3Down Power Rankings: New tenants in the penthouse

One loss by the Calgary Stampeders has caused a major shuffle at the top.

The Stamps lost for a fourth straight time in Montreal, which gives us a new No. 1 team for one week at least. How long will they last at that spot? Let’s see what a five-game week brings.

1. Edmonton Eskimos (last week 2)

Former Redblack Travon Van started for the first time in place of John White, out with a season-ending injury, and rushed for 108 yards on 18 carries. That kind of ground production to go along with Mike Reilly makes the Esks offence a dynamic group.

BC Lions quarterback Travis Lulay (14) THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

2. B.C. Lions (last week 3)

Travis Lulay set a CFL record for passing yards when coming off the bench with 436, a career-high for the 2011 MOP while leading B.C. to a third straight road win in the eastern time zone. That feat is almost as impressive as what Lulay did on Saturday night when Jonathon Jennings left after one play with a shoulder injury.

3. Calgary Stampeders (last week 1)

Jerome Messam had one yard rushing, the same amount as he had fumbles and ejections. All added up to a loss for the Stamps who have struggled recently in La Bell Province – four losses in a row there.

4. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (last week 5)

#WhatAboutKaren? Well her Bombers did get a win, largely due to the blown call that cost her a million bucks, but that’s an expensive silver lining.

Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray (15). THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

5. Toronto Argonauts (last week 4)

Ricky Ray felt Karen Kuldys’ pain as the negated Martese Jackson kick-off return touchdown likely cost the Argos a victory.

Montreal Alouettes’ Tyrell Sutton (20) celebrates with teammates Luc Brodeur-Jourdain (58) and B.J. Cunningham. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

6. Montreal Alouettes (last week 7)

A late touchdown drive from the Als delivered an upset win over Calgary and meant the party was on in Montreal.

7. Ottawa Redblacks (last week 6)

Yet another near miss for the team from the nation’s capital – three losses have come by a total four, one and two points. No rest for the winless as Ottawa plays two games in five days in Week 5.

Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Duron Carter (89) gets tangled up with Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Will Smith (37) after making a grab during second half CFL football action in Regina on Saturday, July 8, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

8. Saskatchewan Roughriders (last week 8)

Imagine what the bye week could’ve been like if the Riders were 0-3? Gulp. But the green and white prairie heroes enjoyed it after the first victory at new Mosaic.

BC Lions defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy holds onto Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Jalen Saunders after Saunders’ 60-yard reception during first-half CFL action in Hamilton, Ont., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

9. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (last week 9)

0-3 will bring tension, whether the Ticats deny it or not. Although, Hamilton made some plays on offence and protected Zach Collaros better. Edmonton comes to Steeltown on a short week.

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