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Calgary Stampeders
Week 8 Ranking: 1
Thanks to a 21-point fourth-quarter outburst, the Stampeders managed to dispose of the REDBLACKS and hang onto their number one spot for at least another week. The Year of the Horse continues Monday, when Jon Cornish and Bo Levi Mitchell cap off Mark's Labour Day Weekend against the guys hot on their tails on this very list.

Edmonton Eskimos
Week 8 Ranking: 2

Nipping at Calgary's hoofs in the two-spot, the Eskimos registered their seventh win of the season in a 41-27 thumping of the visiting Argos on Saturday afternoon. Mike Reilly's injured thumb is some cause for concern for the Esks, but it's expected he'll be good to go for Monday's Classic. And if these two teams live up to the hype, what a classic it will be.

Saskatchewan Roughriders
Week 8 Ranking: 3

The Riders brushed aside a bold guarantee by the Lions and left the West Coast with a fifth-straight win in their back pockets. The win came at a cost, however, as Darian Durant was forced out of action due to a suspected hand injury. The latest reports say Durant is still feeling the effects, meaning he could very well miss out on all the fun the Bombers will bring to town on Sunday. Can Tino Sunseri carry the load?

BC Lions
Week 8 Ranking:
The guarantee was a bold tactic that garnered plenty of attention from practically everyone in the CFL world, but it just wasn't meant to be for the Leos on Sunday night. BC now heads into their first of two bye weeks sitting four points back of first in the West.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Week 8 Ranking: 5

Back on track, and not a moment too soon for Mike O'Shea's Blue Bombers. Sporting their CFL Signature Uniforms, the Bombers scored 16 fourth-quarter points in a much-needed win over the Als. With a new jolt of confidence in their bloodstream, the Blue and Gold head to Riderville where they'll look to avenge last season's 48-25 Labour Day Weekend snafu.

Toronto Argonauts
Week 8 Ranking: 6
It was a case of too little, too late for the Boatmen, who dropped their second-straight game on Saturday in Edmonton. Chad Owens marked his return to action with an impressive 92-yard, one touchdown performance, but was knocked out of the tilt after being hit hard by Aaron Grymes. An important test awaits against a very hungry, and equally rested Tiger-Cats squad.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Week 8 Ranking: 7

Kent Austin has decided to go with Jeremiah Masoli, Stephen McGee and Jacory Harris as his QB trio until Zach Collaros gets healthy again. The first half of the season didn't go as planned for the Ticats, and you can be sure they'll be willing to right everything that went wrong for them from here on out.

Montreal Alouettes
Week 8 Ranking: 8
Jonathan Crompton took the bulk of the snaps in Week 9's loss to the Bombers, and it's expected he'll do the same this Friday against the REDBLACKS. The QB carousel continues in Montreal.

Week 8 Ranking: 9
They hung around as long as they could, but the league-best Stampeders were just too much for the young REDBLACKS. Henry Burris surpassed Danny McManus for third on the CFL's all-time passing yards list in the loss, but it's been somewhat of a puzzling year for the veteran gunslinger. Through eight games, Burris hasn't surpassed the 300-yard passing mark once. Through eight games in 2013, he had already achieved the feat five times.

Fan Comments
really the EE lose two in a row the riders win 6 in ro ans the EE are still in second... wonder if the riders will still be in third with the next power standing with 7 wins in a row and the ee losing yet again...bc should drop even a another notch even they "won" and that is lose term of the definition over the red blacks
September 10, 2014 - 7:19am
Orange & Black
Riders still over-rated. Their bubble will burst, sooner or later.
August 27, 2014 - 4:36am
The over-rated Riders beat the Lions so whats that say about your team?
August 27, 2014 - 12:54pm
Tabisca.....Don't bet your life savings on that! Calgary has a young quarterback who will do nothing but get better by years end! You may not be an Edmonton fan after the Labour day games!
August 26, 2014 - 7:17pm
Same gobbldie gook Calgary s the best yarn every year. Not the O line Cornish is nothing. Hughes is great but Edmonton s way more imposing across the board. Don t matter they lost Riders lost too last year but everyone knew they were the better team. Come GC they ll be scratching their heads again.
August 26, 2014 - 3:03pm
Sorry Ron but the Stamps & Esks have the same record & Calgary beat the Esks, therefore the Stamps are ranked number one & have been for the entire season so far!
August 26, 2014 - 1:02pm
Calgary's win over the Esks was iffy at best. Edmonton out-played Calgary on all sides of the ball, and found a way to lose because of one or two very risky play-calls (fake punt from own endzone?), and a couple key dropped balls. Stamps are not quite as good as record suggests, I think.
August 27, 2014 - 2:05am
Umm - Masoli, McGee and Harris are currently the only three healthy QBs remaining on the Ticats team! Harris was signed after the season began but McGee has been there for at least a year now so should be familiar with the offense.
August 26, 2014 - 11:57am
Kinda agree Ron. You must remember that it was TO's 3 game in 15 days. If Edmonton lost that game, it would be a drop to 4th on the list. I like the list. It helps set up the weekend and by this time next week, we will have the number one team where they should be. Stay tuned.
August 26, 2014 - 10:58am
3 games in 15 days is a very normal cfl schedule. The may have had an excuse last week with 4 days off before BC, but most teams will get that this year, and the argos just finished beating the BB's when the argos had had 10days rest, and the BB's 4 days. Life in the cfl with 9 teams.
August 26, 2014 - 10:25pm
Ron Murphy
Edmonton should be ranked #1. Calgary's blowout happened only because the Ottawa defense was exhausted in the 4th. Edmonton's win over TO was convincing, whereas Calgary's offense, for the most part, was a dud.
August 26, 2014 - 9:52am
I think the non-existent Ottawa offence contributed to the blowout, but agreed - the Esks are the better team right now.
August 26, 2014 - 7:44pm