THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL COUNTDOWN CFL POWER RANKINGS-WEEK 2
- Calgary Stampeders (2-0) (1) – Can the Grey Cup game be this weekend? The only thing Calgary needs is to win a Grey Cup, getting to mid season form two weeks in- Question is again, is it too early? Showdown game this weekend with number 3 on this list.
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-1) (6)– Homer bias? Okay, I’ll accept that, but they really dismantled Montreal last week. A few plays from being 2-0 with a rookie QB. Is the defence rounding into form? One of very few questions for this team.
- Ottawa REDBLACKS (1-0) (5)– Maybe the 2nd most impressive team in the CFL to date; have only played one game. Made a pretty good Rider D in game 1 look very average. Big game this weekend against #1 on this list.
- BC Lions (1-0) (4) – Had a bye this past week. What do we make of BC? Not sure yet- they did play Montreal, how much stock do you take into that? Perhaps more answers this week against Edmonton
- Hamilton Tiger Cats (1-1) (7)– Really probably should be higher, will be by season’s end. 1-1 in Alberta to start the season is good. Bombers await, in what should be an epic duel at QB this week. Don’t sleep on the D either- Game #2 as far as excitement this week for me.
- Edmonton Eskimos (1-1) (3)- Reilly looked frustrated for a stretch of last week’s game. Unfortunately he can’t do it all himself. Inexperienced D was exposed last week, Reilly and offence could not make up the difference.
- Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-1) (2)– Hold the parade in Saskatchewan, your number one QB is on the six game with an UBI. Offensive line had problems last week, vow to be better this week. Expect a rebound, but taking Montreal lightly would be a huge mistake.
- Toronto Argonauts (0-2) (8)- Really discouraging performance from the Grey Cup champs again. Tough injury news and all the best in your recovery Ricky Ray. Have a bye this week and a chance to sort out who will start at QB for Week 3, who is kidding who, James Franklin should be the guy. Defensively they have some holes that need replacing ASAP. The hill just got slightly steeper. They are in the East though, best to get wins ASAP.
- Montreal Alouettes (0-2) (9)– Tied a CFL record for longest losing streak last week. The good news is that I don’t think it can get any worse than it did last week. Problem is, a snarly Riders team awaits at home after a poor effort of their own. Montreal might be heading to the “out of playoff contention” conversation shortly. Can they possibly be worse than the 3-15 of last season? Expect some pride to be shown this week… if not, yikes……… I wonder if Mike Sherman is in over his head…….
Writer’s Note– First bracket indicates team’s record, second set of brackets beside the record indicates last week’s position in the Canadian Football Countdown Power Rankings.
Each week Michael Gerl, one of the hosts of The Canadian Football Countdown, provides his CFL Power Rankings based on what he saw from each of the teams. Agree or Disagree with his rankings? Let us know on Twitter at @CFConMikeFM.