Despite taking their play-off push to the final day Alex Neil’s Lilywhites are rated as 15th favourites for promotion next term by Oddschecker, which collates odds from a wide range of sources.
PNE are rated at 8-1 or 9-1 to reach the Premier League in 2018-19.
Traditional big-hitters such as Leeds, Nottingham Forest and the two Sheffield clubs, United and Wednesday, are above Preston in the odds despite finishing below them last term.
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As expected, the three clubs relegated from the top flight lead the way with Stoke City, under new boss Gary Rowett, out in front at 9-4.
West Bromwich Albion are next at 5-2 with Swansea 11-4 as all look to bounce back at the first attempt.
Rotherham’s victory over Shrewsbury in the League One play-off final on Sunday completed the line-up for the second tier next season and the Millers are the outsiders for promotion at 40-1.
It’s no surprise that Paul Warne’s men are also the favourites to head straight back down at 11-10.
Bolton, who survived by the skin of their teeth on the final day of last season with a last-gasp 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest, are 7-4 second favourites to drop into League One.
Ipswich are next at 11-4 Paul Hurst appointed as their new manager on Wednesday having narrowly missed out on promotion with Shrewsbury.