1. Calgary Stampeders
Sure they lost a close one to BC. And at home. I still have faith in them. Although clearly they would be better if Cornish was healthy.
2. Edmonton Eskimos
Didn't play last week, so they couldn't show me something that would make me like them less.
3. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Bombers look like they are for real this year. Won an interesting game in Hamilton as they looked great in the first half, kind of sucked in the second and then looked great at the end as they drove the length of the field (or at least it seemed so).
4. Saskatchewan Rough Riders
The Riders would appear to be back after wiping the Redblacks at home. Not a great test, but it is something.
5. BC Lions
Another week where all five Western teams are better than the Eastern teams. Considering they beat Calgary at home in a close one, they certainly could have ranked higher, but they've had some weak games this year. Getting Andrew Harris involved seems key.
6. Toronto Argonauts
Blasted Montreal. That's something. Did it without Durie and Owens too.
7. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Sure they lost at home, but it was close, against a good team, and came back from a big deficit. LeFevour was crap in the first half, but recovered in the second. Hamilton can win games if they play all four quarters, but that seems unlikely.
8. Ottawa Redblacks
Sucked mostly against Saskatchewan. Their offense isn't bad though. They need a better defence, especially in the first half and to avoid turnovers. Which isn't likely to happen.
9. Montreal Alouettes
Introduced a lot of coaches. That's never a good sign. The Als weren't a terrible team last year and in fact had a very good defence. Not this year.