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Safimod’s 2021 Power Rankings – Week 3

Published: Wednesday, Aug 18th 2021, 6:08pm

By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)

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

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and their defense are the clear number one in the league right now. If their defense continues to play at the level that they have through the first 2 weeks, they will be hard to beat.

The Riders fall in right behind them on the heals of a dominating win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Discipline remains the biggest question mark for this squad, but if they can get rid of costly penalties, the sky is the limit for Saskatchewan

Speaking of dominating wins, Montreal had zero issues dispatching the Elks despite playing their first game in almost 2 years. Vernon Adams certainly looks like the real deal that Alex predicted would win MOP, but is this a case of Edmonton is that bad or Montreal is that good?

Toronto drops 1 spot after hanging in tight with the Bombers. Many predicted they would need time to gel, but that may not be the case. Nick Arbuckle looks to be “the guy” going forwards, and that is good news for Toronto fans in my opinion.

BC jumps up two spots after their win over Calgary in an awful game at McMahon Stadium. But in the end, a win is a win and BC sits 3rd in the West and in a playoff spot early in the year.

Ottawa vaults over Edmonton and Calgary on their bye week after both Alberta teams fell on the weekend. Its not so much that Ottawa was good and deserved to rise up, but rather Calgary and Edmonton have looked that bad. They will need to put on a better performance than they did in week 1 to get past the Riders.




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