Another week, another set of unpredictable results that roiled the rankings.
Winnipeg’s unexpected road win and Hamilton’s utter domination of the Lions had a number of teams on the move while the dosey doe at the bottom of the table continued.
Let’s have a look at where things stand.
1. Calgary Stampeders (Previous ranking: 1)
Calgary dismantled the Argonauts to lock up a playoff spot and continue their stranglehold on top spot. The Stamps have been the top-ranked team since June 25.
2. Ottawa Redblacks (Previous ranking: 2)
The Redblacks are coming off a bye and will likely need a win over visiting Winnipeg to hang on to the No. 2 position.
3. Saskatchewan Roughriders (Previous ranking: 3)
It wasn’t pretty, but the 34-29 victory over Montreal was enough to stay put at No. 3. The Riders are at home to Edmonton this week in what will be another good test.
4. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Previous ranking: 6)
The Ticats defended their logo and jumped two spots by beating B.C. by 30. Off this week.
5. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Previous ranking: 7)
The Bombers gave their playoff hopes a massive boost by beating the Esks in Edmonton but face another tough road game in Ottawa this week.
6. Edmonton Eskimos (Previous ranking: 4)
The Eskimos have gone from the No. 2 team in the rankings to No. 6 in three short weeks. Mosaic is a tough place to right the ship.
7. B.C. Lions (Previous ranking: 5)
B.C. with Travis Lulay is an entirely different animal than B.C. with Jon Jennings.
8. Montreal Alouettes (Previous ranking: 8)
Only in Montreal would a quarterback going nine for 16 for 138 yards be considered signs of progress.
9. Toronto Argonauts (Previous ranking: 9)
Toronto got whipped by Calgary, stayed in the city and got snowed on. That’s Argo football in 2018.