Safimod's 2019 Power Rankings - Week 14 Edition
Published: Tuesday, Sep 17th 2019, 10:09am
by: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)
1 – Calgary Stampeders (8-4) (LW: 2)
2 – Hamilton Tiger-cats (9-3) (LW: 1)
3 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-3) (LW: 3)
4 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-4) (LW: 4)
5 – Montreal Alouettes (6-5) (LW: 5)
6 – Toronto Argonauts (2-9) (LW: 6)
7 – BC Lions (2-10) (LW: 8)
8 – Edmonton Eskimos (6-6) (LW: 7)
9 – Ottawa REDBLACKS (3-9) (LW: 9)
The return of Bo Levi Mitchell has seen a quick and steady rise up the rankings by the Calgary Stampeders as they find themselves back on top of the power rankings after a tight win over the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Were it not for a blocked field goal by Tre Roberson, things could be a little different, but in the end – good teams find a way to win. Hamilton’s stay at #1 was short lived as they fill to 2nd after yet another loss in Calgary. One of these days, they will pull out one of those tight games at McMahon Stadium, but it was not this year.
Saskatchewan and Montreal stay at 4/5 this week after Brett Lauther’s game winning FG with under 30 seconds to go saw the Riders find themselves with their 7th win in their last 8 games. It’s odd to see a team on a 7-1 streak to find themselves in 4th in the rankings, but that is just how tight it is in the top 4 spots right now. 2 points separates the top 4 teams in the CFL right now. We are in for a very exciting finish in the CFL.
BC vaults ahead of the dormant Eskimos in to 7th place this week after a 29-5 demolishing of the Ottawa REDBLACKS. While beating Ottawa isn’t anything to get too excited about, it is the way they did it that gives them a boost. They kept Reilly upright for the 2nd straight game (1 sack against over 2 games) and gave him the time he needed to make things happen. If they can continue to keep Reilly on his feet, they could certainly play a part in what happens down the stretch in the CFL playoffs. While it is likely too little too late to make the playoffs, they do have games versus Edmonton, Saskatchewan and Calgary, and could find themselves playing spoiler.
Edmonton drops down a spot on the bye week, mostly because of the concern around Trevor Harris. While he hasn’t been lighting it up in the Red Zone, he still gives the Eskimos their best chance to win week in and week out. A long term injury to him could see the Eskimos lock their place in the crossover spot, or fall out of contention all together.