Week 13 CFL Power Rankings:

Week 12 was a week where the East was anything but the Least winning three of four games against western opponents. How will that translate with this weeks rankings? One word, movement!

Check it out in this week’s Toon-Town Communications CFL Power Rankings.

9 – Ottawa REDBLACKS (1-10) LW: 35-32 OT Loss at SK – Last Ranking #9 (4 weeks)

The REDBLACKS I’m sure woke up Monday morning asking what the heck happened in Regina, a game that they had well in hand. However, that’s what expansion teams do! Ottawa’s offence is still a bit of a mystery but their effort is not. They just need to find a way to get some results.

8 – Montreal Alouettes (4-8) LW 31-15 win vs. Calgary – Last Ranking #8 (2 weeks)

A big impressive win for the Alouettes over the league best Calgary Stampeders may have Als fans saying why are we still ranking 8th. Simply put the Stamps did not have their rushing, receiving, or sack leader which means they were a shadow of their team. So, while the win was impressive the Alouettes need to prove something this week against Ottawa if they want to move up the ranking and gain some respect.

7 – Toronto Argonauts (4-8) LW: 40-23 win at B.C. – Last Ranking #7 (2 weeks)

Slowly but surely the Toronto Argonauts are starting to move closer to the team many thought they were. They are also getting healthy which is a big part of their recent success. Now needs to come some consistency and they may give a western team or two a run for their money.

6 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-6) LW BYE – Last Ranking #5

Willy or won’t he be OK? That is the question in Winnipeg. The Blue Bombers need Drew Willy under centre if they are to be successful. That being said they need to get all three phases of their game in order to climb back into the play-off picture. A picture that they are on the outside of and looking in!

5 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-7) LW: 25-23 win vs. Edmonton – Last Ranking #6

Consecutive wins over Western opponents is looking good on the Ti-Cats. Zach Collaros is what Kent Austin invisioned he would be and it would have been interesting to see what he could have done or what the Ti-Cats would be if he hadn’t missed six games.

4 – B.C. Lions (7-5) LW: 40-23 loss vs. Toronto – Last Ranking #3

Know what to expect from the BC Lions? I don’t! The Leos are being let down week to week by different facets of their game. The Lions need to get it together and quick or they may be risking a lengthy trip out east for the Eastern Semi-Final.

3 – Edmonton Eskimos (8-4) LW: 25-23 loss at Hamilton – Last Ranking #2

The Eskimos big play guys were not in Montreal a week ago. As the pressure and importance of every play grows from here on out it will be interesting to see if they can respond. If not it could be a slow descent for the Eskies.

2 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-3) LW: 35-32 win vs. Ottawa – Last Ranking #4

Well Tino Sunseri was finally allowed to throw the ball and the offence responded. His receivers still missed some opportunities but Weston Dressler made up for it and then some! If Sunseri can perform like that against a tough defence in Edmonton the Green and White just may have something.

1 – Calgary Stampeders (10-2) LW 31-15 loss at Montreal – Last Ranking #1 (7 weeks)

The Stampeders have been decimated by injuries and that’s putting it lightly. Their top rusher, receiver, pass thrower and sacker were all out of action last week. The Stamps depth that was widely vaunted at the start of the season will now be put to the test. Can the Stamps hang on or will the rest of the pack catch them? At this time they have a big enough lead to wait out the answer!

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