1. Calgary Stampeders
Can't argue with 8 and 1 and defeating their hated provincial rival with a good record. Cornish is back too and effective.
2. Saskatchewan Roughriders
Beat Winnipeg at home, have Dressler back and as far as I know Durant doesn't have any health issues.
3. Edmonton Eskimos
Still have an 8 and 2 record, but quarterback Mike Reilly's health seems
shaky of late. Don't mind the backup, but Reilly has had a good year.
4. BC Lions
Left out of the Labour Day weekend games. Lions are looking like a
decent team this year even without Lulay and a week's rest never hurts.
5. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Only lost by five points to their prairie rivals in Regina. The Bombers are still better than any Eastern team.
6. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Managed to play in their new, uncompleted stadium and doubled their win
total against the Argos. Collaros was back and looked fabulous. Defence
was good too, even getting an uncharacteristic five sacks.
7. Toronto Argonauts
Ricky Ray didn't look very good (and certainly won't be East nominee for
most outstanding player like last year (which was pretty dubious
itself)) and the Argos mostly stunk. However they did only lose by a
single point on the road. So there's that.
8. Montreal Alouettes
Managed to beat Ottawa, proving they're the best of the two worst teams. With a new starting quarterback in Crompton no less.
9. Ottawa REDBLACKS
I thought Ottawa would have more than one win at this time. Maybe the team can retool with the NFL's final cuts.