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Safimod’s 2019 Power Rankings – Week 4 Edition

Published: Monday, Jul 8th 2019, 8:07am

By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)

1 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-0) (LE: 2)

2 – Calgary Stampeders (2-1) (LE: 5)

3 – Hamilton Tiger-cats (3-1) (LE: 1)

4 – Edmonton Eskimos (2-1) (LE: 3)

5 – Ottawa REDBLACKS (2-1) (LE: 4)

6 – Montreal Alouettes (1-3) (LE: 8)

7 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-3) (LE: 6)

8 – BC Lions (1-3) (LE: 7)

9 – Toronto Argonauts (0-3) (LE: 9)

*LE=Last Edition

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Argos, they manage to lose on a missed field goal. Not only that, they lost because their end zones aren’t regulation depth and the returner stepped out as he caught the missed kick. CFL fans everywhere were deprived of one of the most exciting plays in the CFL. The kick-out. After coming back to tie it with less than a minute left, the Argos seemed hell bent on giving this one away, and did so.

The BC Lions still drop down a spot from 7 two weeks ago. 2 weeks in a row the Lions have managed to blow a late lead. At least this week they managed to hold on for the win, but it took an illegal kickoff, and a rouge for the win to get it done.

The Riders drop from 6 to 7 after a big win versus Toronto followed by a drubbing at the hands of the Calgary Stampeders. Who knows which Rider teams is the real team at this point, but until they put a few wins together, they will languish in the bottom half of my rankings.

The Montreal Alouettes made a move from 8th to 6th after a 36-29 win over the previously #1 ranked Hamilton Tiger-Cats. A bounce back performance over the previous week’s 41-10 loss. Are the Alouettes finally putting it together, or was this an “Any Given Sunday” type situation?

Ottawa drops from 5th to 4th this week. Last week, Alex called them pretenders in his contenders/pretenders article, and perhaps Friday’s 15-point loss shows why. Mental mistakes, turnovers and penalties all played a big part in their loss.

Winnipeg moves back up to number 1 following their win over Ottawa. The only undefeated team left in the CFL, the Blue Bombers have outscored their opposition 90-58 through 3 games. I hate to say it, but they do look to be the most well-rounded team in the CFL right now. Good thing its only July, and they still have 5 months to find a way to extend their streak to 30 years.

 

 

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