3Down power rankings: Movement in the middle

There is no question about the best and worst teams in the CFL, but the middle is full of uncertainty.

Winnipeg has run out to a perfect 5-0 record for the first time since 1960 and Toronto completes the symmetry at 0-5. B.C. is the only team stuck with one win, the other six squads have at least two which makes for differences among our pundits.

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.

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

  1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1)

Lots of reasons to smile in Winnipeg, it’s been a fun start for the Bombers.

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

2. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3)

Even though the Ticats were on a bye week, Hamilton managed to move up one spot in the rankings.

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

3. Calgary Stampeders (4)

Dave Dickenson keeps finding ways to win without star quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in the lineup.

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

4. Montreal Alouettes (5)

Khari Jones has the Als winning games again. That must be a refreshing feeling in Montreal.

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

5. Edmonton Eskimos (2)

Edmonton fell victim to the Montreal trap and dropped because of it.

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

6. Saskatchewan Roughriders (7)

Charleston Hughes led an assault on Mike Reilly which put Saskatchewan back in the win column.

Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

7. Ottawa Redblacks (6)

More and more Jon Jennings is feeling line a one-season flash in the pan and less like a rising, young QB with intriguing potential.

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

8. B.C. Lions (8)

Changes need to be made so Mike Reilly doesn’t continue to take constant punishment.

9. Toronto Argonauts (9)

The Argos are battling under Corey Chamblin, one positive sign for the O-fer club.

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