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2024 Piffles Power Rankings – Week 1

Published: Tuesday, Jun 4th 2024, 8:06am

By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)

It’s that time of year, again. The preseason is over and legitimate football is on our doorstep. The 2024 regular season kicks off with a 2023 Grey Cup rematch on Thursday evening, but before we get there it’s time for our 2024 Piffles Power Rankings. This season, I will be bringing Greg and Alex along for the power rankings ride. We will each create our own 1 thru 9 power rankings which will be weighted together to bring you the official Piffles Power Rankings. Week 1 was especially easy to weight because somehow all 3 of us managed to rank 1 thru 9 identically.

  • 1 – Montreal

Alex – The Grey Cup champs will always start the year #1 in my rankings… to be the man, WHOOOO, you have to beat the man

  • 2 – BC Lions

Greg – This is the year Vernon Adams needs to take that next step into the elite tier or it may never happen

  • 3 – Winnipeg

Steve – This feels generous, but given they are coming off of 4 straight Grey Cup berths, it is hard to rank them any lower than 3rd at this point. Another year older for a team that hasn’t been able to finish the job the last couple seasons is a question mark

  • 4 – Saskatchewan

Alex – Everyone says their success hinges on Trevor Harris and everyone is right… but you could say that about any team losing their starting QB. This is going to be a very competitive team with new head coach Corey Mace.

  • 5 – Toronto

Steve – They would have been higher up the rankings but their starting QB is suspended for the first 9 games. Cameron Dukes looks like he has potential, but there will be growing pains. Did Pinball fill the holes left by the talent lost in free agency?

  • 6 – Hamilton

Greg – Bo Levi Mitchell’s health is a concern, but the big question is.. can Scott Milanovich put these pieces together

  • 7 – Edmonton

Alex – It’s year 3 of a Chris Jones tear down and rebuild and that usually provides results. They need it because it’s sad to see how far this franchise has fallen.

  • 8 – Calgary

Greg – This might be the worst Stampeders team on paper that I can remember. They have individuals but not much of a team.

  • 9 – Ottawa

Steve – What else can be said at this point? You can only win so many offseason’s before it actually takes effect on the field, right? Here’s hoping REDBLACKS management has finally put the right pieces together to turn this franchise into a successful one on the field.

 

 

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