Last weekend alone saw plenty of unpredictable results in the second tier - but does Preston’s predicted finish in the league differ much from their current standing?
Now that we’re 17 games into the season, TalkSport’s computer has had its say and Alex Neil’s side will be marginally better off if it is accurate.
The computer puts Preston in 17th place - one higher than they are currently in the Championship.
After going seven matches unbeaten, the Lilywhites will be looking to extend their unbeaten run after the international break when they face Blackburn at Deepdale.
Their opponents, currently 9th in the table, are predicted to remain just outside the play-off places.
Championship top-scorers West Brom are tipped to take the title, while Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Norwich, Sheffield United and Derby County are predicted to make the top six.
Meanwhile at the other end of the table, the computer reckons Hull City, Rotherham United and Ipswich will drop down into League One.
Here’s the supercomputer’s predicted Championship table in full:
1. West Bromwich Albion (promoted)
2. Leeds United (promoted)
3. Middlesbrough (play-offs)
4. Norwich City (play-offs)
5. Sheffield United (play-offs)
6. Derby County (play-offs)
7. Nottingham Forest
8. Swansea City
9. Blackburn Rovers
10. Aston Villa
11. Queen’s Park Rangers
12. Stoke City
13. Birmingham City
15. Bristol City
16. Sheffield Wednesday
17. Preston North End
18. Wigan Athletic
20. Bolton Wanderers
22. Hull City (relegated)
23. Rotherham United (relegated)
24. Ipswich Town (relegated)