The Labour Day weekend games were classics and caused a collective change in the 3DownNation power rankings among the top six teams.
The Riders, Ticats and Stampeders all won on home turf and proved just how difficult it is to predict the outcomes week to week in 2019.
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.
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2)
If Dane Evans plays like he did in the second half against Toronto the Ticats could be Grey Cup favourites.
2. Saskatchewan Roughriders (3)
Cody Fajardo came up clutch yet again and the Riders are rolling.
3. Calgary Stampeders (5)
Bo Levi is back and so are the Stampeders as legitimate contenders.
4. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1)
Chris Streveler must make strides as a passer or the Bombers are going to be grounded.
5. Montreal Alouettes (6)
Montreal comes off a bye week with momentum and chance to jump on a reeling Lions team at home.
6. Edmonton Eskimos (4)
The pressure has been cranked up on Jason Maas in Edmonton.
7. Toronto Argonauts (7)
The blame game and posturing is already happening in Toronto.
8. Ottawa Redblacks (8)
Marcel Desjardins only has himself to be frustrated at for the Redblacks’ poor record.
9. B.C. Lions (9)
Let’s see if the Lions’ offensive line coach change helps protect Mike Reilly or not.