The Teessiders have now picked up one point in their opening two games and, while it’s too early to take that much notice of the table, it’s worth taking a look at some early performances. Our Boro writer Joe Nicholson runs through the best and worst displays in his weekly Championship power rankings, scroll down and flick through our gallery to see them.
1. 24. Blackburn (-9)
Tony Mowbray's side left empty handed following a tough away trip to Fulham. Rovers put up a decent fight, though, and almost equalised in the second half before Aleksandar Mitrovic sealed a 2-0 win for the hosts.
Photo: Mark Runnacles
2. 23. Stoke (-4)
The Potters' relegation hangover is seeping into this campaign after two defeats on the bounce. A Tom Ince cracker wasn't enough to salvage a point at Charlton who ran out 3-1 winners at the Valley.
Photo: Nathan Stirk
3. 22. Reading (+2)
Up two places due to goal difference but still winless after two games. The Royals signed 10 new players this summer but couldn't stage a late comeback against Hull City, losing 2-1.
4. 21. Bristol City (+2)
On the board after a late equaliser from new signing Tommy Rowe at Birmingham. Will be expected to challenge for a top-six spot this season.
Photo: Matthew Lewis