I don't put a lot of stock into power rankings, especially in an 8 team league, that being said it is a bit of fun each week. Thought I would see peoples thoughts on this weeks moves...The Rankings should really change huge this week! I think the only team that stays put could be the Argos...
-Stamps - 1st
-Montreal - 2nd
-Winnipeg - 3rd
-Edmonton - 4th
------------------I am fairly confident on the top 4...bottom 4 not so much
BC - 5th
Hamilton - 6th
Sask - 7th
Toronto - 8th
After being humble a week ago, the Stamps won a big one on the road. I wouldn't put them in 1st, but surely the Bombers have to fall a couple notches after 2 losses in a row to what was a 1-7 team (even with the Riders apparent turnaround). The Bombers still have the best record, but play the Als next week and 2 more times this year. Those games will decide their fate this year. A loss next week could sent the Bombers...well...bombing in the rankings.
Has Montreal regained their form? They went on a skid, but had an impressive outing. Still a bit of a tough call, because even if they did put a hurting on the Cats, the Cats hold the season series, and honesty, their goal coming into this season was to build a team that could beat the Als.
The Eskimos had an amazing outing in Calgary but falter at home. Was Labor day a fluke, or was the rematch a bump in the road? Hamilton and Edmonton play next week, and this should tell us where each club is really at. Esks and Als
Hamilton got beat down pretty hard and is 1-3 in its last 4...its sole win was a squeaker against a struggling Argos team, and their D allowed the Argos to score 32...their most on the season. This D is not playing to its potential.
BC got hot later in the season last year, and now they have won 3 in a row, 4 of 5. Granted the last 2 are against the Argos, a team in turmoil, but those were very convincing wins.
The Riders are hard to leave in 6th, and there is good argument to be made that they should be moving up a couple of notches. That being said, this could be bounce back from emotion of Miller's return...it may wear off. Also, they were playing a Bombers team that simply did not look like themselves. I could understand them moving up in the rankings as they are hot, but they with top ranked teams rolling down, and the even hotter Lions rolling up there is not much room for the Riders to move. This was a tough call do make, as my gut says they should be in 5th, but it is a week or 2 too early to have that!
Argos...well...they are really hurting. What made them successful last season was keeping it close and winning on a big play...they are not keeping it close lately though. They are squarely the lowest in the power rankings this week, but they do play the Riders next week, the 2nd worst record, and a team the got a victory from at Taylor Field already. I don't see them winning that game, but they may be more confident because they have already won there, and perhaps Jyles will regain some forms after a couple weeks back.