We almost had our first week with no changes in the rankings but the Hamilton Tiger-Cats loss to the Ottawa Redblacks saw the Ticats drop a spot behind the idle B.C. Lions while the rest of the league maintained their respective spots in the rankings. With a third of the regular season in the books, things are starting to settle into familiar patterns – at least for now.
1. Calgary Stampeders (Previous ranking: 1)
The undisputed No. 1 team in the CFL, Calgary is undefeated and seemingly invincible.
2. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Previous ranking: 2)
The Bombers offence looks slick, the defence is very solid and their special teams feature the best kicker in the game. Any questions? Didn’t think so.
3. Edmonton Eskimos (Previous ranking: 3)
No bonus points for walloping Montreal but a tester at home against an increasingly desperate Riders team this week.
4. Ottawa Redblacks (Previous ranking: 4)
Oh hey look it’s the East Division.
5. Saskatchewan Roughriders (Previous ranking: 5)
A horrible first quarter doomed the Riders against Calgary but they more or less held their own otherwise.
6. B.C. Lions (Previous ranking: 7)
The Leos move up without playing a game which says a lot about the state of affairs near the bottom.
7. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Previous ranking: 6)
Oh hey look it’s the rest of the East Division.
8. Toronto Argonauts (Previous ranking: 8)
The Argos are in free fall, making a change at quarterback and were just a single point ahead of Montreal in the tabulations.
9. Montreal Alouettes (Previous ranking: 9)
The Johnny era begins in earnest. But will it make a difference?