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Safimod’s Power Rankings – Week 11 Edition

Published: Monday, Aug 26th 2019, 2:08pm

1 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8-2) (LW: 1)

2 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-3) (LW: 4)

3 – Hamilton Tiger-cats (8-2) (LW: 2)

4 – Calgary Stampeders (5-4) (LW: 5)

5 – Edmonton Eskimos (6-4) (LW: 3)

6 – Montreal Alouettes (5-4) (LW: 6)

7 – Toronto Argonauts (1-8) (LW: 7)

8 – BC Lions (1-9) (LW: 9)

9 – Ottawa REDBLACKS (3-7) (LW: 8)

After handing over the reins to Greg for a week, I’m back with my (much more accurate) version of the CFL Power Rankings.

Winnipeg retains its #1 spot this week, despite their running back behind center throwing for under 100 yards in their win over Edmonton on Friday night. Your QB running for more yards than he throws is usually not a recipe for success, but we will see what Labour Day brings. On the flip side, Winnipeg’s defense, led by Willie Jefferson, is playing solid ball right now.

The Riders move up from 4th to 2nd overall this week, on the back of their 5th straight victory. The Riders only needed 1 quarter to beat the Ottawa REDBLACKS this week, unlike a few weeks back in Montreal when they needed almost 3. This team is rolling now.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats do the unthinkable, and drop a spot after a win. Simply put, they barely beat a BC team that sits at 1-9 on the season. Their defense was amazing, putting Reilly on the turf 7 times and picking him off twice, but their offense left much to be desired.

Edmonton moves from 3rd to 5th after their loss to Winnipeg. There has been talk all season about “who have the Riders beat”… Well – who have the Eskimos beat? Montreal (in week 1, before they started rolling), BCx2, Torontox2 and Ottawa. A Labour Day home and home with the Calgary Stampeders will help show us what this Eskimos team is really made of.

Ottawa drops down to 9th place. Right now, both BC and Toronto look like they are starting to figure things out. The wins aren’t there, but their games are getting better. Ottawa, on the other hand, can’t seem to get out of their own way.



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