1. Edmonton Eskimos
They keep winning, even if they didn't deserve to over the Argos this week. Even a good team will have some so-so weeks. I bet the Lions wish they kept Jerome Messam now.
2. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Proved they can win with Alex Brink when Buck Pierce is injured (which is pretty much an inevitability). Still have an awesome defence. Still waiting for the letdown, but it doesn't seem to be happening.
3. Hamilton Tiger Cats
Beat a good team with a winning record. Glenn is back on track. Can win with Arland Bruce hardly contributing. Defence capable of shutting down opposing offenses in the fourth quarter. Didn't look good after two games, but this is the reason for pre-season optimism.
4. Montreal Alouettes
Two losses in a row, but I'm not willing to drop the Alouettes in the bottom half of the league yet. Another loss, though and the Montreal mystique is gone.
5. Calgary Stampeders
Beat a crappy Saskatchewan team, although it was on the road, so that counts for something. Beat a good team and prove the Stamps aren't on the downswing this year.
6. Toronto Argonauts
Lost to the Eskimos by a single point, when they easily could have won this game. Showed they can play OK and not totally sucky with Dalton Bell when Cleo Lemon is injured. If Cory Boyd can come back and play at a high level, the Argos could be an average team. Five hundred is probably not achievable at this point.
7. Saskatchewan Roughriders
Still have only one win and can't even win at home. Not making the playoffs because of the crossover is a possibility. How long can coach Greg Marshall last before crazed Rider fans demand action?
8. BC Lions
Still winless. How many games does BC have to lose before Wally Buono gets axed? A lot, apparently.