The elongated week five of the 2017 CFL season is in the books, so that means it’s time for another round of The Grueling Truth’s official CFL Power Rankings.
1) Edmonton Eskimos
The Eskimos remained the only unbeaten team in the CFL with a 31-28 win over Hamilton. The Eskimos struggled for much of the game, but won the 4th quarter 18-3 to get the win.
Next Up: vs B.C. Lions
2) Calgary Stampeders
The Stamps dominated the first half of action against Saskatchewan and then cruised in the second half to get the victory.
Next Up: vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
3) B.C. Lions
The Lions escaped with a 45-42 come from behind win over the Blue Bombers. Travis Lulay played well once again while filling in for the injured Jonathon Jennings.
Next Up: at Edmonton Eskimos
4) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Blue Bombers gave away what would have been a huge win in B.C. The Bombers look to be a legit contender again this year, but they have to be able to close out games like this on the road.
Next Up: vs Montreal Alouettes
5) Toronto Argonauts
The Argos got a big win over Ottawa and are now first in the division. The Argos honored legends of the past Monday night and did it with style.
Next Up: at Saskatchewan Roughriders
6) Ottawa Redblacks
I was impressed with how well they played in Monday night’s close loss, especially after winning a hard-fought game just a few days before. Ignore the record; this team is a threat to win it all again.
Next Up: BYE
7) Montreal Alouettes
The Als played well on the road but came up short in a 24-19 loss to the Redblacks. They did proved they will not be a pushover for anyone this year, though.
Next Up: at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
8) Saskatchewan Roughriders
As expected, the Roughriders were handled easily by the Stampeders. The Riders do not look like they will be much of a threat this year.
Next Up: vs Toronto Argonauts
9) Hamilton Tiger Cats
Actually played well against the Eskimos; unfortunately, they played well for three quarters. The fourth quarter is what we expected the Cats to play like. Hopefully the first three quarters will be something they can build on.
Next Up: @Calgary Stampeders