My first thought looking at the table is to wonder how different it would be had Dundee United won the play-off final to relegate St Mirren back in May.
That could easily have happened but the Buddies eventually prevailed that day and now all the other Championship teams are having to deal with a Dundee United side that has finally got its act together.
Caley Thistle find themselves in second place and I would settle for that at the end of the season. I don’t think they can win this league but they should be aiming for the runners-up spot so as to give themselves the best possible chance in the play-offs.
Saturday’s win against Dunfermline was not the most entertaining of games but a valuable three points.
Shaun Rooney was the man who got the opening goal and he may be the club’s most improved player this season.
After the break, Inverness really struggled to create chances. The next goal was clearly going to be important but it was hard to see where it was going to come from with Dunfermline also rarely threatening.
But any doubt about the result was laid aside when Jamie McCart’s header back across the face of goal sneaked inside the post, perhaps deceiving goalkeeper Ryan Scully.
Caley Thistle will now fancy their chances of picking up another win on Saturday when Arbroath visit.