Just when it appeared some teams were going to run away from the pack the playing field has been levelled.

Winnipeg, Hamilton and Edmonton seemed to have a lead which was growing on the rest of the CFL teams, but losses by each franchise in Week 8 has quickly brought parity to the 2019 season.

The bottom team (the Argos) beat the top squad (the Bombers), Calgary is still clearly better in Alberta (even without Bo Levi Mitchell) and a sprinkle of Jesus turned the Ticats fortunes inn Regina. That meant each of the top three from one week ago lost. No lead is safe seems usable again.

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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  1. Calgary Stampeders (4)

The Stamps have been stellar on defence, especially while Bo Levi Mitchell has been out.

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Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

2. Edmonton Eskimos (2)

Jason Maas and the Esks missed a golden opportunity to get Calgary while the reigning MOP was on the sideline.

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Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

3. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1)

Just like Mike O’Shea there were looks of disbelief around the CFL when Toronto topped Winnipeg.

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3. Saskatchewan Roughriders (5)

Jesus sprinkles only come in green and white.

5. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3)

Dane Evans had his first start as the unquestioned No. 1 QB for Hamilton in the toughest spot to play in the CFL.

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6. Ottawa Redblacks (7)

The Redblacks want Dedmon to do lots or running (for touchdowns).

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

6. Montreal Alouettes (6)

Right when Vernon Adams earns a starting quarterback job a cheap spearing shot takes it away.

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

8. Toronto Argonauts (9)

McLeod magic.

9. B.C. Lions (8)

Beard or not the Lions have been bad, so far.

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