There is a new team that finds themselves in the outhouse of 3DownNation’s Power Rankings. For the first time all season, there is a team that’s tumbled all the way past the Ticats.
1. Calgary Stampeders (last week 1)
Bo Levi Mithell’s last-minute touchdown pass to Marquay McDaniel got the Stamps a hard fought road win at Commonwealth. Calgary has created a gap at the top of the West.
2. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (last week 3)
Mo Leggett was rockin’ out in the Banjo Bowl, two touchdowns, one on a punt return and another via interception. Those put the Bombers ahead and sealed the game.
3. Edmonton Eskimos (last week 5)
Edmonton lost a headset and crucial game with Calgary. Head coach Jason Maas was clearly frustrated when addressing the media post-game. Streak have defined the Eskimos season, seven straight wins to start and four losses in a row since.
4. Saskatchewan Roughriders (last week 2)
The Riders came crashing back down to reality and slid down our rankings in the process. Turnovers and poor special teams play led to the green and white having their winning streak snapped.
5. B.C. Lions (last week 6)
Travis Lulay was likely lost for the season with a major knee injury – big blow. B.C. needs to see better play for Jon Jennings to get back in the mix out West, and possibly find an experienced backup.
6. Ottawa Redblacks (last week 4)
Trevor Harris got hurt and the Redblacks couldn’t come all the way back after he left the game. Missed opportunity for Ottawa to win the season series against Hamilton. Harris out for a “matter of weeks” could see them slide further.
7. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (last week 9)
The Ticats improved to 2-0 under new head coach Junes Jones. Players on the Tabbies seem to be responding to his message very well. There’s more of a chance Hamilton could challenge for a playoff spot, thanks to the weak East.
8. Toronto Argonauts (last week 7)
Defensive back Mitchell White has been added which was much needed in the Argos secondary. If Victor Butler can return to his early season form with Shawn Lemon on the other end, Toronto’s defence can improve in a hurry.
9. Montreal Alouettes (last week 8)
Montreal’s ineptitude on offence has been stunning considering the playmakers added in the off-season, Darian Durant at quarterback and Ernest Jackson receiver. Jacques Chapdelaine needs to find some answers.