Calgary Stampeders (11-3-0)
The Stamps move back in to the top spot thanks to a commanding win over the Blue Bombers and a loss by Toronto vs. Hamilton. Jon Cornish simply could not be stopped and Kevin Glenn was operating at an efficiency worthy of carrying the starting spot should the health of Drew Tate force the hand of John Hufnagel to make a choice. Meanwhile the defence held the Bombers to just four points.
Toronto Argonauts (9-5-0)
No fourth quarter comeback this time. For the first time in five weeks Zach Collaros was unable to pull a rabit out of his hat. However, the Boatmen lead the East by two games and are getting healthier. Ricky Ray may be back next week and if he is, the Argos would have gone 4-2 without him -- not bad considering the six-week loss to their starter. The most important game of the year is Monday though against the very same Tiger-Cats.
BC Lions (9-5-0)
Back in black but it was Green that stole the show at BC Place as the Lions dropped their first home game of the season to a determined Riders squad. Thomas DeMarco is still playing well though and the Leos have a solid shot at not only grabbing a home playoff date but winning the division. The latter can likely only be achieved if they win this week in Calgary in what is set to be a crucial matchup for both teams.
Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-5-0)
That's more like it for the team that was at one point running away with the power rankings. Kory Sheets returned to the lineup and so too did the spark in the Riders offence. They did beat BC but need to string along a few more wins in succession to take over the Leos in the rankings.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-7-0)
The Tiger-Cats knew that if they wanted any shot of winning the division they would have to go into Rogers Centre and return with a win. They did just that off a solid game from CJ Gable and an offensive line that held off a vaunted Argos pass rush for the majority of the evening. A repeat performance next week in the conclusion of the back-to-back with the Argos and things can start to get real interesting in the East.
Montreal Alouettes (6-8-0)
Josh Neiswander had a game he likely won't soon forget. The youngster managed the game well and leaned on his veterans - Arland Bruce lll and SJ Green -- in a dominant 47-24 road victory. Doing so kept them in the hunt in the East, right on Hamilton's tails.
Edmonton Eskimos (3-11-0)
A lot of talk going in surrounded Mike Reilly but it was Jonathan Crompton that was forced into action after the former couldn't solve a swarming Als defence.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-12-0)
Max Hall had little to no answer for a Stampeders defence that was simply outstanding Saturday. With the exception of a 70-yard Will Ford run in the first quarter, Calgary flexed their muscles all afternoon long. The Bomebrs could get some help along the offensive line though as Patrick Neufeld joins the squad after being acquired in a trade with Saskatchewan for DE Alex Hall.