Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-1-0)
In our Week 7 Power Rankings, we said we'd like to wait another week before making any rash decisions regarding the number one spot. And while it may not have been pretty, the Roughriders did what great teams do when facing adversity -- win.
Toronto Argonauts (5-2-0)
Another week, another dominating performance by Ricky Ray. The Boatmen took on an Eskimos team looking to make a statement and shut any possibility of that happening down thanks to Ray's precision passing and a bend but don't break defence. Quick stat: Ray is an unparalleled 45/53 with 565 yards, 6 touchdowns, 0 interceptions and a ridiculous 156.8 QB rating in his last two starts.
BC Lions (5-2-0)
Decked out in their new all-black third uniforms, the Lions controlled the pace and received solid efforts from all parts of their roster against the Stampeders on Saturday. We're still waiting for Travis Lulay to come out of his shell, but if BC can duplicate their Week 8 performance, watch out.
Calgary Stampeders (5-2-0)
The Stamps drop two spots, but a win over the top-ranked Argos this coming Friday could change things drastically in the weekly rankings. Nik Lewis' injury is a tough pill for them to swallow, but they've dealt with injuries before and shouldn't see too much of a change offensively.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3-4-0)
The offence was firing and the defence was smothering -- Hamilton is on the rise in the standings and could very find themselves higher in the rankings soon. One of the most impressive aspects of their offence came on the ground, where the Ticats registered their second-straight 100-yard outing.
Edmonton Eskimos (1-6-0)
If their loss to the Argonauts proved anything, it's that the Eskimos do indeed have an offence that can inflict some major damage. Mike Reilly's 511 passing yards and 3 touchdowns can attest to that. Wins might be hard to come by, but the Esks appear to be on the right path towards success. How soon they'll achieve it is still up for discussion.
Montreal Alouettes (2-5-0)
Despite sticking with the league's best team for 59 minutes, things went from bad to worse in Montreal, with Anthony Calvillo's head injury at the forefront of it all. A crucial and tough clash with the Lions awaits.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-6-0)
Following their loss to the Ticats, the Bombers handed out another pink slip, announcing that offensive coordinator Gary Crowton will no longer be wth the team. Can Marcel Bellefeuille help get Winnipeg back on track?