I know some fans were calling for a major Montreal rise, but power rankings should never have big changes - it’s more incremental. Now, if Montreal beats WPG next week then we see Montreal in at least 3rd, and WPG could drop to 5th.
And wow, a 34 week reign atop the power rankings. Incredible.
That will never happen again.
I know it’s only week 3 but I can’t remember the last time I saw my Lions on top of these here power rankings… not even with that other QB from last year. So I’m just gonna sit back and enjoy this week while we prepare for a big game on Monday.
Okay, if I understand correctly how these experts’ brains work, if the Alouettes beat the Bombers this week, will they climb to first or second place, or will they still place the Argonauts above them? Which, in my opinion, they don’t deserve. With yesterday performance I dont see how Toronto should be so high.
The Argos deserve the 3rd spot in the rankings. With two impressive games (albeit against weak teams) they could even be ranked higher than Winnipeg who they beat last November. If they beat the Lions next Monday they should move up to first. If they lose badly they should drop behind Saskatchewan to 4th. Monday’s game should be a good one. Hope it’s not a blowout for either team.
It was jaw-droppingly fun while it lasted. I never thought we’d stay at the top of the CFL world for so long. I wonder what’s in store for us now? A long slow slide below the depths of mediocrity to second last and then finally last place? Or will our super-powered GM Kyle Walters lift his Mighty Hammer (otherwise known as ‘Danny Mac’) to the skies and cause a rain of youthful talent to descend upon IG Field in the nick of time to restore our league dominance before this season ends?
Hmmm … obviously you actually did read the original quote wrong (and there is NO typo - go back and read it again). The article indeed, did say the Lions were the “CREAM OF THE CROP”, and not as you are “suggesting”, the Bombers are the cream of the crop???
It’s always tough on the team that has the bye the last week of the season. This year the Lions last game will be October 20th and their next game will probably be Nov 11 when they host the west final. That would be 22 days between games
The last week is a three game week so there are three teams that don’t play in the final week; Saskatchewan, Edmonton, and BC. I think the first and last week are the worst ones for a bye week but every team has to take a turn being off those weeks.
I would say barring injuries, the Lions should be there in the Grey Cup. Probably playing the Argos; there are no other plausible candidates in the East unless Montreal can impress (they are doing ok so far but we shall see). If my Redblacks can win 6 games I will consider this season a success. Not betting on it, though.