Safimod's Power Rankings - Week 13 Edition
Published: Monday, Sep 9th 2019, 12:09pm
by: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)
1 – Hamilton Tiger-cats (9-2) (LW: 2)
2 – Calgary Stampeders (7-4) (LW: 3)
3 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-3) (LW: 4)
4 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (7-4) (LW: 1)
5 – Montreal Alouettes (6-4) (LW: 5)
6 – Toronto Argonauts (2-9) (LW: 7)
7 – Edmonton Eskimos (6-6) (LW: 6)
8 – BC Lions (1-10) (LW: 8)
9 – Ottawa REDBLACKS (3-8) (LW: 9)
Hamilton fans rejoice, for your team has its grip on the #1 spot in this week’s standings. It may have been on a bye week, but its hard to argue against them being the #1 team in the CFL at this point.
The Calgary Stampeders continue their rise up the standings as they sit at #2 after their 3rd win over Edmonton in recent weeks. With Bo Levi Mitchell back behind center, we are starting to see the Calgary Stampeders team that we’ve become accustomed to over the last few years.
The Bombers showed they didn’t deserve quite as heavy a drop last week with a convincing trouncing over the previously #1 Saskatchewan Roughriders. They have solid depth and it showed through this past week.
The Riders dropped from 1st to 4th after their abysmal performance over the Bombers in the Banjo Bowl. They will need a quick bounce back if they want to disprove the idea that they haven’t “beaten anybody” yet.
Toronto is showing they are a team on the rise after their win over Ottawa on Saturday. It’s odd to see a 2-9 team ranked above a 6-6 team, but Toronto is moving on up. It’s likely too late for this season, but they can continue to push towards a successful 2020 season.
What is left to say about BC and Ottawa, after they both fall yet again this week. BC did a better job protecting Mike Reilly, but that was against a weak Montreal defensive line. Let’s see what happens going forwards. Ottawa is just a bad football team right now. There are no other words for it. They may pull out a win or two to close out the football season, but they will find themselves on the outside looking in in November.