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Safimod’s Power Rankings – Week 2

Published: Monday, Jul 3rd 2017, 5:07pm

By Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)

After a week two that was filled with exciting CFL football, there has been quite a bit of movement in my power rankings. 3 of the 4 games were decided by 4 points or less, while it took until the 4th quarter for the BC Lions to pull away in the 4th game.

  1. Edmonton Eskimos (LW – 1) – The only 2-0 team in the CFL, with wins against Montreal and BC, the Eskimos look to be better than the team some predicted them to be.
  2. Calgary Stampeders (LW – 4) – It’s a shame that the Stampeders and REDBLACKS won’t play again until 2018 (barring a Grey Cup rematch). Two absolutely amazing games in weeks 1 and 2 showed everyone that these teams are still near the top of the league.
  3. BC Lions (LW – 5) – A strong 4th quarter was the difference in Friday’s win over the upstart Toronto Argos.
  4. Ottawa (LW – 3) – It’s a shame that the REDBLACKS and Stampeders won’t play again until 2018 (barring a Grey Cup rematch). Two absolutely amazing games in weeks 1 and 2 showed everyone that these teams are still near the top of the league.
  5. Toronto (LW – 1) – After a solid opening game, and a good first 3 quarters, the Argos seemed to run out of gas in the 4th quarter. A tough game against the Ottawa REDBLACKS in week 3 will paint a picture of where the Argos fit in the picture.
  6. Winnipeg (LW – Unranked) – A solid middle part of the game, and some defensive let downs by the Riders (apparently, covering Weston Dressler is a guideline, more than an actual rule) were the difference in Saturday’s game. Solid offensively, but suspect defensively, a week 3 battle versus Calgary will tell us more.
  7. Montreal (LW – 6) – Montreal held strong against the top ranked team in the Safimod Power rankings, but ultimately gave up a 4th quarter lead
  8. Saskatchewan (LW – 7) – A strong 4th quarter comeback may have been foiled by a doink off the uprights from Tyler Crapigna, but Saturday’s game was lost in about 8 minutes between the 2nd and 3rd quarter. There was a lot of positives from that game that could see the Riders start moving up the standings.
  9. Hamilton (LW – 8) – An entire week off after their debacle versus Toronto might do them some good. They need to show better versus Saskatchewan in week 3, or this could be a long season for the Hamilton Tiger Cats.

 

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