Calgary Stampeders (13-3-0)
The Stampeders continue to roll and so does Jon Cornish. Another 145 yards on the ground for Calgary's back and the league's no. 1 team not only remains atop the Power Rankings but holds all the cards next week against Saskatchewan where they can clinch the division with a win.
Saskatchewan Roughriders (11-5-0)
After a few suspect weeks, the Saskatchewan offence came to play on Saturday but many would argue their production was just gravy. It was the defence that controlled the game from the opening kick, dominating the BC Lions and forcing nine turnovers in the process. The win kept them in front of the Leos and set up a shot at the division as they clash with Calgary this week.
Toronto Argonauts (10-6-0)
It may not have been pretty but Ricky Ray and the Toronto Argonauts will take it. The Double Blue held a commanding 23-3 lead at halftime but let Winnipeg back in the game, holding on for a six-point win. In doing so, they also increased their lead atop the East Division to two games and can lock up the East Final with a win this week in the rematch at Rogers Centre.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-8-0)
After two emotional wins against their rivals, the Tiger-Cats ran into a swarming defence and a hot Montreal quarterback who put up a performance neither they or most could have expected. Next week's game in Guelph is Hamilton's biggest with a chance to secure at least second place in the East with a win and perhaps still have an outside chance at first should the Argos fall to Winnipeg on Thursday.
Montreal Alouettes (7-9-0)
The Als were hoping for a solid, error-free performance from Troy Smith. Instead, the got one of the most memorable debuts from a new quarterback in recent memory as he led the Als to a dominant 36-5 win over Hamilton. Smith, along with the strong play of the Alouettes defence, have leap-frogged BC in the rankings for the first time this season. Can they do the same to Hamilton following the rematch?
BC Lions (9-7-0)
While the Leos wait for Travis Lulay to return, they have fallen down in the Power Rankings behind Hamilton and now Montreal after losses in Calgary and Saskatchewan. They welcome their former QB Mike Reilly back to town this week and could welcome themselves back to the fifth or fourth spot in the Rankings should they come out with a win.
Edmonton Eskimos (3-13-0)
Give the Eskimos credit. Mike Reilly and his team made a vow that despite being out of the playoffs, they weren't going to roll over. They certainly didn't, giving the league's top team a solid effort but fell short at home to the Stamps. They have an opportunity to re-pay some favours with mathcups this week in BC and next week in Saskatchewan.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-13-0)
The Bombers were eliminated from playoff contention but not without a fight. The second half was arguably the best a Winnipeg quarterback has had all year as Max Hall looked confident delivering the ball and almost completed a comeback against the best in the East.