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CFL Week 7 Power Rankings

It's the most movement we've seen so far this season in this week's edition of the CFL Power Rankings.


1.) Calgary Stampeders 

Yes, the Calgary Stampeders end the reign of the Ottawa RedBlacks atop the Power Rankings. The Stampeders showed huge resolve as Bo-Levi Mitchell led a furious fourth quarter comeback win against another team that hoped to be challenging for the top spot themselves, the B.C. Lions. This, combined with an Ottawa loss, puts Calgary in the top spot going into Week 7.

 

2.) Toronto Argonauts

If not for that amazing comeback victory by Calgary, the Argonauts could have been in the top spot. While Logan Kilgore impressed on his CFL debut, the special teams are what ultimately got the win, with kicker Lirim Harjrullahu having a perfect 5/5 night. The Argonauts could soon find themselves in the top spot if they continue to play the way they played in that game, but for now they will get second place.

 

3.) B.C. Lions

The B.C. Lions had for the led for the majority of their game against the Stampeders, but just couldn’t close it out. Jonathan Jennings had a career night, with 374 passing yards and throwing three touchdowns, but he also threw two costly late interceptions. B.C. has looked good all season and a game like they just had will be a sobering reminder to keep to the style of play that has brought them to within a point of the top spot in the Western Division.

 

4.) Ottawa Redblacks

After two consecutive losses, the Redblacks find themselves all the way down in fourth. Henry Burris has returned from his hiatus on the disabled list but unfortunately he and Danny O’Brien threw three interceptions against spirited Argos squad. Despite all this they were still able to hang around in a game that was eventually decided by the kickers. The next game will be huge for the Redblacks to respond in and get back on track.

 

5.) Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats remain in the fifth spot despite being off for a bye week. Zach Collaros is said to be nearing a return from his injury, which will help the offense immensely. That being said, Jeremiah Masoli has shown some flashes of brilliance and picked up big wins in relief.

 

6.) Winnipeg Blue Bombers

In what has been a trying season, there may just be a glimmer of hope with Matt Nichols under centre. Mike O’Shea made the switch this past week to bring in Nichols and it paid off with 304-yards by him against the defending champions that tied them in the standings with Edmonton. Another win for the Bombers could see them climb even higher in these standings. 

 

7.) Edmonton Eskimos

After two consecutive losses, the Eskimos find themselves sliding down another spot. Mike Reilly was highly critical of himself after the loss to the Bombers, combined with some suspect defensive play recently, the woes will continue in Edmonton until the team shore-up their play in that department.

 

8.) Montreal Alouettes

The Alouettes picked up a big win this week against Saskatachewan, to the tune of a 41-3 beat down on the same night that they retired the jersey of one of the team’s, and CFL’s, best players, Ben Cahoon. Despite the good offensive performance, the Alouettes still remain at the bottom of the Eastern Division standings and in the eighth on our list.

 

9.) Saskatchewan Roughriders

It was a pretty disappointing performance from the Roughriders this past week. After picking up their first win of the season, the Roughriders came back with a stinker of a performance. Only able to muster three points in the entire games against the Alouettes. With a league low two points in the standings, the Roughriders will once again find themselves in the bottom of these power rankings.

Riccardo Di Stefano

RealSport's Lead CFL writer and also a contributor of NHL content. Riccardo currently pursues many media interests as a freelance Master Control Operator for Bell Media in Canada while also running his own, now affiliated stream on Twitch at Twitch.tv/RicD55.

CFL Week 7 Power Rankings

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