Well, with 4 games played, power rankings are just starting to have some merit...
1 (n/c) - Saskatchewan Roughriders - 4-0, playing complete games. Need to get knocked off to get knocked off.
2 (n/c) - Calgary Stampeders - An amazing comeback, and showing even more depth at QB. Won w/o Hughes. Hopefully one of their top 2 pivots plays next week.
3 (n/c) - BC Lions - The Lions staggered out of the gates, but have gotten better every week. A stingy D, and an O that is starting to get their groove, they are a force to be reckoned with. When will the amazing pass rush of last season kick in, or is it gone with Mitchell?
4 (n/c) - Toronto Argonauts - The O has been shaky, but last week they busted open the playbook and looked leaps improved. They went up against a top caliber D in the Bombers and fed them misdirection to march the ball effectively, helmed by a career outing by Ray...question, will Ray play next week? Their LBs seem consistent, but the DL is not getting the consistent pressure, and the secondary is still questionable, though starting to gel with its 8 new starters.
gets a lil harder from there...
5 (+1) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers - Increasing a spot, more because the Cats had to fall. They have started to show a little life by spreading the ball and rolling out Buck. I would like to see what they can do with Matthews and Watson in the lineup, because the plethora of new receivers last week seemed to clearly limit the playbook and cause confusion. The motion and misdirection of the Argos played havoc, but I do believe that the D will adapt and bounce back. I believe the Bombers will either have a big week after their closed meeting, or heads will roll.
6 (+2) - Edmonton Eskimos - Again, an increase due to other teams failures. The lowest scoring O started to move the ball a bit in week 4. It is good timing to play a struggling Als team next week. Perhaps this will be a catalyst for one of the 2 teams.
7 (n/c) - Montreal Alouettes - It was like they came out for 15 minutes and said 'look what we can do' and then...I just don't know what to say. The positive is that they came out and looked stunning for a quarter, and that is an improvement.
8 (-2) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats - goose-egg.
From best O last season to shut out. A bad D last season is perhaps slightly better this season, but they have still surrendered the most points. They barely stay out of last. So hard to choose between the Cats and the Als here. I think perhaps the Cats should be 8th....yeah...changed my mind...8th.