It’s clear cut: Calgary is the best team in the CFL and Montreal is the worst.
The rest could create some debate.
1. Calgary Stampeders (last week 1)
The Stampede is normally in July, but it returned for one fall day. Calgary came out and put a thorough beatdown on the Alouettes.
2. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (last week 2)
Mike O’Shea proved he can keep his team extremely focus. The Bombers went into Edmonton where the Eskimos were desperate for a victory and earned an impressive road win.
3. Saskatchewan Roughriders (last week 3)
Kevin Glenn and the offence struggled, but Christion Jones sparked the Riders with a punt return touchdown and the comeback was on. Saskatchewan played a full 60 and that gave them the win.
4. Toronto Argonauts (last week 4)
Ricky Ray and DeVier Posey connected for the game-winning score in a big-time comeback effort from Toronto, that makes the Argos a definite favourite to claim the East Division regular season title.
5. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (last week 5)
Hamilton couldn’t hang on to a 14-point fourth quarter lead in Week 15 and it cost them a legitimate chance at making the playoffs.
6. Ottawa Redblacks (last week 6)
Another rough go for Ryan Lindley. Ottawa needs to get Trevor Harris or Drew Tate back behind centre – fast.
7. Edmonton Eskimos (last week 7)
Mike Reilly’s late interception did the Eskimos in just after they had gotten within two points.
8. B.C. Lions (last week 8)
Wally Buono’s group had a bye week and watched Saskatchewan eek out a win over Ottawa, but fortunately, Winnipeg beat Edmonton, which keeps B.C. in striking range.
9. Montreal Alouettes (last week 9)
Veteran defensive end John Bowman says it seems like “a lot of people don’t care” in the Alouettes locker room. Yikes.