1. BC Lions
Beat Saskatchewan in a meaningless game to end the regular season. Good offense and a great defence. Pretty much the only complete team in the CFL this year.
2. Calgary Stampeders
The offensive powerhouse of the league. Weird situation going into the playoffs with Tate starting over Glenn at quarterback, but from the power rankings standpoint, having two good quarterbacks is a nice problem to have. Won at the end versus the Eskimos, which doesn't say a lot.
3. Montreal Alouettes
Didn't do much in the final regular season game against Winnipeg, but it was meaningless. Calvillo is still Calvillo after another year and have a good shot to go through to the Grey Cup.
4. Toronto Argonauts
Played a Hamilton that had to win, ended up winning with a festival of backups and their fourth string quarterback. Will be better with Ray at the controls, but how much?
5. Saskatchewan Rough Riders
Inconsistent team. Decent quarterback in Durant, although he is also inconsistent. Benefits from rabid fan base that will show up on the road.
6. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Managed to dig themselves out of the basement with a win at the end of the regular season. Could survive without Buck Pierce next year, but it won't be pretty.
7. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Couldn't even beat the Argos on the road when they had too. Bad defence coupled with a good offense that gives up to many turnovers. Bizarre that Burris' stats could be so good for a 6 and 12 team although some of that comes from pretty much throwing every pass this season.
8. Edmonton Eskimos
Flamed out to end the season, but still in the playoffs anyways. Kerry Joseph as quarterback. Fired their GM before their playoff game. Ouch