1). Calgary Stampeders (0-0-1)
Calgary erased a 14 point lead in the last few minutes of the game to force overtime. The overtime ended in a stalemate after both teams could muster just a field goal each. The Stamps are the most complete team in the CFL and I will not drop them out of the number one spot after a great comeback in Ottawa to get the tie.
2). Edmonton Eskimos (1-0)
The Eskimos blew a two-score lead in the fourth quarter, but Mike Reilly led the Eskimos to the game-winning score with just 40 seconds left in the game.
3). Toronto Argonauts (1-0)
Rickey Ray was on fire in the season opener throwing for over 500 yards. The Argos defense also played well and while it is only one game, things are looking up in Toronto.
4). Ottawa Redblacks (0-0-1)
The defending champs let a 14 point lead dissipate in the final few minutes after playing a tremendous game up until that point. Trevor Harris and the Redblacks will be contenders all year, I am dropping them from last week’s ranking of number two because you can’t blow a two TD lead in the final minutes.
5). Winnipeg Blue Bombers (0-0)
The Blue Bombers will be one of the hardest teams to predict this year. Their season opener will be this coming week and it should be interesting to see if this team can repeat the success of last year.
6). Montreal Alouettes (1-0)
The Als defense just like last year played well and the offense with Darin Durant did enough for the Als to get the win.
7). British Columbia Lions (0-1)
The Lions dropped a close one at home to the Eskimos, but I expect they will bounce back quickly.
8). Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-1)
The Roughriders began the season with a close loss on the road. Kevin Glenn played well until a 4th quarter interception hurt the Riders chances. The Riders still had a chance to win the game at the end but missed a last-second field goal attempt.
9). Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-1)
The Tiger-cats look to be in some trouble at least early in this season. But it is early and they have Zach Collaros which gives them a chance. But with the secondary, the Ti-Cats have it doesn’t look good.