This ranking doesn't surprise or bother me at all.
First of all, who cares how we are ranked by somebody?
Beyond that, everything depends on how they are done-- mathematical formulas, subjective instincts, or whatever else. Should it be based on the latest game result, or on the season as a whole, or something in between?
Right now we are 8-8. Every team TSN ranks ahead of us has a better record than we do. The teams ranked below us have worse records. I guess they do it based on the whole season, or at least more of it than just the most recent game. Seems hard to me to complain a lot about that. I have a tougher time justifying the CFL mathematical one that has placed us first for much of the season. That one seems way out of line to me.
I'm just glad we're in the playoffs and that TSN pays the CFL a good whack of money for broadcast rights. As long as they keep doing that, they can rank us anywhere they like.
Let's win a couple more, maybe five more, and then we won't have to worry about rankings at all any more. If we're ranked 6th but win the Grey Cup, that will be really sweet.