Updated Playoff Scenarios: Argos fighting for playoff lives

TORONTO — With the Als wrapping up a playoff spot on Saturday, the pressure is on the Toronto Argonauts who need a win tonight vs. BC to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

A loss or tie will eliminate the Boatmen from the post-season.

As for the West Division, the Saskatchewan Roughriders punched their ticket to the playoffs last weekend with their win over the Argos. Winnipeg and Calgary also have clinched playoff spots.

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Week 17 Playoff Scenarios:


  • Toronto Loss or Tie = Toronto eliminated from playoff contention


  • N/A


  • Calgary clinched its 15th consecutive playoff appearance in Week 15.
  • Winnipeg secured its fourth straight spot in the post-season in Week 15.
  • Hamilton locked-up a home playoff date for a second year-in-a-row in Week 15.
  • Saskatchewan claimed a post-season berth for the third consecutive year in Week 16.

If the playoffs started today (Sept. 30):

Western Semi-Final: Winnipeg at Saskatchewan
Western Final: TBD at Calgary

Eastern Semi-Final: Edmonton at Montreal
Eastern Final: TBD at Hamilton

Out of the playoffs: BC, Toronto, Ottawa


If the fourth-place team in division A has more points than the third-place team in division B (they cannot be tied), it will cross over and take the place of the third-place team in division B. The team which crossed over will then complete against the second-place team in division B.