Introducing the 3DownNation power rankings, where each week, the contributors at 3DownNation submit their rankings for the nine CFL teams. The results will then be tabulated to create this list. The regular season starts Thursday, so let’s get to it.
1. Calgary Stampeders
Grey Cup choke job aside, the Stamps are the team to beat until proven otherwise.
2. B.C. Lions
They have a star QB, talent at receiver. But how much will they miss Biggie?
3. Ottawa Redblacks
They might be the reigning champs but some key departures could hurt.
4. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Mike O’Shea’s team will now deal with something new: expectations.
5. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
They have talent on both sides of the ball but quarterback Zach Collaros needs to stay healthy.
6. Edmonton Eskimos
A late change in the front office has changed the culture. Is it for the better?
7. Toronto Argonauts
Given their train-wreck of an off-season, this is a sign of respect for Marc Trestman.
8. Montreal Alouettes
How much do Darian Durant and his aging teammates have left in the tank?
9. Saskatchewan Roughriders
They have a shiny new stadium but head coach Chris Jones is on the hot seat.