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 Week #14 Mathematical Power Rankings:
Matthew Cauz | CFL.ca Columnist
British Columbia Lions (9-4)
Give the Lions credit for not giving up and for putting the fear of God in the Saskatchewan faithful late in the game. Here’s hoping that Geroy Simon and Arland Bruce III return soon. That’s far too much talent and personality to be on the sidelines.
Saskatchewan Roughriders (7-6)
Two weeks in a row without a single rush from Darian Durant. Despite his lack of mobility he lit up the best defence in the league to the tune of 371 yards and three touchdowns. His 46-yard strike to Gregg Carr was a brilliant combination of guts and brains.
Montreal Alouettes (8-5)
Surprised with their #3 ranking? I just can’t put them at #2 when you consider their last two wins came against teams with backup quarterbacks taking the majority of the snaps. Against the Lions and Tiger-Cats, teams with their starting pivot healthy; they’ve given up 84 points.
Calgary Stampeders (8-5)
Some fun Canadian related facts about Joe West. Joe's uncle, Doug West played 67 games for the now defunct Vancouver Grizzlies while his brother Tracy was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000. Kind of odd watching Calgary beat Edmonton without the game involving a last-second missed field goal.
Toronto Argonauts (7-6)
Notre Dame is 4-0 and Jarious Jackson has an efficient, no-turnover performance against a Winnipeg team that held the potent Tiger-Cats attack in check just one week sooner. Life is good for JJ right now.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-8)
This may be my favourite stat of the season; Henry Burris had more touchdown passes (5) against Montreal than incompletions (4). Just another day in the office for the Tiger-Cats who saw Burris complete less than 50 per cent of his passes just one week earlier.
Edmonton Eskimos (5-8)
The only positive for the team is that Kavis Reed did not pull a Corey Chamblin and promise to cut players if Jon Cornish ran all over them. After watching Cornish treat the Eskimos defence like it was a Beer League game, I’m guessing Reed would have cut more players than Homer Simpson. Although I wasn't able to cut everyone I wanted to, I have cut a lot of you. Chris is cut. Damaso is cut. T.J. you're gone. J.C., I like your hustle. That's why it was so hard to cut you.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-10)
Gary Lawless is right; Winnipeg needs to completely overhaul their quarterback situation. Just consider their past two games against Toronto. Buck Pierce throws a total of 13 passes against the Argonauts while his backups put up 25 incompletions and two interceptions in Week 4 (Alex Brink) which is followed up with Joey Elliott's three interception night this past weekend.