July 28, 2014

CFL.ca Power Rankings: Unbeaten Stamps on top again

Calgary Stampeders

CFL.ca Staff

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.