Calgary Stampeders (12-3-0)
The Stampeders hang onto the no. 1 spot after a convincing victory over the Lions on Friday Night Football. Everything seems to be going right for the Stamps: Jon Cornish is playing like he wants to be named the MOP and the defence is coming up big when asked. The only question hanging in the balance has to do with their QB situation. Will it be Kevin Glenn or Drew Tate leading the charge come playoff time?
Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-5-0)
After a three-week stay in the four spot, the Riders jump back up to no. 2 after their second-straight win. It's clear how vital Kory Sheets is to the Green and White offence, as they seem like a brand new unit with him back in the lineup. While they might not be the Riders of the first 2/3 of the season, they're finding ways to win, which is what great teams often do.
Toronto Argonauts (9-6-0)
Two-straight losses to their provincial rivals is a tough pill to swallow for the Boatmen. Ricky Ray was solid in his return behind centre, but wasn't able to fully solve Hamilton's inspired defence. It was around this time last season when the Argos made their push all the way to Grey Cup lore, so let's keep an eye on them.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-7-0)
How 'bout them Ticats? The boys in Black and Gold have momentum on their side thanks to a pair of massive victories over the Argos, and now head to Montreal for the first of two crucial tilts that could very well decide whether they'll be playing hosts come playoff time. Has Kent Austin finally gotten this team over the hump? Only time will tell.
BC Lions (9-6-0)
The Lions slide two spots to no. 5 after suffering two-consecutive losses that could come back to bite them when the regular season is all said and done. The most telling stat? Andrew Harris has been averaging just 35 rushing yards in his last four outings. Does the offence need some re-tooling? Or does it need Travis Lulay back?
Montreal Alouettes (6-9-0)
With a chance to secure their 14th-consecutive playoff spot at home, the Als dropped a tough one to Max Hall and the Blue Bombers on Thanksgiving Monday. Now it's possible they back their way into the post-season, as they face a much stiffer test for two-straight weeks in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Edmonton Eskimos (3-12-0)
Mike Reilly was given rope to run free, but the pivot wasn't able to solve a hard-hitting Roughriders defence. They'll close out their season with clashes against the Stamps, Riders and Lions.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-12-0)
The Bombers gave their loyal fans something to smile about on Monday, as Max Hall and Will Ford were able to solve a stingy Alouettes defence en-route to their third win of the season.