I have to believe that although no team fighting in the Western Conference would admit that they would rather go over to the East, it would appear to be a far more preferable route. In fact, 4th may even be preferable to second. If things stand as they sit right now, the Lions would fight it out with the Riders for the right to play the top ranked team in the league. The Eskimos would win the lottery by getting the 6-10 Bombers then on to Montreal.
I would have to say that I am not going to be upset if the Esks win the cross-over and as a side note, it now would represent the only chance for seeing the "Canadian Dream" of an Edmonton vs Calgary Grey Cup. Wouldn't that be sweet!