Just when some pundits were writing Calgary off following a loss in Montreal, the Stampeders displayed championship resolve while beating Saskatchewan in Week 18.
That victory has the white horses racing back up the rankings. Calgary controls their fate for the West Division title and it’s brought the backers back on board the bandwagon.
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 (1)
The Ticats didn’t even have to clinch the East Division regular season title on the field. It would have happened eventually anyway as Orlondo Steinauer has the black and gold pointed towards a franchise record for single-season wins.
2. Calgary Stampeders (4)
Bo Levi Mitchell delivered in the clutch, again. And got the best of the Riders, again.
3. Saskatchewan Roughriders (3)
The Riders chances of a division crown took a downturn, but there are scenarios where Saskie can top the West.
4. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5)
Andrew Harris ran for a career-high and pulled the Bombers out of a mini tailspin.
5. Montreal Alouettes (3)
Vernon Adams Jr. made four too many mistakes and they cost the Als in Winterpeg.
6. Edmonton Eskimos (7)
Logan Kilgore toughed it out after Odell Willis caused him to bite through his tongue and play with a bloody mouth.
7. B.C. Lions (6)
The Lion King was knocked out and the Lions post-season hopes were too.
8. Toronto Argonauts (9)
Pinball Clemons record as a general manager: 1-0. So far it’s as clean as his million dollar smile.
9. Ottawa Redblacks (8)
Dead ass last. Ottawa is the worst team in the league, but president Mark Goudie expects the general manager and head coach back in 2020.