One week was all it took to shake up the 3DownNation power rankings.
The top team held steady but following that are risers, fallers, and a three-way tie at the bottom.
The power rankings are done by having 3Down contributors rank each team from No. 1 to No. 9. The team with the fewest “points” gets the top ranking with each subsequent club receiving ranking two through nine. Previous rankings are listed in brackets.
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1)
Mike O’Shea’s group lived up to the pre-season hype and put together a convincing road victory in the Lions Den.
2. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4)
The Tabbies performance was as sloppy as the weather in Hamilton last Thursday, but all that matters is the dub.
3. Edmonton Eskimos (6)
It’s easy to look competent against the Alouettes but Trevor Harris looked elite. However, the late push from Montreal has to be cause for concern in Edmonton.
4. B.C. Lions (3)
The sideways cap got its first regular season workout in orange and black. After the loss maybe DeVone Claybrooks will have to work in a fresh lid.
5. Ottawa Redblacks (8)
Against all odds, Dominique Davis throws four interceptions and still somehow produces a winning result in the hardest place to earn a road victory in the CFL.
6. Calgary Stampeders (2)
The defending champs controlled the first 45 minutes but were outscored 11-0 in the final 15. That sent the Stamps into a slide down the rankings.
7. Saskatchewan Roughriders (5), Toronto Argonauts (7), Montreal Alouettes (9)
Three-way tie for the last spot in the rankings.
The Riders played well enough to win in Hamilton, despite Zach Collaros being knocked out on the team’s third offensive snap.
Toronto watched all the Week 1 action on the bye.
Khari Jones seems to have infused some energy into the Als’ locker room even though the first result as a head coach was a loss.