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SAFIMOD’S 2018 POWER RANKINGS – WEEK 5

Published: Monday, Jul 16th 2018, 2:07pm

By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)

1 – Calgary (4-0)

2 – Edmonton (3-2)

3 – Winnipeg (2-3)

4 – Hamilton (2-2)

5 – Saskatchewan (2-2)

6 – Ottawa (2-2)

7 – Toronto (1-3)

8 – BC (2-2)

9 – Montreal (1-3)

This has been a strange season in the CFL through 5 weeks. The only thing we know for certain, is the death of the Calgary Stampeders was called much too early. Yet again, they are running away as the class of the league in the regular season. Spots 2-8 seem to more or less a dart board toss where you could make a point for each team to be moved up or down 2 or 3 spots.

Both BC and Edmonton bounced back in the 2nd half of their home and home vs Winnipeg and Toronto respectively. BC’s bounce back was quite literally in the second half, as they managed to come back from a late 17-0 deficit to beat the Blue Bombers. It will take another solid effort from the BC Lions to show me they deserve to move up from 8th right now, but they are looking in the right direction.

I’m not putting too much stock in Winnipeg’s loss. I still think they are a top 3 team in the CFL right now, but it will be interesting to see how they bounce back from this one.

Several fans suggested I ranked the Ottawa REDBLACKS far too high last week, and after an abysmal performance versus the Calgary Stampeders, they took a healthy drop back to the lower half of the rankings where they seem to belong.

*** Piffles Podcast is putting on a touch football event at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Friday, August 10 to raise money for a great charity, Hope’s Home! We will play on the field for a few hours and then head off to Mr. Mike’s in Grasslands to celebrate and hold a silent auction with ALL the proceeds going to Hope’s Home in Regina! $60 gets you on the field for a fun evening, a shirt and more!

Also just announced, Jovon Johnson will be co-hosting the event with us.

Let us know if you are interested! Email pifflesbowl@gmail.com for more details! ***

*** Don’t forget to enter the 2018 Piffles Podcast Fan Contest! Running all season, we want to hear more about YOU, the GREAT Rider fans! What does Rider Pride mean to you? How did you become a fan? Who’s your favourite player? We would like to ask you these questions and more and share your story with ALL of Rider Nation! We have over $2,500 in prizes to give away and we would love to learn more about the passionate fans that make up Riderville! To enter, fill out the questionnaire and you are qualified! 20 Weekly Winners will be drawn throughout the season and EVERYONE that enters is put into the Grand Prize Draw to be made during the final week of the CFL regular season! ***

 

 

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