Ranking by Season

So what was Reading's most successful team? This table ranks the Football League seasons (1920-21 to the present season) by the average number of points per game, calculated under three points per win. Steve Coppell's Football League Champions come out on top, with the 2012-13 relegation team coming bottom of the pile.

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS  P3/PL
 1. Season 2005-06      46  19  3  1  58  14  12 10  1  41  18  106  2.304
 2. Season 1985-86      46  16  3  4  39  22  13  4  6  28  29   94  2.043
 3. Season 1978-79      46  19  3  1  49   8   7 10  6  27  27   65  1.978
 4. Season 1951-52      46  19  2  2  73  23  10  1 12  39  37   61  1.956
 5. Season 1993-94      46  15  6  2  40  16  11  5  7  41  28   89  1.935
 6. Season 2011-12      46  14  5  4  36  18  13  3  7  33  23   89  1.935
 7. Season 1948-49      42  17  1  3  48  18   8  4  9  29  32   55  1.905
 8. Season 1935-36      42  18  0  3  52  20   8  2 11  35  42   54  1.905
 9. Season 1925-26      42  16  5  0  49  16   7  6  8  28  36   57  1.905
10. Season 2000-01      46  15  5  3  58  26  10  6  7  28  26   86  1.869
11. Season 1931-32      42  19  1  1  65  21   4  8  9  32  46   55  1.857
12. Season 2016-17      46  16  5  2  35  16  10  2 11  33  48   85  1.848
13. Season 2001-02      46  12  7  4  36  20  11  8  4  34  23   84  1.826
14. Season 1975-76      46  19  3  1  42   9   5  9  9  28  42   60  1.826
15. Season 1933-34      42  17  4  0  60  13   4  8  9  22  37   54  1.786
16. Season 1983-84      46  17  6  0  51  14   5 10  8  33  42   82  1.783
17. Season 1934-35      42  16  5  0  59  23   5  6 10  30  42   53  1.762
18. Season 2002-03      46  13  3  7  33  21  12  1 10  28  25   79  1.717
19. Season 1994-95      46  12  7  4  34  21  11  3  9  24  23   79  1.717
20. Season 1950-51      46  15  6  2  57  17   6  9  8  31  36   57  1.696
21. Season 1937-38      42  17  2  2  44  21   3  9  9  27  42   51  1.690
22. Season 2008-09      46  12  5  6  40  17   9  9  5  32  23   77  1.674
23. Season 2010-11      46  12  7  4  43  25   8 10  5  34  26   77  1.674
24. Season 1932-33      42  14  5  2  68  30   5  8  8  35  41   51  1.667
25. Season 1957-58      46  14  5  4  52  23   7  8  8  27  28   55  1.652
26. Season 1966-67      46  13  7  3  45  20   9  2 12  31  37   53  1.630
27. Season 1961-62      46  14  5  4  46  24   8  4 11  31  42   53  1.630
28. Season 1936-37      42  14  5  2  53  23   5  6 10  23  37   49  1.619
29. Season 1969-70      46  16  3  4  52  29   5  8 10  35  48   53  1.609
30. Season 1963-64      46  15  5  3  49  26   6  5 12  30  36   52  1.587
31. Season 1974-75      46  13  6  4  38  20   8  4 11  25  27   52  1.587
32. Season 1967-68      46  15  5  3  43  17   6  4 13  27  43   51  1.565
33. Season 1958-59      46  16  4  3  51  21   5  4 14  27  42   50  1.543
34. Season 2013-14      46   8 10  5  38  25  11  4  8  32  31   71  1.543
35. Season 1965-66      46  13  5  5  36  19   6  8  9  34  44   51  1.522
36. Season 2004-05      46  13  7  3  33  15   6  6 11  18  29   70  1.522
37. Season 2003-04      46  11  6  6  29  25   9  4 10  26  32   70  1.522
38. Season 1992-93      46  14  4  5  44  20   4 11  8  22  31   69  1.500
39. Season 1953-54      46  14  3  6  57  33   6  6 11  29  40   49  1.500
40. Season 1972-73      46  14  7  2  33   7   3 11  9  18  31   52  1.500
41. Season 1984-85      46   8  7  8  31  29  11  5  7  37  33   69  1.500
42. Season 1977-78      46  12  7  4  33  23   6  7 10  22  29   50  1.478
43. Season 1938-39      42  12  6  3  46  23   4  8  9  23  36   46  1.476
44. Season 1973-74      46  11  9  3  37  13   5 10  8  21  24   51  1.456
45. Season 2006-07      38  11  2  6  29  20   5  5  9  23  27   55  1.447
46. Season 1952-53      46  17  3  3  53  18   2  5 16  16  46   46  1.413
47. Season 1946-47      42  11  6  4  53  30   5  5 11  30  44   43  1.405
48. Season 1949-50      42  15  2  4  48  21   2  6 13  22  43   42  1.405
49. Season 1959-60      46  13  3  7  49  34   5  7 11  35  43   46  1.391
50. Season 1989-90      46  10  9  4  33  21   5 10  8  24  32   64  1.391
51. Season 1979-80      46  14  6  3  43  19   2 10 11  23  46   48  1.391
52. Season 1980-81      46  13  5  5  39  22   5  5 13  23  40   46  1.391
53. Season 2009-10      46  10  7  6  39  22   7  5 11  29  41   63  1.369
54. Season 1956-57      46  13  4  6  44  30   5  5 13  36  51   45  1.369
55. Season 1964-65      46  12  8  3  45  26   4  6 13  25  44   46  1.348
56. Season 1999-2000    46  10  9  4  28  18   6  5 12  29  45   62  1.348
57. Season 1981-82      46  11  6  6  43  35   6  5 12  24  40   62  1.348
58. Season 1947-48      42  10  5  6  37  28   5  6 10  19  30   41  1.333
59. Season 1926-27      42  14  1  6  47  20   2  7 12  17  52   40  1.333
60. Season 1991-92      46   9  8  6  33  27   7  5 11  26  35   61  1.326
61. Season 1998-99      46  10  6  7  29  26   6  7 10  25  37   61  1.326
62. Season 1928-29      42  12  3  6  48  30   3  6 12  15  56   39  1.286
63. Season 1990-91      46  11  5  7  34  28   6  3 14  19  38   59  1.283
64. Season 1971-72      46  14  3  6  37  26   3  5 15  19  50   42  1.283
65. Season 1986-87      42  11  4  6  33  23   3  7 11  19  36   53  1.262
66. Season 1968-69      46  13  3  7  41  25   2 10 11  26  41   43  1.261
67. Season 1996-97      46  13  7  3  37  24   2  5 16  21  43   57  1.239
68. Season 1924-25      42   9  6  6  28  15   5  4 12   9  23   38  1.238
69. Season 1921-22      42  10  5  6  28  15   4  5 12  12  32   38  1.238
70. Season 1962-63      46  13  4  6  51  30   3  4 16  23  48   40  1.217
71. Season 1988-89      46  10  6  7  37  29   5  5 13  31  43   56  1.217
72. Season 1995-96      46   8  7  8  28  30   5 10  8  26  33   56  1.217
73. Season 2017-18      15   2  2  3   8   9   3  1  4  10  10   18  1.200
74. Season 1954-55      46   7 10  6  32  26   6  5 12  33  47   41  1.174
75. Season 1955-56      46  10  2 11  40  37   5  7 11  30  42   39  1.174
76. Season 1960-61      46  13  5  5  48  29   1  7 15  24  54   40  1.174
77. Season 1982-83      46  10  8  5  37  28   2  9 12  27  51   53  1.152
78. Season 1970-71      46  10  7  6  32  33   4  4 15  16  52   39  1.152
79. Season 1923-24      42  12  2  7  35  20   1  7 13  16  37   35  1.143
80. Season 2015-16      46   8  9  6  25  20   5  4 14  27  39   52  1.130
81. Season 1929-30      42  10  7  4  31  20   2  4 15  23  47   35  1.119
82. Season 1927-28      42   9  8  4  32  22   2  5 14  21  53   35  1.095
83. Season 2014-15      46   8  5 10  24  25   5  6 12  24  44   50  1.087
84. Season 1922-23      42   9  8  4  24  15   1  6 14  12  40   34  1.048
85. Season 1976-77      46  10  5  8  29  24   3  4 16  20  49   35  1.043
86. Season 1920-21      42   8  4  9  26  22   4  3 14  16  37   31  1.024
87. Season 1930-31      42  11  2  8  47  33   1  4 16  25  63   30  1.000
88. Season 1987-88      44   5  7 10  20  25   5  5 12  24  45   42  0.955
89. Season 2007-08      38   8  2  9  19  25   2  4 13  22  41   36  0.947
90. Season 1997-98      46   8  4 11  27  31   3  5 15  12  47   42  0.913
91. Season 2012-13      38   4  8  7  23  33   2  2 15  20  40   28  0.737

