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Power Rankings: 100th Grey Cup Playoffs Edition

CFL.ca Staff

TORONTO -- For the second-straight year, the CFL.ca Power Rankings will pit Matthew Cauz against The Machine. Last season, The Machine topped Cauz in a bitter competition that lasted until the final week.

Who will come out on top in 2012?

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Here are the 100th Grey Cup Playoffs Mathematical Power Rankings:

The Machine
RankTeamPointsPreviousChange
1 7.1 -
2 2.0 -
3 1.0 -
4 -0.8 -
5 -0.9 -
6 -1.7 -

Matthew Cauz | CFL.ca Columnist

British Columbia Lions (13-5)
The best team in the league finishes with the best record. I’m trying to remember the last time one team has gone into the playoffs as such a prohibitive favourite. So now that the regular is over, which Canadian running back would you take: the leading rusher Jon Cornish or the leader in yards from scrimmage Andrew Harris? Let the debate begin!  

Calgary Stampeders (12-6)
Calgary is entering the playoffs at just the right time, winning five of their last six games. With the four game sweep of the Eskimos, Calgary just needs to win the next 37 contests to even the all-time season series between these clubs. You can do it Nik Lewis!

Montreal Alouettes (11-7)
I’m guessing no one was shocked by the Alouettes losing their final game of the year. Last year Calvillo played about a half and the team managed one rouge in a 43-1 loss to the Lions. In 2010, the season finale against the Argonauts marked the last time Adrian McPherson started a game and the team was soundly beaten 30-4 by the Argonauts. Keep that in mind for Week 19 of the 2013 season.

Toronto Argonauts (9-9)
When four different players throw passes for one team that usually means that team lost by at least 20. A great win for so many backups who rarely get a chance to shine. I’m looking forward for the Zach Collaros era to begin

Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-10)  
I’m going all lazy on this write up. Instead of me writing something semi-clever here I will just rip off some funny tweets from Rob Vanstone (@robvanstone) who sums up the team’s offensive performance:

(1) Lions with a 19-yard touchdown run by Andrew Harris; lead 7-0. I will now resume my nap.

(2) Lions punt for a rouge to assume what might be an insurmountable 8-0 lead.

(3) When the official said "no yards,'' was he referring to the Riders' average gain?

(4) And my personal favourite ….  BREAKING: Saskatchewan Roughriders record a first down.

Edmonton Eskimos (7-11)
Matt Nichols or Kerry Joseph? Take your pick!

Cauz's Rankings
RankTeamPreviousChange
1 -
2 -
3 -
4 -
5 -
6 -

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