9) Ottawa Redblacks
The Redblacks have been last for a while and a loss to Montreal does not change that. The offseason will be huge for the Redblacks if they want to compete for the playoffs in 2020.
8) Toronto Argonauts
The Argos fought most of the season and played well at times over the second half, so there is hope heading into 2020.
7) BC Lions
The Lions were just bad through the first half of the year but improved in the second part. They still have a lot of work to do in the upcoming offseason.
6) Edmonton Eskimos
With Trevor Harris starting at quarterback the Eskimos could be a dangerous team, but a quick exit from the playoffs is to be expected from this version of the Eskimos.
5) Montreal Alouettes
Vernon Adams Jr. tossed a pair of touchdown passes and Matthew Shiltz added another to lead the Montreal Alouettes past the Ottawa REDBLACKS with a 42-32 road win on Friday night. The playoff-bound Als move to 10-8 and will now prepare to host the Eastern Semifinal against the Edmonton Eskimos. The Als are an intriguing team as we head into the postseason and I expect them to beat Edmonton in round one and to make a game of it in the Conference Finals.
4) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Bombers had a bye this past week and should be well-rested and ready to make a run at the Calgary Stampeders in the playoffs this week. With Zach Collaros at quarterback, this is a dangerous team and I expect a close playoff battle with the Stampeders.
3) Calgary Stampeders
The Calgary Stampeders punched their ticket for a home playoff date next week with a 21-16 win over the BC Lions on Saturday night at BC Place. The Stamps will go a tough home playoff game against the Blue Bombers, but I expect they will prevail into the conference playoffs.
2) Saskatchewan Roughriders
Playing without starting quarterback Cody Fajardo the Roughriders captured the west division crown with a 23-13 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday. Backup quarterback Isaac Harker came up huge for the Riders, completing 23 of 28 for 213 yards in the victory.
1) Hamilton Ti-Cats
The Ti-Cats have been the best team in the CFL pretty much all year long and now it will be time for QB Dane Evans to prove himself in the playoffs.