This week’s power rankings sees West Division teams hold four of the top five spots, a product of going 3-0 against their East counterparts in Week 2. The Stamps retain top spot but the 2-0 Eskimos are starting to get some love from the 3DownNation voters whose weekly rankings compromise this list. And yes, the Riders are still last but they’ll get a chance to extricate themselves from the basement when they play the No. 8-ranked Ticats on Saturday.
No. 1 Calgary Stampeders (last week 1)
The Stamps still don’t look like the world-beaters they were last season but a convincing win against the defending Grey Cup champs was enough to keep them in top spot.
No. 2 Edmonton Eskimos (last week 3)
At 2-0, the Eskimos have looked like the CFL’s most complete team thus far. But after losing linebacker J.C. Sherritt to injury in Week 1, Edmonton saw running back John White go down with a knee injury. How many hits can they take?
No. 3 B.C. Lions (last week 5)
A solid road win against the Toronto Argonauts has returned the Lions to the No. 3-ranking they held to start the season.
No. 4 Ottawa Redblacks (last week 2)
The Redblacks haven’t won a game this season but are still the top-ranked East Division team. Their entertaining re-match of the re-match against Calgary earned them style points.
No. 5 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (last week 6)
Winning against the Riders in overtime to open new Mosaic Stadium means the Bombers fended off a green and white tidal wave.
No. 6 Toronto Argonauts (last week 4)
The boatmen hit some choppy waters after smooth sailing in Week 1. That said, Toronto did have a fourth quarter lead, but it was squandered.
No. 7 Montreal Alouettes (last week 7)
If Darian Durant could’ve produced a little more offence, the Als likely would’ve pulled off an upset.
No. 8 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (last week 8)
Ticats spent the bye week licking wounds and making adjustments for a trip to Riderville in Week 3.
No. 9 Saskatchewan Roughriders (last week 9)
There is much more wrong with the Riders than a kicker missing potential game-winning kicks. Counting would be a rudimentary place to start.