3DownNation power rankings: Redblacks hit rock bottom

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Tensions are rising in the nation’s capital as the Redblacks fall from grace unfolds.

Three of the last four years Ottawa played in the Grey Cup, winning the CFL title in 2016. But the current collection of Redblacks are performing more like chumps than champs.

Four straight losses have seen Rick Campbell and Marcel Desjardins group plummet to the basement of the CFL. Forget the two wins to start the season which had some Kool Aid drinkers believing, the Redblacks are bad and it’s not going to get much better 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.

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  1. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1)

Brandon Banks and the Ticats were chillin’ on the bye week and held down the top spot.

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2. Calgary Stampeders (3)

Reggie Begelton has arrived as a star and go-to option for Bo Levi Mitchell in Cowtown.

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3. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4)

The Bombers are flying high with Chris Streveler leading the offence.

4. Saskatchewan Roughriders (2)

Back to reality in the prairies, but the six-game winning streak told us a whole lot about the Riders.

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

5. Montreal Alouettes (5)

Vernon Adams Jr. stays loose and keeps making plays in the game’s most important moments.

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Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

6. Edmonton Eskimos (6)

Edmonton is the definition of mediocre based on the 6-6 record. There are lots of people who believe Jason Maas needs to get more out of a talented roster.

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7. Toronto Argonauts (7)

The Argos won’t make the playoffs, but there is no doubt McLeod Bethel-Thompson is playing solid football.

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8. B.C. Lions (9)

B.C. was better following their bye week. However, one win on the board in 11 games has them last in the CFL standings.

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9. Ottawa Redblacks (8)

Jon Jennings provides some hope for the offence to improve.