Safimod’s Power Rankings
Published: Monday, Jun 26th 2017, 4:06pm
Safimod’s Power Rankings
This season, I’m trying something new with my power rankings. I am not going to take potential into these rankings at all. It will all be about how you perform on the field. It is going to be solely based on the last 4 or 5 games of the season, with an emphasis on the most recent games. Go on a winning streak, you’ll likely vault up the standings. Lose a few, and you’ll see your ranking drop faster than Genie Bouchard. Without further ado, based on week 1 of the CFL Season, here are my power rankings:
1) Toronto Argonauts
2) Edmonton Eskimos
3) Ottawa REDBLACKS
4) Calgary Stampeders
5) BC Lions
6) Montreal Alouettes
7) Saskatchewan Roughriders
8) Hamilton Tiger Cats
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Unranked)
The Toronto Argonauts put on an impressive display versus the Hamilton Tiger Cats, with the only decisive win of week 1. Were it not for a pair of dropped TD passes, it could have been even uglier. On the flip side, no part of the Ticats, save for their FG blocking, looked good last night.
Edmonton looked strong versus the BC Lions, with Brandon Zylstra and Duke Williams forming a solid ½ punch in this one. Interesting that outside of those two, no receiver for the Eskimos (including Adarius Bowman) topped 15 yards. That will be something to watch next week.
Ottawa and Calgary, you could literally flip spots in this week’s rankings, given their tie. Ottawa looked strong out of the gate, but blew two separate double digit leads in allowing the Stampeders right back into this game. Last time they tied with Calgary to open the season, it worked out OK for them, though.
Both Montreal and Saskatchewan looked much improved over the beginning of their 2016 season. Strong defensive efforts led the way, with great play from Jovon Johnson (Saskatchewan) and Jonathon Mincy. This game also saw the first of hopefully many “Touchdowns for Kids” with Bakari Grant. To hear more about that, check out this week’s episode of the Piffles Podcast.
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