Who needs stability in the top three of the table? Certainly not the Premier League. One thing you can count on is the bottom two spots of both the table and Premier League power rankings not changing anytime soon. As bad as things look for QPR and Reading, it's possible that no team in the league is more down on football than is Tottenham.
It's happening again, Spurs fans.
2012-13 Week 34 Premier League power rankings
19. Reading (20th in the league, 24 points): It doesn't matter who Reading are playing at this stage of the season. Earning just a single point is not good enough.
18. Stoke City (16th in the league, 34 points): I don't think I know a single non-Stoke supporter who isn't hoping that it's this team and not Villa or Wigan that gets relegated. That kinda/sorta tells you all you need to know about this side.
17. Wigan Athletic (18th in the league, 31 points): Making it to a cup final is nice and all, but it isn't as nice as is avoiding the drop. April 17 could prove to be the most important City vs. Wigan match that's played this spring.
16. Norwich City (14th in the league, 35 points): Norwich were terribly unlucky (maybe even robbed) at the Emirates, but a decent team doesn't completely collapse in the final seven minutes because of some questionable decisions made by the referee.
14. Newcastle United (13th in the league, 36 points): Newcastle supporters shouldn't panic, as their beloved club is probably safe. Still, what the heck was that on Sunday?
12. Fulham (10th in the league, 40 points): Fabian Delph was Fulham's best player in their match against Villa. That he features for the opposite side is a testament to how Fulham played in that game.
11. West Bromwich Albion (8th in the league, 44 points): West Brom had some extra time to think about their loss to Arsenal. Hopefully they found their shooting boots before their upcoming showdown with Newcastle.
10. Southampton (11th in the league, 38 points): Despite the draw at home to West Ham, Southampton are still atop the bottom half of the table. Things could be worse.
9. West Ham United (12th in the league, 38 points): Andy Carroll: Scores when he wants (over his past two games).
8. Swansea City (9th in the league, 41 points): Swans could have phoned it in when down at Norwich, but they rallied back and earned a point. Here's hoping they continue to show such spirit up through May.
7. Liverpool (7th in the league, 50 points): Finishing seventh in the table is fine even when you have maybe the best player in the league. Right?
6. Tottenham Hotspur (5th in the league, 58 points): The end of last week really couldn't have gone much worse for Spurs. They're out of Europa League, Arsenal are now in fourth, and Tottenham are just three points clear of Everton.
5. Everton (6th in the league, 55 points): Tuesday's trip to the Emirates is absolutely massive for Everton. They could be level on points with Tottenham and Chelsea heading into next weekend.
4. Arsenal (3rd in the league, 59 points): They got some fortunate calls, but good teams take advantage of such situations and close opponents out. The Gunners are a Champions League team as of the posting of this piece.
3. Chelsea (4th in the league, 58 points): Being eliminated from the FA Cup may not be the worst thing for Chelsea's immediate future. After all, they've still got Europa League to win and Champions League football to earn.
2. Manchester City (2nd in the league, 65 points): City can win a trophy and finish second in the league table. Why exactly is this an unsuccessful season?
1. Manchester United (1st in the league, 80 points): The kings of all Premier League power rankings continue on the path toward winning the league by the end of the month. That midweek trip to West Ham shouldn't be too much of a problem for United.
For more: Last week's power rankings
Zac has been covering Tottenham Hotspur, Major League Soccer, RBNY, the USMNT and other soccer leagues for Yahoo! Sports since 2010.
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