1) Calgary Stampeders
The Stampeders lost starting quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell to injury but not until he had staked them to a 17-0 lead. With the way the Stamps defense has been playing, 17 points is more than enough to win the game. The Stampeders dominated a very good Redblacks team in every phase of the game and there is no doubt who the best team in the CFL is as of right now.
Next Up: Host Montreal Alouettes
Everybody from here on down is pretty much equal, except for Montreal, who will probably occupy last all season long. 2-8 are basically teams that are average at best and very little separates any of them. In short, if you do not agree with 2-8 I am fine with that, because at this moment nobody is good enough to rank at number 2 and there is a reason to rank them all as low as number 8.
2) Hamilton Ti-Cats
After the first place Stamps, the rest of the CFL is a jumbled mess. The Ti-Cats had a bye this week and need to bounce back from an unexpected loss to the Roughriders two weeks ago.
Next Up: Host Saskatchewan Roughriders
3) Edmonton Eskimos
D’haquille Williams recorded 123 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Reilly threw for 258 yards and two scores. The Eskimos avenged their Week 4 loss against the Argos with a victory at home.
Next Up: BYE
4) Ottawa Redblacks
The Redblacks are a very good team. The problem is it seems like they play the Stampeders every other week. I think it’s possible they are the second best team in this league but only time will tell.
Next Up: Host B.C. Lions
5) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Bombers blew a ten-point 4th quarter lead at B.C. after beating B.C. 41-19 the week before. The Bombers have an excellent roster and should be in the top half of the CFL this year.
Next Up: @Toronto Argonauts
6) Toronto Argonauts
The Argos are playing better after splitting two close games with the Eskimos. I know they are 1-3 but I think they are just better than the teams below them on this list.
Next Up: Host Winnipeg Blue Bombers
7) B.C. Lions
Travis Lulay pieced together a memorable comeback to give the Lions their second win of the season, defeating the Blue Bombers 20-17. Lulay replaced the erratic Jonathon Jennings, and with Lulay at the helm I expect the Lions to be a much better team.
Next Up: @Ottawa Redblacks
8) Saskatchewan Roughriders
The Riders had a bye week this past week.
Next Up: @Hamilton Ti-Cats
9) Montreal Alouettes
Alouettes had a bye week.
Next Up: @Calgary Stampeders