Safimod’s 2018 Power Rankings – Week 16
Published: Monday, Oct 1st 2018, 5:10pm
By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)
1 – Calgary (11-2)
2 – Ottawa (8-5)
3 – Saskatchewan (9-5)
4 – Winnipeg (7-7)
5 – Hamilton (7-7)
6 – Edmonton (7-7)
7 – BC (6-7)
8 – Toronto (3-10)
9 – Montreal (3-11)
If last week made for exciting football across the board, this week was the opposite of that. Three blowouts, and a game that certainly didn’t feel as close as the final score would indicate.
Calgary got their revenge, again, for last year’s Grey Cup, in dominating the Toronto Argonauts and effectively ending their playoff chances. In doing so, the Stampeders clinched their 14th consecutive playoff berth.
Saskatchewan sticks around in 3rd place after a 34-29 victory over the Alouettes on Sunday night. The Riders offense moved the ball early and often en route to four offensive touchdowns for the first time in 2018. I’d like to toot my own horn here and say I predicted four offensive touchdowns in my preview of the game. If their offense can get going, they will be a force come November.
Winnipeg laid waste to the Edmonton Eskimos at Commonwealth on Saturday night, with their season on the line. With the toughest schedule out of any team looking to make the playoffs, they can’t afford any slips. Edmonton, on the other hand, suddenly looks like a team in trouble. Four weeks ago, they were a lock on 2nd place. Today, they need to put a few wins together or they could find themselves on the outside looking in.
BC may have danced on Hamilton’s Logo on Friday afternoon, but it was the Ticats who were dancing all day Saturday, with a commanding 40-10 win. With Winnipeg’s win and BC and Edmonton’s losses, the West Division is a tight race. All three teams find themselves within a ½ game, fighting over two playoff spots. We are in for a fun last 5 weeks in the Canadian Football League regular season in 2018.
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