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Calgary Stampeders
Week 9 Ranking: 1
To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Calgary Stampeders slot in on top of the Pinty's Power Rankings for the 10th time in as many weeks. Jon Cornish returned to form in a huge Labour Day Classic win over their provincial rivals, rushing for 163 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

 
Edmonton Eskimos
Week 9 Ranking: 2

The Eskimos have two losses this year, both coming at the hands of the team featured right above them. That reason, in addition to the fact that they were playing without their starting quarterback, is enough for us to give them another shot at staking their claim in the two spot.

 
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Week 9 Ranking: 3

Hot on Edmonton's tails for the coveted second rank, the Riders scored 14 fourth-quarter points en-route to their sixth-straight win in Sunday's Classic against Winnipeg. The Banjo Bowl awaits!

 
BC Lions
Week 9 Ranking:
4
The idle Lions stay comfortably put at number four. This week, the Leos will travel to Ottawa, where Travis Lulay is set to make his first start of the 2014 campaign.

 
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Week 9 Ranking: 5

Their Labour Day Classic loss will surely sting for a while, but the Bombers won't have to wait too long for their shot at redemption. Sunday's Banjo Bowl is certainly the marquee matchup of the week, and you can bet that the Investors Group Stadium faithful will be out in full force.

 
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Week 9 Ranking: 7
Coincidentally, the week that Hamilton moved into their brand new stadium is also the week they move up a spot in the Pinty's Power Rankings. It wasn't the prettiest of wins, but the Ticats got a much-needed two points in a game that will surely boost the morale of the entire organization. Next up, a visit to Montreal for another important East Division test.

 
Toronto Argonauts
Week 8 Ranking: 6

Is it safe to say that the Argos offence is in dire need of some reinforcements? Without the likes of Chad Owens, Andre Durie and John Chiles, Ricky Ray has failed to eclipse the 200-yard passing mark in three of his last five games. 

 
Montreal Alouettes
Week 9 Ranking: 8
Jonathan Crompton looked pretty solid in his first career start, showing a propensity to move the ball downfield, and integrate his key playmakers (EG: Brandon Whitaker, Duron Carter, SJ Green). The Als will look to build on their second win of the year on Sunday afternoon against the Ticats.

  
Ottawa REDBLACKS
Week 9 Ranking: 9
Chevon Walker had just eight touches in Ottawa's loss to Montreal on Friday night, gaining just 39 yards in the process. Head Coach Rick Campbell knows he has to get his playmaker the ball more often, saying "We want to get him the ball. He's an explosive guy."

Fan Comments
 
RayX
Sorry but which ever team ends up crossing over will make easy work of the two eastern teams. I'm betting it's Sask vs. BC.
September 03, 2014 - 10:03pm
 
 
RayX
Because I'm pretty sure Jon Huffnagel writes this article every week... It makes no sense to me either. Plus the pedigree of having a team full of people who just won the grey cup.
September 03, 2014 - 6:55pm
Orange & Black
A team FULL of people who just won the GC ??? I guess Rider Nation's got their heads in the sand (sorry, that should be in the snow) about half the players on the GC winning team leaving for GREENER pastures elsewhere!
September 04, 2014 - 4:41am
RayX
A team and front office with a great number of people that just won the grey cup. The core all remained.
September 04, 2014 - 1:47pm
 
 
als rule
rankings are fine BUT green rider fans whining as usual!!
September 03, 2014 - 6:18pm
Juggernot
Won't hear any whining from me because I know these rankings mean diddly squat!!
September 04, 2014 - 2:59am
GreenMachine93
I suppose it could be worse... I mean we could be ranked like 8th or something.
September 04, 2014 - 9:41pm
 
 
Russty
With powerhouse Gaydosh signing with the Cats to shore up the defensse and Chris Williams in the wings, soon to sign. Cats and Stamps in the 2014 Grey Cup.
September 03, 2014 - 4:58pm
 
 
GreenMachine93
Calgary I can understand, better record and all that jazz, but how is Edmonton (after a loss) ahead of the Riders who are riding a 6 game winning streak and have proven that we can win with the backup qb in? How is that a thing?
September 03, 2014 - 4:03pm
Riderpride1990
Edm has the same record as us and have only lost to Calgary twice as was mentioned in the article. Riders lost their two games to BC and Toronto. If Riders win against Winnipeg again and Edm loses to calgary, then the riders should be in 2nd. Riders and Stamps on a collision course. Can't wait!
September 03, 2014 - 7:44pm
RayX
@ RP1990 But they were both more recent than the Rider losses. And the Lions beat the Stamps so there is no shame losing to them. And the Argos was week two. Plus we win with our back up QB and Edmonton loses. Sask should be 2
September 03, 2014 - 10:02pm
GreenMachine93
As RayX said, our losses were in weeks 2&3. Theirs were much more recent than ours. And being on a 6 game winning streak has to count for something.
September 04, 2014 - 9:43pm
 
 
red&right
Calgary will continue to lead the power rankings with another win over the Eskimos! Go Bombers!
September 03, 2014 - 1:27pm
Juggernot
That's great another league-leading regular season followed by the usual epic fail in the playoffs. Can't hardly wait LOL!!
September 04, 2014 - 3:00am
 
 
RayX
Riders are the defending champs and they never got any credit in these rankings and now they ignore the fact that they've won SIX GAMES IN A ROW! The last two being huge rival games. Sask should be second. Also, because we can win with our backup QB in.
September 03, 2014 - 12:51pm
 
 
Tabisca
Rankings are clear cut but I said before Riders in 1st place by week 12. go Esk s this weekend.
September 03, 2014 - 10:01am
the cfl fan
I don't see how the Riders can possibly vault past the Stampeders in that time... they would have to have two outrageous blowout wins and Calgary would need to look horrible, with Edmonton going 1-1 in that stretch...
September 03, 2014 - 1:38pm