Luton celebrate winning the League One title

FEATURE: How the League One champions have done in the Championship

Luton Town are back in the second tier of English football this season, but just how have the previous champions of League One fared in the Championship during recent years?

The Luton News looks back to when the Hatters won the newly-created League One back in 2004-05 to see how they have got one.

The Latics edged out Blackburn to finish as champions and went on to avoid relegation by 12 points last season. Survival was based on strong home form with 11 wins and just four defeats at the DW Stadium.

1. 2018/19: Wigan Athletic. Points: 52. Position: 18th.

The Latics edged out Blackburn to finish as champions and went on to avoid relegation by 12 points last season. Survival was based on strong home form with 11 wins and just four defeats at the DW Stadium.
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The Blades easily won League One, finishing 14 points ahead of Bolton. Excellent first season in the Championship saw them six points off the play-offs, but definitely outdid that last year, winning promotion to the Premier League.

2. 2017/18: Sheffield United. Points: 69. Position: 10th.

The Blades easily won League One, finishing 14 points ahead of Bolton. Excellent first season in the Championship saw them six points off the play-offs, but definitely outdid that last year, winning promotion to the Premier League.
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The Latics edged out Burton and Walsall to take the title, but their stay in the Championship was a fleeting one. Relegated back to League One after ending nine points adrift of Nottingham Forest with just 10 wins to their name.

3. 2016/17: Wigan Athletic. Points 42. Position: 23rd.

The Latics edged out Burton and Walsall to take the title, but their stay in the Championship was a fleeting one. Relegated back to League One after ending nine points adrift of Nottingham Forest with just 10 wins to their name.
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Almost reached 100 points in seeing off MK Dons for the title, one short on 99. Solid campaign in the Championship as seven home wins and six away triumphs saw them 12 clear of the drop zone.

4. 2015/16: Bristol City. Points: 52. Position: 18.

Almost reached 100 points in seeing off MK Dons for the title, one short on 99. Solid campaign in the Championship as seven home wins and six away triumphs saw them 12 clear of the drop zone.
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