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Safimod’s 2021 Power Rankings – Week 2

Published: Tuesday, Aug 10th 2021, 6:08pm

  1. 1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers LW: 5
  2. 2. Saskatchewan Roughriders LW: 2
  3. 3. Toronto Argonauts LW: 7
  4. 4 Montreal Alouettes LW: 3
  5. 5. Hamilton Tiger-Cats LW: 1
  6. 6. Calgary Stampeders LW: 4
  7. 7. BC Lions LW: 8
  8. 8. Edmonton Elks LW: 6
  9. 9. Ottawa REDBLACKS LW: 12

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats came out of the gate on fire, scoring a long TD drive to open their season. They looked well set to show why they were the clear # 1 – Then the rest of the game happened, and we were left with nothing but question marks. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers vault up to the #1 spot with their victory over the preseason favourites.

Toronto makes a move up to the #4 spot this week. Looks like it didn’t take long for their entire team of free agent signings to gel. Let’s see if that gel holds going forwards, but for now they vault up 3 spots.

I was torn on where to put the BC Lions this week, but after careful consideration, they move up from 8th to 7th. While they may have made a game of it, there were too many question marks to move them up any farther this week. There were more ducks in that game than the Lumsden Duck Derby, and their kicking game is now a huge question mark.

Edmonton drops from 6th to 8th, 1 spot ahead of the team they lost to on Saturday night. In typical fashion, Trevor Harris and his offense were great between the 20s, but couldn’t punch in a major and it cost them. Ottawa remains at the bottom despite their victory, mainly based on the their offense’s inability to provide any kind of legitimate offense. Their defense can only do so much, and in a 14 game season I don’t know if it will be enough.



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