Power rankings: Get on board or get out of the way

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.

Toronto Argonauts’ Declan Cross, left, is tackled by Calgary Stampeders’ Brandon Smith during CFL football action in Calgary, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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.

Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Zach Collaros sends the ball forward during first half CFL action against the Montreal Alouettes, in Montreal on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe

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.

Hamilton, Ontario, Sept 29, 2018-
Mike Daly celebrates as he carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the Tiger-Cats 40-10 win over the BC Lions at Tim Horton’s Field. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris (33) runs in a touchdown ahead of Edmonton Eskimos’ Adam Konar (38) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday September 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

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.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Marcus Sayles (36) picks up a fumble from Edmonton Eskimos kicker Hugh O’Neill (70) after teammates Ian Wild (38) and Abu Conteh (41) brought him down during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday, September 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

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.

BC Lions quarterback Jonathon Jennings (10) gets set to throw during first half CFL Football game action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton, Ont. on Saturday, September 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

7. B.C. Lions (Previous ranking: 5)

B.C. with Travis Lulay is an entirely different animal than B.C. with Jon Jennings.

Montreal Alouettes’ Johnny Manziel throws the ball down field during first half CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in Montreal on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe

8. Montreal Alouettes (Previous ranking: 8)

Only in Montreal would a quarterback going nine for 16 for 138 yards be considered signs of progress.

Toronto Argonauts’ quarterback James Franklin, right, celebrates his touchdown with teammate James Wilder Jr., during CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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.

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