The 3DownNation power rankings have been tallied following Week 10 of the 2021 CFL season.
The Calgary Stampeders are making moves in the West Division following a second consecutive victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Bo Levi Mitchell almost has his team back to .500, which means the reports of Calgary’s death may have been greatly exaggerated.
Our power rankings are created by having our contributors rank each team from No. 1 to No. 9 independently, then averaging out the scores. Last week’s rankings are listed in brackets.
Enjoy the rankings and feel free to roast us on Twitter for anything you feel we’ve got wrong.
1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1)
Life is good when you’re on top and the Blue and Gold have been flexing in the No. 1 spot in the West Division for a while now. Winnipeg left a ton of points on the field at IG Field and still managed to beat Edmonton by 27 points. Wow. When’s the West Final?
2. Toronto Argonauts (2)
A last-second field goal from Boris Bede put the Boatmen firmly atop the East Division with a win over Hamilton. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is now 4-1 as the team’s starter, which is impressive considering he’s still not firmly entrenched as the No. 1 quarterback in The Six.
3. Calgary Stampeders (6)
The Stamps rocketed up three spots after another win over the Riders with this one coming in Regina. Dave Dickenson has capture the season series against his brother, but the clubs will meet for one final meeting in Week 12. West Division success — and brotherly bragging rights — will be on the line.
4. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4)
A last-second loss to the Argos was enough to keep the Ticats from slipping down the power rankings, but a 4-5 record has moved the club into third-place in the East Division. Jeremiah Masoli finally recaptured his old form — he passed for 361 yards and two touchdowns — but it wasn’t enough to best the Double Blue.
5. Saskatchewan Roughriders (3)
Back-to-back losses to the Stamps have dropped the Green and White to the middle of the pack heading into their Week 11 bye. Now 5-4, the Riders need to come back with a vengeance for the final third of their season to book a home playoff game with B.C. and Calgary in hot pursuit.
6. B.C. Lions (5)
The Black and Orange slipped one spot while on bye but still sit at a solid 4-4 in the standings. Given the league’s current playoff picture, Calgary’s visit to BC Place Stadium on Saturday has become one of the most critical games of the season.
7. Montreal Alouettes (7)
The Larks’ last-minute win over Ottawa didn’t impress our voters much, particularly with Vernon Adams Jr. being taken off the field on a stretcher with a shoulder injury. Matthew Shiltz led an impressive game-winning drive, but he’s not a proven starter and it appears he’ll be leading the team for the foreseeable future.
8. Ottawa Redblacks (8)
Another loss has firmly planted the Redblacks at the bottom of the East Division, trailing Hamilton and Montreal by four points. Caleb Evans has breathed some new life into Ottawa’s offence but it doesn’t seem like he’ll have this team playoff-bound by the end of the regular season.
9. Edmonton Elks (9)
The Elks really put the ‘L’ in ‘Elks,’ don’t they? Taylor Cornelius will start this week’s game against Winnipeg despite Trevor Harris being perfectly healthy. That seems like a desperate move from a desperate team desperately trying to generate some offence.