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There is an air of secrecy surrounding the Montreal Alouettes.

Als president Patrick Boivin would not elaborate on the reasons for Kavis Reed being fired – keeping secrets. Whatever covert operations were going on will be divulged in one way or another over time.

No mystery exists about how the teams around the league stack up in the 3DownNation power rankings. Despite the disaster off the field, Montreal rises as the birds have flown to two straight wins under the guidance of Khari Jones. Seven teams moved spots among the nine ranked, it should be easy which two held firm.

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 rankings two through nine. The previous week’s rankings are listed in brackets.

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Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com
  1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1)

Matt Nichols has game-managed the Bombers to a perfect 4-0 record. There is nothing secret about Winnipeg’s Grey Cup aspirations.

Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com
Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

2. Edmonton Eskimos (4)

Trevor Harris has passed for more yards and touchdowns – in one fewer game – than Mike Reilly and costs around $150,000 less. Edmonton is making pundits eat their words.

Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com
Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

3. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3)

Brandon Banks has been money for the Ticats – well worth the cash.

Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com
Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

4. Calgary Stampeders (2)

Eric Rogers’ off night surprised just as much as the Stampeders inability to come up clutch in the fourth quarter against Hamilton. The Stamps outplayed the Ticats for 45 minutes, but it takes the full 60 – 57+3 – in the CFL.

Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com
Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

5. Montreal Alouettes (6)

Two – one former – quarterbacks have the Alouettes flight arrow up: Vernon Adams and Khari Jones. Montreal can compete even with all the distractions in La Belle province.

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Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

6. Ottawa Redblacks (5)

Are the Redblacks more like the 2-0 team or 0-2 squad? As you can tell by Rick Campbell’s face, Ottawa is a perplexing club which has some figuring out to do.

7. Saskatchewan Roughriders (6)

Fresh off a bye week, the Riders need to show some growth like the wheat has been sprouting around the province of the followers are going to be worried about the yield in 2019.

Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com
Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

8. B.C. Lions (8)

Beard or no beard B.C. has been brutal.

9. Toronto Argonauts (9)

What’s the winning direction Corey Chamblin was talking about? It must be a different definition than most of us have about the word “win”.

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