, Coutinho has shown Liverpool supporters that he will be doing good things at Anfield for a long time.
Result: Won 2-0 home to West Ham
Fixture: At Chelsea, Sunday
Everton sent David Moyes off in style, winning their longtime manager's final home fixture. Now can they win his final match with the club?
Dan: Two spots shy of the Champions League and one spot shy of the Europa League. Eh, at least you finished ahead of Liverpool.
Result: Won 2-1 at Stoke
Fixture: Home to Sunderland, Sunday
Tottenham's dramatic win at Stoke over the weekend renewed hope of a top-four finish. But Arsenal keep making things tough. The race for Champions League football will come down to the final match.
Will: The Northeast will decide Spurs' fate. Beat Sunderland and they need to rely on Newcastle holding Arsenal. Stranger things have happened.
Sean: Gareth's Bale's future may be decided upon whether or not Newcastle can hold Arsenal? I'm completely OK with this.
Result: Won 2-0 at Reading
Fixture: Home to Norwich, Sunday
Lost in the hubbub over Roberto Mancini's sacking was the fact that Manchester City clinched second place by beating Reading on Tuesday.
Dan: They won again this week...who can they fire?!!?!?
Will: Alas poor Roberto, we knew him well. It just needed a more holistic approach.
Sean: The EPL took a big hit on the scarf metric in European rankings everywhere when Roberto Mancini was sacked. Bummer.
Result: Won 4-1 home to Wigan
Fixture: At Newcastle, Sunday
Be honest, Gooners: When Wigan equalized Tuesday night, how many of you feared the worst?
Sean: If (a big one) St. Totteringham's Day happens on Sunday, Santi Cazorla should rightfully be leading that parade.
Will: In Arsene they trust. Top four is a title for the Gunners these days, and Wenger has another one within his grasp. What glory.
Dan: Which is more important to Gooners, making the Champions League or demanding Wenger's ouster? You probably can't have both.
Result: Won 2-1 at Aston Villa
Fixture: Home to Everton, Sunday
Chelsea need to beat Everton to be sure of finishing third. Doing so would allow the Blues to bypass a Champions League qualifier early next season.
Will: Rafa for prime minister. Rafa for president. Rafa for the Champions League—but not with Chelsea. Their fans would like to see his head on a stake on Stamford Bridge.
Result: Won 2-1 home to Swansea
Fixture: At West Brom, Sunday
The title is back in the red half of Manchester. Fergie's legacy is secure. Life is good at Old Trafford.
Now, into the future.