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CFL Week 5 Power Rankings: West is Best

Top Two Teams Set for Showdown

Our CFL power rankings see the power remaining in the West, where four teams are a combined 13-1. The East teams are a combined 2-12. That is lopsided and will definitely have an impact on CFL betting odds as the season continues. It shows itself in the Grey Cup Odds on BetUS.

As usual, our rankings are based on two categories: 1) current performance; and 2) potential for the season.

State of the CFL, Week 5
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1.Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4-0)

Winnipeg remained unbeaten … barely. The Blue Bombers outlasted the Argos by one point and set up a battle of the unbeaten with …

  • Last Week: 1
  • Next: vs BC (3-0)

2. BC Lions (3-0)

The Lions remained perfect and set up a battle of teams with perfect marks as they will play host to Winnipeg in what is the Game of the Year to date in the CFL.

  • Next: vs Winnipeg (4-0))
  • Last Week: 2
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3. Calgary Stampeders (3-0)

Calgary continues on its merry way to victories and will watch with interest as the other unbeaten teams duel in the West. That said, the Stampeders don’t want to take the Elks lightly or they could taste defeat for the first time.

  • Last Week: 3
  • Next: vs Edmonton Elks (1-3)

4. Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-1)

Imagine being 3-1 and in fourth place – okay, technically a tie for third with six points – in your division. That is the problem the Roughriders face as they are looking at three teams without a loss in the West. Saskatchewan best not take Ottawa lightly. Consider yourself warned.

  • Last Week: 6
  • Next: vs Ottawa RedBlacks (0-3)

5. Toronto Argonauts (1-2)

The Argos’ only reason to be happy is they have fewer losses than everyone else in the East. That means they are still under .500, at 1-2. They get a week to rest before facing another West test in the Roughriders

  • Last Week: 7
  • Next: vs Saskatchewan RoughRiders (Week 6)
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6. Montreal Alouettes (1-3)

  • Last Week: 4
  • Next: vs Edmonton Elks (Week 6)

Montreal was thrashed by Saskatchewan and gets a bye to try and figure out a way to win. The Edmonton Elks are on the horizon and with the way they have been playing, it could be a competitive game.

7. Ottawa Redblacks (0-3)

The Redblacks’ brutal schedule continued and they suffered another close loss, falling to BC by three points. Up next is a Saskatchewan team that will be a challenge to shut down.

  • Last Week: 5
  • Next: vs Saskatchewan (3-1)
State of the CFL, Week 5
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8. Edmonton Elks (1-3)

The Elks earned their first win but it wasn’t exactly impressive as they got past the terrible Tiger-Cats by four points. It will be quite the challenge to turn this into a winning streak against Calgary.

  • Last Week: 9
  • Next: vs Calgary Stampeders (3-0)

9. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-4)

The Tiger-Cats have to be glad to have a bye week. They are winless and could be in line for a meeting with an Ottawa team that needs a win at Saskatchewan to avoid having this contest be a game between winless teams.

  • Last Week: 7
  • Next: vs Ottawa (Week 6)

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