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Calgary Stampeders
Week 3 Ranking: 1
The Stamps maintain their number one ranking after just making it past the Tiger-Cats in Week 4. And guess what? Things won't get any easier for the Stamps in Week 5, as they'll visit their provincial rivals in Edmonton for the first Battle of Alberta of 2014. Oh, and in case you forgot, both teams remain undefeated. The Battle of Alberta is back!

 
Edmonton Eskimos
Week 3 Ranking: 2

Another week, another statement by Chris Jones and the Edmonton Eskimos. The Green and Gold were lights out in last week's test against the then-unbeaten Blue Bombers, keeping Winnipeg's potent offence at bay and out of the endzone. The Esks now turn their focus towards Calgary. Could a win over their bitter rivals propel them to the top of next week's Power Rankings?

 
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Week 3 Ranking: 3

The Bombers were humbled against the Eskimos on Thursday night, with QB Drew Willy failing to throw a touchdown for the second time in four games. Nonetheless, spirits are still high in Winnipeg, and you can be sure that Mike O'Shea will have his troops prepared for what's expected to be a stiff test in BC on Friday Night Football.

 
BC Lions
Week 3 Ranking:
6
No sleep for these Lions on Saturday night, as Kevin Glenn, along with Andrew Harris and Emmanuel Arceneaux pounced all over a seemingly unprepared Alouettes defence in Week 4. Following a couple of rough weeks, the Lions have now reeled off two consecutive wins, allowing just 18 points in the process. Glenn was nicked up in the win, however, though it appeared to be a minor speedbump.

 
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Week 3 Ranking: 4

With their first bye of the season - as well as two-straight losses - now in the rear-view mirror, the re-charged Roughriders will host the Argonauts on Saturday night, looking to get themselves back in the win column, and back in the thick of things in the West.

 
Toronto Argonauts
Week 3 Ranking: 5
The Boatmen fall one spot after coming up just short of playing party-spoiler in Ottawa on Friday night. Toronto's defence was solid, but without the likes of Chad Owens, Jason Barnes, and a clear-cut tailback, the offence sputtered. They'll now try and regroup in time for an important test with the Roughriders.

 
Montreal Alouettes
Week 3 Ranking: 7

Despite being defeated handily by BC, the Als stay put in the seven spot. Troy Smith had arguably the roughest outing of his young CFL career, completing just five of his 17 passes for 45 yards and a pick. Think he'll be doing any relaxing during the bye week? Think again.

 
Ottawa REDBLACKS
Week 3 Ranking: 9
The REDBLACKS make their first ever Power Rankings jump following a historic victory in their inaugural home game over the Argonauts. The defence was solid, the offence made plays when they had to, and kicker Brett Maher made sure the capacity crowd at TD Place went home with a victory, connecting on all six of his field goals to account for all 18 of Ottawa's points.

  
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Week 3 Ranking: 8
The Ticats dropped a close one to the Stamps in Week 4, and will look to rebound against the REDBLACKS in Week 5. With Zach Collaros' status still up in the air, the Ticats will look towards one of Jeremiah Masoli and Dan LeFevour to lead them offensively against Ottawa.

Fan Comments
Don35
After Thursday nights victory over Edmonton, Calgary undoubtedly should be ranked #1 for now. I must compliment the Calgary Stampeders. Injury after injury they still find ways to win. They have the best coaching staff in the league.
July 25, 2014 - 11:16am
RayX
Not.
July 27, 2014 - 1:41am
 
K-sport
The stamps are number one and that is how it should be. Edmonton has beaten a Expansion team and BC when they were playing terribly. and cangfary man handled the als then beat a argos team coming off a huge win vs sask, then beat Hamilton yes barely but a win is a win. there is a reason they are the top team Edmonton is good and it hurts me to say that as a Calgary fan however they have played well the order in that regard is correct but if they beat Calgary they should hands down be number 1
July 24, 2014 - 3:37pm
 
Don35
Regarding the Stampeder/Eskimo debate being ranked #1. Coaches, players and sport psychologists will all tell you each game is different. The mind set of players shift, the strategy changes, injuries plays a role, weather factors in, urgency, and most importantly the players mind and body. Thus, each game can yield different outcomes. Outcomes that were not foreseen. Therefore, whoever wins on Thursday night at Commonwealth Stadium should be ranked #1.
July 23, 2014 - 8:37pm
 
Sharky99
The stamps have beaten Eastern rebuilding and beat-up teams and almost lost to the #9 ranked team ... it is delusional to rank them as #1. All the Stamps have done for 5 years is choke and they will continue to do so as long as they have Mitchell and Tate as their QB’s.
July 22, 2014 - 10:41pm
 
thirdperson
Top 4 teams are western while bottom 4 teams are eastern. East division looks bad because of losses against west division. Most eastern wins will come from beating eastern teams.
July 22, 2014 - 9:18pm
Orange & Black
Wake up and smell the roses! There are now five western division teams, and yes, they are ranked 1-5.
July 23, 2014 - 2:40am
 
prettynpink
Just a reminder people...Edmonton beat Hamilton by 2 points two weeks ago. So for all you stamps haters out there who believe they suck because they just barely got past the worst team in the league...I'm sorry Edmonton fans, but your team did the same thing.
July 22, 2014 - 5:03pm
Sharky99
First, it was four not two points the Esks beat the Ti-Cats by score was 28 -24. Second the Esks started against Collaros not Masoli. Masoli is freakin brutal as he looks right at the receiver, just watch him he telegraphs the pass almost every time. Third the Stamps were tied 7-7 going into the 4th against the Ti-Cats and looked anemic all night including the 3 measly points scored in the 4th against the statistically ranked 5th Defence … Esks scored 15 in the 4th albeit on 2 FG’s / 2 missed FG’s and a D TD. Basically the Esks D outscored the Stamps Offense all by itself in the 4th against this great Ti-Cat team.
July 23, 2014 - 12:26am
 
red&right
Close win or not, the bottom line is Calgary still won & therefore are still number 1 in the rankings! If they lose to Edmonton I'm sure the rankings will reverse!
July 22, 2014 - 4:06pm
 
Wilkie
I agree with UnderDog on Cgy/Edm. At-home Calgary edges out last place Hamilton, while on-the-road Esks dominate Winnipeg's #1-ranked offence. Yet Cgy still #1? Perplexing.
July 22, 2014 - 12:04pm
 
red&right
Love affair with the Stampeders? Why would the Stamps drop from number one, because the Esks beat the Bombers?
July 22, 2014 - 11:14am
Riders R 4 Real
Maybe because they just barely beat the worst team in the league, and only won in regulation because of a botched field goal at the end. Beating the #9 team by a lucky play isn't the signature of a championship team!
Compare that to Edmonton's blowout of the formerly unbeaten Bombers, and it's easy to see that Edmonton should be the favourite next weekend. I can't really think of any reason why Calgary is #1 ahead of Edmonton.
July 22, 2014 - 1:52pm
ddb
Riders R 4 Real and Wilkie are correct here. Also, Hamilton's starting quarterback did not even play.

I find it amusing that various Calgary fans have called Edmonton a "pretender" team, despite their own team's precarious status as "the league's best." It would be nice to see Calgary and wet-behind-the-ears Mitchell get spanked next week.
July 22, 2014 - 4:28pm
 
als rule
everything is alright in mr. roger's neighbourhood as Hamilton is ranked #9!! what a beautiful day in my neighbour!!
July 22, 2014 - 11:11am
 
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