SAFIMOD'S 2019 POWER RANKINGS - WEEK 7 EDITION
Published: Monday, Jul 29th 2019, 2:07pm
By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)
1 – Hamilton Tiger-cats (5-1) (LW: 2)
2 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-1) (LW: 1)
3 – Montreal Alouettes (3-2) (LW: 3)
4 – Edmonton Eskimos (4-2) (LW: 5)
5 – Calgary Stampeders (4-2) (LW: 4)
6 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-3) (LW: 6)
7 – Ottawa REDBLACKS (2-4) (LW: 7)
8 – BC Lions (1-6) (LW: 8)
9 – Toronto Argonauts (0-6) (LW: 9)
Like Ric Flair says, to be the man (WOO!) you’ve got to beat the man, and that’s exactly what the Hamilton Tiger-Cats did on Friday night at home. Even after watching their starting QB go down to a season-ending injury, the Ticats took care of business. We will see if that continues, but for now, they overtake the top spot.
Calgary drops down 1 spot to 5th. They needed every one of the 60 minutes on the clock, and a questionable coaching decision from Rick Campbell, to dispatch of the Ottawa REDBLACKS.
It took the Argos getting shutout by Edmonton to prevent the BC Lions from dropping to 9th on the rankings. At this point, its 9a/9b, as the Lions and Argos battle each other for who can manage to crap the bed the most in a single week.
The Riders stay at 6th after home and home wins vs BC because, well, it was BC. A win vs Hamilton this week could see a jump in the rankings, while a bad loss would show the rest of the league that they belong in the bottom tier alongside Ottawa, BC and Toronto.