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CFL Week 8 Power Rankings

Heading into Week 8, RealSport ranks all nine CFL teams!

  1. 1 Edmonton Eskimos (6-0-0)

    Another week, another win for the Edmonton Eskimos. It wasn’t pretty in their game against Hamilton but once again they got the job done, and still remain undefeated and tops in the Western division, and remain first in our weekly power rankings.

  2. 2 Calgary Stampeders (5-1-1)

    Calgary is hot on Edmonton’s tail after a dominant wire-to-wire performance in Toronto and the battle of Alberta appears to be a legendary one this season, as both teams seem to be contenders at this point in the season. For now, Calgary will stay in second place going into Week 8.

  3. 3 B.C. Lions (5-2-0)

    A solid all-around win, that kept Saskatchewan scoreless until late in the fourth quarter, vaults a rejuvenated Travis Lulay and the Lions up into 3rd this week. As good as Calgary and Edmonton are in an excellent West Division, you shouldn’t sleep on this week’s third place that is winning games and winning them handily with their backup QB.

  4. 4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4-2-0)

    Matt Nichols threw only one touchdown and his team won 33-30, how did this happen? Kicking. Justin Medlock is absolutely the best kicker in the league as he was a staggering 6 for 7 on the night, constantly keeping Winnipeg in the game and then sailing the winner through the uprights to put Winnipeg into 4th place this week.

  5. 5 Toronto Argonauts (3-4-0)

    Despite the loss, the Argonauts are still tops in the Eastern Division and still have one of the better rosters in the East right now. Ricky Ray could be out for a while but if he can stick around, Toronto could stick around in the upper half of these rankings, but for now they remain in 5th for this week.

  6. 6 Montreal (2-4-0) ​

    Montreal hangs around in this spot purely as placeholder as they were off for the week, and land in 6th so they couldn't have disappointed us as much as the teams below them did this past week.

  7. 7 Ottawa RedBlacks (1-5-1)

    Nobody expected this kind of start from the defending Grey Cup champions but their record stands as it is. They were so close to getting a big win and trying to rally their season back on the rails, but once again they couldn’t get it done late and suffered another heart-breaking final play loss to drop down to 7th place.

  8. 8 Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-4-0)

    This team didn’t score any points until the last five minutes of their recent loss to the B.C. Lions. They also have yet to pick up a win versus any team in the Western Division and at this rate they won’t even be able to sneak into a wild-card spot. For all the fanfare Chris Jones had when he arrived in Regina, there has yet to consistent results and for all this they land in 8th place.

  9. 9 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-6-0)

    The still winless Tiger-Cats played one of their better games this season, taking Edmonton down to the wire but once again the result was a loss and now sitting at 0-6. They have just relieved defensive coordinator Jeff Reinebold of his duties and also adding June Jones; one wonders what good these changes will do for the weekly 9th place finishing Tiger-Cats in this week's power ranking. Hamilton will have to go on a pretty historic run if they want any chance of saving this season.

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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 8 Power Rankings

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