Saskatchewan Roughriders (5-1-0)
Fresh off the bye, the Roughriders weren't able to remain undefeated, falling to the Stampeders in a heated battle at McMahon Stadium. Despite the loss, CFL.ca feels the Riders deserve at least another week at the top. We'll see if they can bounce back at home next week against the Alouettes.
Calgary Stampeders (5-1-0)
A massive performance by Jon Cornish that led to an even bigger win over their rivals wasn't enough to propel them to the top - but they're getting close. A win over the powerful Lions in BC in Week 8 might change things in next week's rankings.
Toronto Argonauts (4-2-0)
Statement made? You bet. Thanks to their 38-13 win over the Alouettes in Montreal, it's safe to say the East has a new beast. A crucial stretch of three-straight home games begins this week when the Eskimos come to town. Is it a trap game for the confident Argos? Not if Ricky Ray has anything to say about it.
BC Lions (4-2-0)
While we're still waiting for Travis Lulay and the rest of BC's offence to explode (he hasn't thrown for 300 yards in a game yet this season) the Lions remain in the four spot with an important clash with Calgary on the horizon. Is Saturday night the night BC's attack finally gets it going?
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-4-0)
A win over the Eskimos heading into the bye was exactly what the Tiger-Cats needed to get themselves back into the thick of things in the East. Andy Fantuz hasn't been cleared to play yet, but he's getting there, which means the Ticats could start making some noise.
Edmonton Eskimos (1-5-0)
Another game, another last-second loss for the Eskimos. If Mike Reilly can somehow find a way to translate his late-game heroics into a full 60-minute effort, the Esks could be a lot higher on this list in the near future.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-5-0)
Four-straight losses for the Bombers brought on massive changes in both the front office and on the field. CFL rookie Max Hall will get the start under centre this week, but who will it be in Week 9? A looming home-and-home set with the Ticats could dictate their playoff future either for the better or for the worse.
Montreal Alouettes (2-4-0)
The Als drop three spots after looking flat and unfocused in their Thursday night loss to the Argonauts. With Dan Hawkins now out of the picture, it's clear Jim Popp and Doug Berry still have plenty of work to do.