Week 5 Power Rankings

  1. Edmonton - Very close but home field and better D. gives the Eskimos a slight nod
  2. Calgary- Away game and short week, still strong and also undefeated
  3. B.C. - On a roll
  4. Winnipeg - Not quite ready for prime time
  5. Saskatchewan - Should be better coming off bye, a rest is as good as a change
  6. Toronto - Best of the bad lot
  7. Ottawa - One win in the books, better that anyone forecast
  8. Hamilton - Could be ready to break out
  9. Montreal - Looked bad last week, very bad

I would put Ottawa ahead of sask.

Your power rankings are wrong. Edmonton can't be ahead of CGY due to them having a matchup. That's how Power Rankings work.....

the PR for this week (#5) are the following

  1. Calgary
  2. Edmonton
  3. British Columbia
  4. Winnipeg
  5. Toronto
  6. Ottawa
  7. Saskatchewan
  8. Montreal
  9. Hamilton

with Toronto’s injuries, they should not be ranked very high at present. Expect them to continue to struggle without their main receivers. They should be below sask…for now.

Not wrong, this is an opinion piece and the power rankings are someones opinion, they cannot be wrong.

cflesk,haven’t you learned anything yet??? When the BeachedOne aka BeachAll Mighty says one of us is wrong,then it’s end of discussion,because the Mighty and Great Beachball is NEVER WRONG :roll: Cased Closed…All hail the Mighty BeachedOne!!!

By the way cflesk,your Power Rankings look fine to me,it's pretty much how I would have it for now.....subject to change in the very near future :wink: :cowboy:

How can anyone put Toronto ahead of Ottawa??? Ottawa beat Toronto Friday night and that is the only important stat, with the win they moved ahead of them in the standings
If you look at the standings Ottawa is in first place in the East.

What do you mean by "having a matchup"?

Not exactly. When he says one of us is wrong that's the troll in him coming out. Incite and run. Classic troll tactics. Ignore him and he will take his ball and go play somewhere else where he can get the attention he craves.

edit - I give a slight edge to Edmonton based on schedule, but they are a close 1-2.

no its not opinion. OMG!! it's a statistical measure that networks for the league does each week. It's done mostly in the NFL and NCAA Football/Basketball.

But some media do it for fun as opinion.

So whats again you guys know nothing.

Or we could go by the CFL's own definition of what power rankings mean.

[b][u]Power Rankings Explained[/u][/b] The Power Rankings are constructed on a weekly basis by CFL.ca Staff, taking into account but not limited to team records, recent performance, opposition, skill position players, depth, injuries and consistency.

While league standings can often reflect the trends seen in the Rankings they are not based entirely on win-loss records but rather which team is playing the best football at the time.


http://cfl.ca/article/cflca-power-rankings-bombers-charge-ahead

You also still haven't answered my question. What do you mean by "having a matchup"?

Or we could go by the CFL's own definition of what power rankings mean.

[b][u]Power Rankings Explained[/u][/b] The Power Rankings are constructed on a weekly basis by CFL.ca Staff, taking into account but not limited to team records, recent performance, opposition, skill position players, depth, injuries and consistency.

While league standings can often reflect the trends seen in the Rankings they are not based entirely on win-loss records but rather which team is playing the best football at the time.


http://cfl.ca/article/cflca-power-rankings-bombers-charge-ahead

You also still haven't answered my question. What do you mean by "having a matchup"?


Perhaps you are talking about Sports Rating System rather than Power Ranking?

A sports rating system is a system that analyzes the results of sports competitions to provide objective ratings for each team or player. Rankings are then derived by sorting each team's ratings and assigning an ordinal rank to each team starting with the highest rated team earning the #1 rank. Ratings systems provide an alternative to traditional sports standings which are based on win-loss-tie ratios, or to [u]polls (sometimes called "power rankings" in sports journalism) which are a subjective rating of the teams in a league[/u].
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_rating_system[/url]

Whats again? I started this post so don't tell me what I meant. This is strictly opinion, no science, no statistical measure, just my opinion about which team is stronger, nothing more, nothing less.

From my calculated power ranking spreadsheet, which takes into account the teams’ previous week’s rankings, their opponents’ rankings, home vs. away, and the final scores. For what it’s worth - or not.

1- Edmonton (1.079)
2 - Calgary (0.977)
3 - Winnipeg (0.584)
4 - Ottawa (0.437)
5 - BC (0.422)
6 - Toronto (0.367)
7 - Hamilton (0.344)
8 - Saskatchewan (0.181)
9 - Montreal (0.158)

Grouping by close ranking values:

  • Edmonton and Calgary - No surprise here
  • Winnipeg
  • Ottawa(!) and BC - Ottawa squeaked by Toronto, and lost a close one to Winnipeg. Their only major loss was to the strongest team in the league.
  • Toronto and Hamilton(!) - Hamilton has lost two close games to the two top teams in the league, both coming down to the last drive / play.
  • Saskatchewan(!) and Montreal - After Saskatchewan beat Hamilton badly in the first week, they’ve been blown out a couple times. Power rankings are all about “what have you done for me lately?”, so they’re at the bottom.

How can anyone put Saskatchewan ahead of Toronto after the beating they took?

Calgary
Edmonton
Bc
Winnipeg
Toronto
Saskatchewan
Ottawa
Hamilton
Montreal

That's pretty neat, dude.

Every year, at least one team seems to pop up in an unexpected spot, making me scratch my head. And then I look back at the recent games - they have a higher weight than earlier games - and I start to see patterns and possible explanations.

Thanks go to a few people on here (can't remember who now, sorry) that helped me work out some of the early bugs and providing suggestions for improvements (accounting for home field advantage was probably the most important of those suggestions). It still has a problem overcoming early success or failure, but some of the results have been rather interesting. And a few weeks into the season, it tends to be a fairly good predictor for each week's games. Not enough that I'd use it to bet on, though.

unfortunately, I guess you cant work injuries into the equation. Otherwise, Toronto would be lower right now.

Correct. It is based solely on past performance (with every team starting even at the beginning of the year). Which is why it's good enough for fun (e.g. help with VGCC) and to get some lively discussions going (e.g. Why is Hamilton so high? Why is Saskatchewan so low?), but nowhere near good enough to bet on.