I don't totally disagree with the ranking we have been given. Ya we beat Calgary, but it was a win at home. The fact of the matter is, we have only won a single game on the road so far (against BC). You don't get put in the top two or three until you start beating teams on the road.
Rankings being what they are, things are really close this year. I don't disagree with Montreal being ranked number one, but it really is a toss up for positions 2 through 5. Hamilton, Calgary, Edmonton, and Saskatchewan are all at similar levels. I would maybe give a bit of an edge to Calgary after they beat Edmonton at home and on the road, even though they did lose to the Ti-Cats, and quite frankly had their offense shut down. Edmonton did look better than the Riders this week in Regina. BC is a little behind in the West, and I think we all agree the Argos and Bombers bring up the rear, even though either of these teams are not really that terrible.
If we beat Calgary or Montreal on the road, then we will see things change. For now I'm quite happy to be ranked fourth.
Sportsnet has us ranked 2nd, followed by the Riders, Eskimos, and Stamps. Same bunch behind Montreal, all with a 6-5 record. A second place ranking is great, but I just see the record indicate that this group are all close. I think they must be influenced by their Soutern Ontario roots, but they aren't Toronto lovers like the guys on TSN.
If this team continues to improve, and does not get banged up, anything could happen this year. It may be tough to catch the Als, but you never know. If we don't we know that we will have a good showing at the playoff game at home. After that, if we can find a way to get past Montreal in the Eastern Final, I think we will fair well against anyone in the West.