Home playoff games up for grabs in the West Division heading in to Week 20

The playoff teams may be locked in already, but seeding is still very much up for grabs heading in to Week 20 in the CFL.

Both Saskatchewan and Calgary can clinch a home playoff date with either a win or a tie this weekend, while the Stampeders can secure their fourth consecutive home West Final with a victory against Winnipeg and a Saskatchewan loss. Winnipeg also remains firmly in the equation to host the West Semi-Final, needing a win this week and a B.C. upset of the Stampeders in the final game of the regular season.

A Winnipeg victory this week, a Calgary loss next week and two Saskatchewan losses would result in a three-way tie atop the West Division at 11-7. The common record between the three teams and the higher winning percentage will then serve as the tie-breaker. That would see the teams ranked as follows: Calgary: 3-2 (.600), Winnipeg: 3-3 (.500), Saskatchewan: 2-3 (.400). This scenario would have the West Final at McMahon, while the Riders would travel to Winnipeg for the West Semi-Final.

The East Division playoff is set in stone, with league leading Hamilton earning the bye and Montreal hosting the East Semi-Final in their return to the playoffs for the first time since 2014. Edmonton has secured the crossover berth and will travel to La Belle Province in November, a record fourth consecutive year that a team has crossed over. At 2-1, Edmonton is the only crossover team with a winning record since the rule came into effect in 1996, but the Alouettes are a perfect 3-0 when hosting Western travellers in the playoffs.

With valuable home playoff games on the line, and the financial boost they bring with them, expect some fiery competition from West Division teams over the final two week.

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