Sportsnet Power Rankings Week 15 - TiCats dead last :(

Sportsnet Power Rankings Week 15 - TiCats dead last. :frowning:

[b]Just when you think the Tiger-Cats have figured things out, they find a way to take a huge step backwards, losing to Edmonton. Simply too many turnovers, including four by quarterback Henry Burris, who the week before had an almost flawless game against Montreal. This was one of those Bad Hank games, but he wasn’t the only player on the team to disappoint. The defensive unit, which has been heavily criticized all season for failing to do its job, allowed the Eskimos too many opportunities to score.[/b]
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If there was ever a year when the power rankings meant little or nothing, this is the year.

Having said that, we are only 1 win ahead of the worst team in the league, a team that would win the tie breaker if they tied the Tiger-Cats in the standings.

I wouldn't be surprised if the tabbies finished last in the league, nor would i be surprised if they won the Grey Cup.

I don't know what the hell is going on! Jekyll & Hyde indeed!

Well, the word parity does come to mind this year in the league no question.

I wouldn't be surprised if they finished last either. I'd be astounded if they win the Grey Cup.

Perfect post. This has been one crazy year for ticat fans but you could say the same thing for almost any team just not to the same extent. Right now with 4 games left there isn’t a single game where you can say that team has no chance to win and the playoff picture is still very murky. Four weeks from now when the season is over and you look at the 4 current bottom teams (WPG, HAM, EDM, TOR) I wouldn’t be surprised either way if you said any of those teams won all the remaining games or lost them all.

Yeah, the Eskies and Riders both have had 5 game losing streaks I believe, and look who's the hottest team right now. Saskatchewan is on a 3 game winning streak and Montreal has 2 in a row to the two worst teams in the CFL, B.C. lost the week before to the Riders, and barely beat Edmonton by 1 point the week before that.

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True, you never know what you might get week to week with this team or any team in the CFL, really.

But are the Ticats consistent enough to string together 3 wins in a row in order to win the Grey Cup? I doubt it.

As much as I don't agree, I do agree ...... where would you expect the team to be ranked after just 14 games? I see more heart and game preparation from my grandsons Bantam team

They've done it once this season already, beating Toronto, then Montreal and then Saskatchewan, which could very well be the exact same road to the Grey Cup.

Possible? For sure.

Likely? I think not.

well, in order to win 3 in a row in post season (likely away games), we may have to precipitate those with an additional 3 regular season wins just to qualify for the playoffs.
i.e. to win the Grey Cup, the Cats may have to win 6 of their 7 final games to do so.

sadly, the odds are stacked.

Ugh! :cry:

A very good point.

Very good point. Ain't going to happen.

Fortunately it's only Sportsnet's power rankings. Playoffs are still very possible, win both home games (very doable) and beat Toronto by more than 8 points at the Skydome and suddenly we're hosting a home playoff game...

Of course that leaves us with the same record we had last year, so it's good thing we fired Bellefeuille and traded Glenn...

Technically, we can make the playoffs with only winning one more game...the final one against Winnipeg at Ivor Wynne.

IF Edmonton loses the rest of their schedule, and Winnpeg loses the rest of their schedule. That would place the cats tied with Edmonton (therefore they wouldn't get the crossover) and Two games ahead of WInnipeg. And given their schedules, and the way this season has gone, that is entirely possible.

However that is not the way I'd want it to happen and the cats wouldn't deserve to be in the playoffs....

mycko wrote: [b]Technically, we can make the playoffs with only winning one more game...the final one against Winnipeg at Ivor Wynne.

IF Edmonton loses the rest of their schedule, and Winnpeg loses the rest of their schedule[/b]


technically yes, although I won't hold my breath....
ok, perhaps til the end of the season...

well, in order to win 3 in a row in post season (likely away games), we may have to precipitate those with an additional 3 regular season wins just to qualify for the playoffs. i.e. to win the Grey Cup, the Cats may have to win 6 of their 7 final games to do so.

sadly, the odds are stacked.
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Technically, we can make the playoffs with only winning one more game...the final one against Winnipeg at Ivor Wynne.

IF Edmonton loses the rest of their schedule, and Winnpeg loses the rest of their schedule. That would place the cats tied with Edmonton (therefore they wouldn't get the crossover) and Two games ahead of WInnipeg. And given their schedules, and the way this season has gone, that is entirely possible.

However that is not the way I'd want it to happen and the cats wouldn't deserve to be in the playoffs....
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Your delusion is refreshing but please. After we lose to BC on Friday, we head to Calgary to get stomped on. Then it's Winnipeg at home, and we have seen the stellar performances this year against Winnipeg. That game should make Joey Elliott look like the second coming of Anthony Cavillo and solidify him as Winnipegs starter next year. Finally end the season in the Skydome against a team that will be playing for home field advantage with Montreals slide. A the same time we have to hope that Winnipeg and Edmonton don't win one game.

The disturbing thing is with just a little strategy, just the odd half time adjustment, a coaching decision here and there that bordered on smart, ie. playing your new sack specialist in the most important game of the season (a game against a has been qb who didn't get hit all night) and this team could be in first place. But alas, we got dumb and dumber as our offensive and defensive coordinators and no playoff hope on the horizon. This season ended on Labour Day.

Not a delusion, but a fact. I was refuting the comment that in order to win the Grey Cup we had to win 6 of the last 7 games. And that is not true. As it stands right this second, we can make the playoffs with ONE win. Its simple Mathematics.

It is not entirely beyond the realm of possibility that Edmonton and Winnipeg dont win again. As an example, Edmonton has a pretty tough schedule. As for the cats, I don't know what the hell will happen. One week they look like legitimate contenders, other weeks they couldn't beat a bantam team. I agree with Captain when he says they could run the table, or not win a game themselves.

mycko,
I said we "may" have to win 6 out of 7 final games to make the playoffs and win the Grey Cup.

However, the odds of both Winnipeg and Edmonton losing all their remaining games (0-8) this season is highly unlikely.

LOOK AT THE BRIGHT SIDE WE MAY LAND UP WITH FIRST DRAFT PICK IN 2013. :rockin: :rockin:

We may also get some good players in the 2016 Ottawa Dispersal Draft, lol

Edit: I have nothing but respect for the new Ottawa ownership team. Unfortunately, Ottawa remains a 'not-so-great' sports town and the new ownership team will have it's work cut out. All the best guys and welcome back!
Incidentally, Ottawa will be the closest place for me to see the Cats, but I'll still keep my seasons in the Hammer.