Safimod’s 2019 Power Rankings – Week 16 Edition
Published: Monday, Sep 30th 2019, 7:09pm
By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)
1 – Calgary Stampeders (9-4) (LW: 1)
2 – Hamilton Tiger-cats (11-3) (LW: 2)
3 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-4) (LW: 4)
4 – Montreal Alouettes (7-6) (LW: 3)
5 – BC Lions (4-10) (LW: 6)
6 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-5) (LW: 5)
7 – Edmonton Eskimos (6-8) (LW: 8)
8 – Toronto Argonauts (2-11) (LW: 7)
9 – Ottawa REDBLACKS (3-11) (LW: 9)
Calgary remains atop the Safimod power rankings after their bye week, with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats still close on their heels following their dominating win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Roughriders move up from 4th place to 3rd place after taking care of business in Toronto on Saturday afternoon.
The Montreal Alouettes drop from 3rd to 4th. Feels appropriate that they would drop 1 spot, considering it was a single yard that was the difference between victory and defeat.
The BC Lions continue their rise up the rankings, moving from 6th to 5th following their 3rd consecutive victory. Yes, 2 of them came against Ottawa, and the 3rd came from a VAJ-less Montreal squad, but in the end, wins are wins, and BC is starting to put them together. Too little too late, but they are heading in the right direction as they look towards 2020.
Winnipeg continues their drop down the rankings, losing their 3rd game in the last 4. While the schedule was tough (Sask/Sask/Montreal/Hamilton) they aren’t getting the job done. This is Chris Streveler’s team now, and .500 football isn’t going to win a Grey Cup.
Edmonton vaults over the Toronto Argonauts, after ending their 4 game losing streak in Ottawa on Saturday. The Eskimos will need to hope their backup can deliver like Cody Fajardo and Dane Evans, if they want to have a shot this season.
What’s left to say about Ottawa? At 3-11, they are not officially eliminated yet, but they are inching very close. Both Ottawa and Toronto need to win out, and have either Montreal or Edmonton lose it, to make the playoffs. Don’t see either situation happening. I would wager my house that the 6 playoffs teams will be Hamilton, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Saskatchewan and Calgary. Only thing left to decide is who will go where when November rolls around. It’s pretty that next week will see at least 1 team drop off the rankings.
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