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Safimod’s Week 3 CFL Power Rankings

Published: Wednesday, Jun 21st 2023, 2:06pm

Safimod’s Week 3 CFL Power Rankings

  • 1 – Winnipeg (2-0) LW: 1
  • 2 – Toronto (1-0) LW: 2
  • 3 – BC (2-0) LW: 3
  • 4 – Saskatchewan (1-1) LW: 5
  • 5 – Montreal (1-0) LW: 6
  • 6 – Calgary (1-1) LW: 7
  • 7 – Hamilton (0-2) LW: 4
  • 8 – Ottawa (0-2) LW: 8


Winnipeg remains the clear team at the top of the Power Rankings after they toppled the Riders at Mosaic Stadium on Friday night. The way they are playing, it will take a near perfect game to topple them.

Toronto did nothing to make me question their spot at #2 on my rankings thus far. Defending champs, and Chad Kelly didn’t look too bad. Took a minute to get going, but they got there. Let’s see how Kelly progresses as teams get more film on him throughout the season.

BC stays at number 3 after a shutout victory over the Edmonton Elks. The Lions look to be a very well rounded team, and could be the team to topple the Bombers as the season progresses.

The Riders move up from 5th to 4th, despite their 45-27 loss to Winnipeg. Their offense looked good, Trevor Harris looked solid, and we know that defense will get it together in the weeks to come.

Sorry Greg – but the Montreal Alouettes are doing a little moving on their bye week. Once again, has more to do with the teams around them, but Montreal jumps up 1 spot from 6th to 5th this week.

Calgary moves from 7th to 6th after beating the  Ottawa REDBLACKS to kick off week 2. Defense held Ottawa to nothing but field goals on offense, while putting up 26 points themselves. I’m tempering my expectations as Jake Maier still doesn’t look like a guy you want to pin your hopes to.

Hamilton starting the season 2-0 isn’t as much of a surprise as you’d think, given their opponents sit atop my power rankings (and played for the Grey Cup last season). Bo Levi Mitchell left Sunday’s game injured but even more than hasn’t looked all that hot in Black and Gold.

2 weeks into the season, Ottawa still doesn’t have an offensive touchdown. They will only go as far as Jeremiah Masoli can carry them, but I really don’t think that’s going to be very far. REDBLACKS fans are in for a tough year.

That’s all for this week. If you don’t score points, you don’t get to take up a spot on the power rankings. Sorry Elks fans – You can load up on receivers all you want, but if the guy throwing them the ball can’t get it to them, you’re not going to put points on the board.


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