The corresponding table for the Southern League seasons between 1894-95 and 1919-20 is as follows. Not surprisingly, the Second Division championship season comes out on top and the First Division relegation season comes bottom.

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS  P3/PL
 1. Season 1910-11      22   9  2  0  31   1   7  1  3  24  10   35  2.318
 2. Season 1902-03      30  12  2  1  47  14   7  5  3  25  16   45  2.133
 3. Season 1895-96      18   7  0  2  27  16   4  1  4  18  22   23  1.889
 4. Season 1914-15      38  12  4  3  37  16   9  3  7  31  27   49  1.842
 5. Season 1901-02      30  10  4  1  38   9   6  3  6  19  15   39  1.833
 6. Season 1904-05      34  13  3  1  36  12   5  4  8  21  26   43  1.794
 7. Season 1899-1900    28  10  2  2  25   6   5  0  9  16  22   32  1.679
 8. Season 1903-04      34   8  6  3  27  15   6  7  4  21  20   41  1.618
 9. Season 1913-14      38  14  4  1  32  12   3  6 10  11  24   44  1.605
10. Season 1912-13      38  12  3  4  34  20   5  5  9  25  35   42  1.553
11. Season 1898-99      24   9  2  1  24   4   0  6  6   7  20   26  1.458
12. Season 1919-20      42  11  5  5  30  14   5  8  8  21  29   45  1.452
13. Season 1897-98      22   7  3  1  26  11   1  4  6  13  20   23  1.409
14. Season 1896-97      20   7  1  2  19  16   1  2  7  12  33   19  1.350
15. Season 1907-08      38  12  1  6  38  18   3  5 11  17  32   36  1.342
16. Season 1905-06      34   9  7  1  34  15   3  2 12  19  31   33  1.323
17. Season 1908-09      40   7  9  4  33  19   4  9  7  27  38   40  1.275
18. Season 1906-07      38  12  3  4  42  11   2  3 14  15  36   34  1.263
19. Season 1894-95      16   2  2  4  13  14   4  0  4  20  24   14  1.250
20. Season 1911-12      38  10  7  2  35  14   1  7 11   8  45   36  1.237
21. Season 1900-01      28   7  2  5  16  10   1  6  7   8  15   24  1.143
22. Season 1909-10      42   7  6  8  27  25   0  4 17  11  48   24  0.738

There is also a table giving the ranking by calendar year, and by calendar month.

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