1. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
I don't think one can argue with the Cats as the top team in the CFL. They dismantled Winnipeg and all three phases looked good, offense, defense and special teams. Collaros is looking great passing outside the pocket. The only weakness was Holley running in the absence of CJ Gable. The receivers didn't seem to miss Fantuz too much.
2. Calgary Stampeders
Didn't play this week so I assumed they got healthier. Still have Bo Levi Mitchell, but not having Jon Cornish for a while hurts their offense.
3. Edmonton Eskimos
Sure they lost to the Lions, but it was on the road and it was close. They have a great defense and a reasonable offense in the absence of Mike Reilly.
4. Toronto Argonauts
Beat Saskatchewan, but that's not really saying a lot considering they are 0 and 7. Still with Trevor Harris at quarterback and a decent receiving corps, the Argonauts are a decent team.
5. Ottawa REDBLACKS
Still not exactly sure if the REDBLACKS are totally for real, they looked OK beating the Alouettes, although they needed a weak pass interference call at the end to win. Burris played well, which is important if Ottawa is going to go anywhere in 2015.
6. BC Lions
Lulay and more importantly Andrew Harris came through for the Lions in a victory over the Eskimos at home. How good are the Lions? Who really knows. They have good linebackers in Eliminian and Bighill which is something.
7. Montreal Alouettes
While Rakeem Cato is great after losing your first two quarterbacks to injury, he isn't the best quarterback in the CFL. One wonders if the Sam controversy has been holding Montreal back.
8. Saskatchewan Roughriders
After losing Durant and Glenn at quarterback, Brett Smith didn't do bad against the Argos on the road. The team is bad, but not 0-7 bad. They'll get a win someday.
9. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Bombers seem to go as Drew Willy does, and he was injured against Hamilton. The Bombers looked terrible against Hamilton even in the first half with Willy still in. Now they have Brohm and Marve as their quarterbacks. Doesn't look good for the Bombers until Willy comes back.