If We had Won by Seven

Not that it really matters but what would have happened if we had won by seven points?

Both the Cats and ALS would have won their games by 7. Based on all the talk of having to win by 8 or more I assume Montreal would have taken first - but based on what criteria - head to head with all eastern opponents or something else?

Thanks just wondering.

This has been answered in other threads, but here are the CFL's tie-breaking rules.

[b]CFL TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURE[/b] When two or more member Clubs are tied in the final Division standings at the conclusion of the regular season schedule, preferential ranking for playoff purposes shall be determined on the basis of the following descending-order priorities and shall be awarded to the Club that: a) has won the greater number of games played against all member Clubs of the League, then b) has the higher winning percentage in all games played against all of the other tied Club(s), then c) has scored the higher net aggregate of points (i.e. points scored for less points scored against) in all games played against all of the other tied Club(s), then d) has scored the higher net quotient of points (i.e. points scored for divided by points scored against) in all games played against all of the other tied Club(s), then [u]e) has the higher winning percentage in all games played against all member Clubs of the Division[/u], then f) has scored the higher net aggregate of points in games played against all member Clubs of the Division, then g) has scored the higher quotient of points in games played against all member Clubs of the Division, then h) has scored the higher net aggregate of points in games played against all member Clubs of the League, then i) has scored the higher net quotient of points in games played against all member Clubs of the League, then j) has won a coin toss against the other tied Club. Note: If two Clubs remain tied after other Club(s) are eliminated during any step, tie breaker reverts to step a).
If Hamilton had won by just seven points, they would still have been tied on the first four criteria. So it would come down to the fifth criteria, and on that one, Montreal has the edge, winning one more game in the east than Hamilton.