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Safimod's 2019 Power Rankings - Week 9 Edition

Published: Monday, Aug 12th 2019, 12:08pm

1 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-2) (LW: 9)

2 – Hamilton Tiger-cats (6-2) (LW: 2)

2.65 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (5-3) (LW: 3)

4 – Calgary Stampeders (5-3) (LW: 1)

5 – Edmonton Eskimos (5-3) (LW: 5)

6 – Montreal Alouettes (3-4) (LW: 4)

7 – Toronto Argonauts (1-6) (LW: 8)

8 – Ottawa REDBLACKS (3-5) (LW: 6)

9 – BC Lions (1-7) (LW: 9)

Winnipeg’s 1-week punishment in the basement is over and they find themselves back on top of the rankings after beating the previous edition’s #1 overall team (Calgary).

Hamilton had a little trouble disposing of the now 1-7 BC Lions, and were it not for an awful missed hold on a Hamilton return TD, they could easily have lost. Having said that, Hamilton continues to find ways to win, despite missing their MOP caliber QB.

The Riders find themselves in the interesting position of being in 2.65th place out of 9 in this week’s Power Rankings. A sprinkle of Jesus mixed with a ton of Zeus’ lightning saw the Riders walk out of Montreal with a 17-10 win, having played only 42 minutes of football. In the end, the Riders were the better team, but lose 1/3 of a ranking spot due to their inability to fight off mother nature like it was a QB for the Alouettes. 

Calgary drops from 1st to 4th after losing to the 9th place Winnipeg Blue Bombers. You lose to the team that just lost to the Toronto Argos, and you deserve a small tumble down the rankings. With Bo Levi Mitchell likely to return this week, it will be interesting to see if this team can round into its usual regular season form soon.

The Edmonton Eskimos remain in 5th place, beating the Ottawa REDBLACKS at home 16-12. It wasn’t pretty, but they got the job done.

Montreal had to combat a hard-hitting Riders defense as well as the weather but proved to be no match for either one. While they were moving the ball better with Schiltz than they did with Antonio Pipkin, he hadn’t yet managed to find the end zone when the game was called at 2:41 remaining. On the plus side, the Alouettes are a team on the rise this season and have a good chance at a playoff spot come November if they can continue.

Ottawa drops down to 8th place this week, behind the dormant Toronto Argonauts, but still ahead of the 1-7 BC Lions. Perhaps the REDBLACKS could put out a WANTED ad for a successful offence. They have a solid defense, but absolutely nothing coming from the offensive side of the ball save for a few spurts here and there (see week 2 vs Sask). Lucky for the REDBLACKS, they reside in the East, where a 3-5 record nearing the halfway point puts them a ½ game back of a playoff spot with plenty of season to go.

 

 

 

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