Early in the season, this topic was discussed before. Now after sufficent time, a clearer picture has emerged about which teams were actually overrated or underrated. Below is a comparision of changes in winning percentages from end of 2004 season to the present.
Calgary +127%. Ottawa +51%. BC +38%. Edmonton +16%. Toronto +14%. Saskatchewan 0%. Winnipeg -21%. Montreal -41%. Hamilton -68%.
Everyone was right about Calgary and Ottawa being the most underrated. Surprisingly, BC continued to improve despite finishing first in west. Although Edmonton upgraded personnel, maybe improvements not as big as expected.
Toronto deserved its high ranking although some fans mistakingly thought Toronto was overrated. Without much change, Saskatchewan is no better or no worse than before. As expected, Winnipeg and Montreal declined. Fans may have been fooled by Hamilton overachieving in 2004 but now had fallen down to Earth.