You’d think a league with just nine teams wouldn’t be as volatile as this. … This week’s Grueling Truth CFL Power Rankings get another serious shuffle from week 10, with the shockers beginning at no. 3…
1) Calgary Stampeders
The Stampeders defense was dominant in a 23-7 win over Ricky Ray and the Toronto Argonauts. Bo Levi Mitchell bounced back from a bad performance last week, but the story of this game was the Stamps defense which dominated the game.
Next Up: Host Edmonton Eskimos
2) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Clarence Denmark hauled in two touchdown passes, including one on the first drive of overtime, to lead the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 34-31 win over the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday night in Montreal. Winnipeg may be the hottest team in the CFL right now and are a serious threat to win a Grey Cup.
Next Up: at Saskatchewan Roughriders
3) Saskatchewan Roughriders
I know, they are 4-4, but these are power rankings and how can you not have them high on this list? In there last two games they have blown out the B.C. Lions and the Edmonton Eskimos in Edmonton. They have an outstanding group of receivers and are becoming a very explosive and dangerous team.
Next Up: Host Winnipeg Blue Bombers
4) Edmonton Eskimos
The Eskimos are in trouble: Season-long injury problems may be starting to catch up to them. Things are not getting easier for the Eskimos as they now must travel to Calgary.
Next Up: at Calgary Stampeders
5) Ottawa Redblacks
Everybody has been predicting that the Redblacks are getting ready to go on a winning streak and it looks like this could be the beginning of that streak. A huge showdown in Montreal awaits.
Next Up: at Montreal Alouettes
6) B.C. Lions
This is a talented team that just seems to not be able to put it together, I said it last week and I will say it again: The play calling is an issue. With three straight losses a Division title looks out of the picture now. The bye week couldn’t come at a better time for the Lions
Next Up: BYE
7) Toronto Argonauts
A healthy Ricky Ray means this group makes the playoffs. A loss in Calgary was expected. Now they need to go to Hamilton and win a game that they should win.
Next Up: at Hamilton Tiger-Cats
8) Montreal Alouettes
The Als let a close one get away against Winnipeg. The dramatic game had everything you could ask for in a football game, including a record-breaking performance from Nik Lewis that saw the prolific receiver pass Geroy Simon at the top of the all-time receptions list.
Next Up: Host Ottawa Redblacks
9) Hamilton Tiger-Cats
They didn’t lose this past week, but that’s just because they didn’t play.
Next Up: Host Toronto Argonauts
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