Toon-Town WEEK 12 CFL Power Rankings

Some big moves up and down this week’s rankings after some surprise outcomes and maybe some even bigger surprise results.

Where does your team factor in?

Check it out in this power rankings.

9 – Ottawa REDBLACKS (1-9) LW: BYE – Last Ranking #9 (3 weeks)

Well a bye week came at just the right time for the REDBLACKS. An opportunity to reflect self-scout and determine how to be a spoiler in the East. Yes despite being just two games back of the East Division lead Ottawa has a steep curve to attempt to make the play-offs. Respectability is where they need to aim for especially on offence.

8 – Montreal Alouettes (3-8) LW 33-16 loss at Edmonton – Last Ranking #7

One step forward and two steps back. The Als believe that they have found a Quarterback in Johnathan Crompton, however, there is a lot to be determined in his evaluation. Defensively the Als can play with most in the league it’s the offences inability to keep them off the field that has them floundering.

7 – Toronto Argonauts (3-8) LW: 40-33 loss at Calgary – Last Ranking #6

Things have gone from bad to worse for the Toronto Argonauts. The offence finally shows up but then the defence falls on its’ face in what could have been a statement victory in Calgary. Instead the Argos are left to lick their wounds a prove that they can return to top spot in the East.

6 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3-7) LW: 28-3 win vs. Saskatchewan – Last Ranking #8

The biggest bump this week goes to the Ti-Cats who manhandled the Roughriders at home. The defence was on point, the offence was able to move the ball against the arguably best defence in the CFL. Plus, Special teams were a force all afternoon long. Hamilton is coming on at the right time and making a push to be mentioned among the contenders in the West.

5 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-6) LW 26-9 loss at B.C. – Last Ranking #5 (4 weeks)

As mentioned earlier a bye week is coming at a good time for the Blue Bombers. Drew Willy is hurt and the team has become predictable on offence. An opportunity to cure both of those wounds is this week for the Bombers who all of a sudden are becoming a long shot to make the play-offs.

4 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-3) LW: 38-3 loss at Hamilton – Last Ranking #2

The Biggest tumble this week is right here. The Green and White’s offence was non-existant against the Tiger-Cats and their special teams have numerous holes to fill. Is this the beginning of a long fall for the defending Grey Cup champs? OR can they find a way to rebound? The answer begins this week against Ottawa.

3 – B.C. Lions (7-4) LW: 26-9 win vs. Winnipeg – Last Ranking #4

Despite trailing the Riders in the standings the Lions are ahead of the Green and White in the rankings for one simple reason. They can throw the football with Kevin Glenn at the offensive helm. The Lions defence is solid and will give them a chance to win every week.

2 – Edmonton Eskimos (8-3) LW: 33-16 win vs. Montreal – Last Ranking #3

After tough back to back losses to Calgary albeit without Mike Reilly under centre the Eskimos showed that they are a force to be reckoned with. Their week 13 match-up in Hamilton will further give us an idea of what type of team the Eskimos, under new Head Coach Chris Jones, truly are.

1 – Calgary Stampeders (10-1) LW 40-33 win vs. Toronto – Last Ranking #1 (6 weeks)

The come-from-behind win staged by Calgary has pundits asking if the Stamps overcame the deficit or if Toronto was that bad in the second half. All I will say is that good teams find ways to win and the Stamps continue to do that and at this point of the season the West and even the Grey Cup appears Calgary’s to lose.

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