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Safimod’s Power Rankings – Week 18

Published: Monday, Oct 23rd 2017, 8:10pm

By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)

1. Saskatchewan (Up 2) – Next up: Montreal

2. Calgary (Down 1) – Next up: Edmonton

3. Winnipeg (Down 1) – Next up: BC

4. Hamilton (Up 1) – Next up: Ottawa

5. Ottawa (Down 1) – Next up: Hamilton

6. Edmonton (Even) – Next up: Calgary

7. Toronto (Even) – Next up: BYE

8. BC (Even) – Next up: Winnipeg

15. Montreal (Even) – Next up: Saskatcheawn

To quote the great Ric Flair “To be the man, you gotta beat the man” – and with that, the Riders are the ones to take down the #1 seeded Calgary Stampeders, and thus vault themselves in to the top spot. Speaking of those same Calgary Stampeders…Something isn’t right with Bo Levi Mitchell. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen him look even remotely close to that bad. If he isn’t 100% going into the playoffs, the West is up for grabs.

Winnipeg lost a tight battle in a way that is only fit for the CFL. Few plays in football more entertaining than the punt out after a missed field goal. Add in that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers lost, and I was quite satisfied with how that game finished.

Toronto, on the other hand, snatched victory from the claws of defeat in that game. Not worth a move up in the rankings, but they will be a force come playoffs if they put it all together.

Outside of that, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats move up another spot in the rankings with a convincing win over the 15th ranked Montreal Alouettes. They will be back with a vengeance in 2018, you can Bank(s) on that.

Ottawa drops down a spot only because Hamilton moved up on while they were on a bye. The loss of Brad Sinopoli might hurt the REDBLACKS come playoff time. We will see this weekend when they play those same Tiger-Cats.

 

********Reminder : We have 3 tickets up for grabs for this Friday’s game between Saskatchewan and Montreal at New Mosaic Stadium. All you need to do is head over to our twitter page (www.twitter.com/pifflespod) and RT the Contest tweet. Earn another entry by hitting up our facebook page (www.facebook.com/pifflespodcast) and share the contest tweet (and like the page). Draw will be made live on Tuesday on Facebook Live and Periscope********

 

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