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Calgary Stampeders
Week 4 Ranking: 1
To be the best, you have to beat the best. And through five weeks of the 2014 season, no one has been able to beat the Calgary Stampeders. No Jon Cornish, no Maurice Price, no Nik Lewis, no problem for a Calgary team that is firing on all cylinders. Next week, Bo Levi Mitchell will go for his eighth straight win to start his career.

Edmonton Eskimos
Week 4 Ranking: 2

The Eskimos had a chance to step into the number one spot, but they weren't able to get by the red-hot Stamps. Edmonton's defence was only able to bring down Bo Levi Mitchell once throughout the game (surprise, surprise Odell Willis), marking their lowest sack total of the 2014 campaign.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Week 4 Ranking: 3

How's that for a rebound game? On the road against a confident Lions team, the Bombers used some stout defence, and timely scoring to escape BC Place with a well-earned victory. Rookie kickier Lirim Hajrullahu looked like an established veteran, drilling five field goals, two of which came from long-distance.

Saskatchewan Roughriders
Week 4 Ranking:
Revenge is sweet, ain't it Rider Nation? Saskatchewan jumps up a spot after jumping all over the Argonauts on Saturday night, three weeks after they were embarrassed by the same Argos 48-15. Will Ford introduced himself to the Mosaic faithful in impressive fashion, registering a trio of touchdowns in his first game wearing Green.

BC Lions
Week 4 Ranking: 4

The Lions fall from four to five after dropping a 23-6 decision to the visiting Bombers. Kevin Glenn was silenced, while Andrew Harris was contained by a stingy Winnipeg defence that collected six sacks, all from different players. It won't get any easier for the Lions, as they'll visit McMahon Stadium for a date with the league-best Stampeders on Friday.

Toronto Argonauts
Week 4 Ranking: 6
Despite their lopsided road loss to the Riders, the Argos remain in the six spot. It's pretty evident that the injuries on the offensive side of the ball have taken their toll, with Ricky Ray failing to garner any chemistry with an inexperienced group of receivers.

Montreal Alouettes
Week 4 Ranking: 7

The idle Alouettes also don't budge from their previous position. After a week off to reflect, the Als get right back at it with an important Divisional test against the Argos. News out of Montreal suggests that Troy Smith's leash is shorter than people may have thought. Will he bounce back this week for the Als?

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Week 4 Ranking: 9
The Ticats returned home to Hamilton, and pulled out a much-needed victory in front of their fans. Dan LeFevour looked like a natural in his first start, while CJ Gable set the tone as well with some bullish running.

Week 4 Ranking: 8
The REDBLACKS were finally able to reach the endzone, but it just wasn't enough to topple the Ticats. This week, Ottawa will return home for a date with the Roughriders, where you can be sure TD Place will be rocking.

Fan Comments
als rule
anytime montreal is ahead of Hamilton in any poll or ranking it's a good day, week, month and year!!
July 29, 2014 - 8:22pm
Well Hamilton so far has been playing MUCH better than your Als and should hardly be ranked lower. Enjoy your brief time ahead of the Ticats because it won't last!!!
July 30, 2014 - 11:01am
How'd all that poll & ranking stuff work out for you last season? We'll see how happy you are when the Als & Ti-Cats PLAY each other this season. Is your qb up to it? I think not.
July 30, 2014 - 2:32pm
I think the East is more or less correct- everybody has one win, and Toronto and Montreal are the only ones to have a victory over a Western team (both in Week 2). Hamilton has been playing well, but in my book, the Als' win over BC was more impressive than the Ticats' win over Ottawa.
July 31, 2014 - 8:28am
Like a lot of others, agree that Calgary hasn't been playing great footbal but.... they have been winning with a couple of key guys out of the lineup. If the Eskimos and Bombers can keep up their winning ways, it looks like it could be quite the battle in the west. Hmmmmm, suppose that could be also said about the east although not in the positive way. Go Bombers
July 29, 2014 - 6:43pm
Does the Montreal qb situation remind you of the Toronto qb situation of a few years ago. Ex NFL-er Lemon seemed like he might be the guy but turned out he wasn't. Seems to me to be like the Smith situation is shaping up. Initial promise but little improvement and little consistency.
July 29, 2014 - 6:40pm
The Stamps did not deserve to be #1 last week, but they do deserve it this week. That's mostly due to bad EE coaching decisions, not to the performance of Mitchell, which was mediocre at best.
July 29, 2014 - 1:07pm
Stamps are unbeaten but "redhot" is an exaggeration of a team that barely got past an Edmonton team that should have won that game but for a couple errors. Mitchell is looking very average in reality despite media crowning him the next big thing already.
July 29, 2014 - 10:54am
Agree that stamps are on top but I would not call them "red hot" by any stretch. The 2013 stamps of this stage in the season would mop the floor with the 2014 team. All the teams are below their 2013 calibre with exception of Eskimos and Bombers. All the west teams are extremely close in quality this year.
July 29, 2014 - 1:32pm
Now what is disappointing is the top 10 plays of the week. It looks like only Hamilton and Ottawa sent in the highlight package. Number one play should have been the retirement of Geroy Simon.
July 29, 2014 - 10:06am
Pretty hard to argue this one. West followed by the East. While all teams have used key players as excuses, Calgary just rolls along although the victory over Edmonton was coaching and not players. Edmonton should have won that one.
July 29, 2014 - 10:03am
In the west, I only disagree with Calgary in top spot. Sure they are undefeated but their last 2 wins were ugly and without Cornish, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan are better in my books. With Cornish, different story. In the east, I put Hamilton on top because they were a slow starter last year and have faced tough teams to date. They are going to start running a'muck. Ottawa is under-rated and are #2 in the east for the short term -- injuries are going to start hurting them because they don't have the depth. Montreal and Toronto are in the race for the bottom for now.
July 29, 2014 - 9:53am