EFL League One and League Two Seasons Ended Early

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The EFL have confirmed that both the League One and League Two campaigns have ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Final league positions have been decided on an unweighted points-per-game system while promotion and relegation has been upheld in both of the divisions.

Early Ending for EFL League One and League Two

Winners and Losers of the Decision

League One

League One’s decision to curtail means that Coventry City have been declared champions while Rotherham United also seal a return to the Championship.

Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers, this season’s surprise package, are the big winners as the PPG decision means they jump from eighth in the real table to third in the unweighted PPG table, setting up a play-off tie with Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town.

Also in the play-offs are Oxford United, who were playing non-league football as recently as 2010, and Portsmouth, who will be looking to climb back into the second tier having been relegated in 2012.

At the bottom, Bolton Wanderers and Southend United, who have struggled for the majority of the season, are confirmed to be playing in League Two next season. Joining them are Tranmere Rovers, who lasted just one season back in League One.

League Two

League Two’s promotion race has been much easier to sort than League One given that there was a 12-point gap between the leaders and the club just outside the play-off spots.

The league’s decision to end early means that Swindon Town, who were second in the actual league table, have been declared champions. Crewe Alexandra, who led the actual table, drop down to second, while Plymouth Argyle retain third place. All three will now play in League One next season.

In the play-offs, Cheltenham Town leapfrog Exeter City to seal a fourth-placed finish, while Exeter are confirmed in fifth. Colchester United and Northampton Town finish in sixth and seventh respectively, meaning Port Vale just miss out.

At the bottom, Stevenage are clinging onto survival as there is still a possibility that a third points deduction for Macclesfield Town will see them finish bottom instead of the Hertfordshire side.

 

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