Just like last week, the latest CFL Power Rankings see the top two teams headed for a showdown this coming Friday. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who have firmly stayed at the top of the rankings, will defend their top spot against the red-hot Calgary Stampeders. The CFL football odds still have the Bombers as the Grey Cup favorites, although Calgary is gaining momentum.
Where CFL Teams Stand Heading to Week 6
Our rankings are based on two criteria: 1) the team’s current performance; and 2) the team’s outlook for the season.
1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-0)
- Last Week: 1
When you come at the kings, you best not miss. The Bombers accepted the BC Lions’ challenge and then embarrassed them in their own stadium. Winnipeg asserted its dominance over the CFL as quarterback Zach Collaros and the offense had one of its most efficient performances. Up next is another unbeaten team on a roll.
Next Game: vs Calgary Stampeders (4-0)
2. Calgary Stampeders (4-0)
- Last Week: 3
Fresh off a blowout against Edmonton, the Stampeders get another shot at the Grey Cup champs. Games between these teams have been close with four of their last five meetings decided by four points or fewer.
Next Game: at Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-0)
3. BC Lions (3-1)
- Last Week: 2
The Lions tumble down to the third spot following a humiliating loss to Winnipeg. That’s alright. Take your lickings and get stronger from it. This team gets a bye week to rest and recuperate and a meeting against Hamilton should help it get back to a good spot.
Next Game: vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-4) (Week 7)
4. Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-1)
- Last Week: 4
The Roughriders stay pat at fourth even as it trounced the Ottawa Redblacks. Their impressive victory was lost on the controversy behind Garrett Marino’s late cheap shot on Jeremiah Masoli, which injured the quarterback. The offense is also starting to get into a rhythm.
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Next Game: at Toronto Argonauts (1-2)
5. Montreal Alouettes (1-3)
- Last Week: 6
The Alouettes’ “lack of discipline” cost Khari Jones and Barron Miles their jobs. Current general manager Danny Maciocia and defensive backs coach Noel Thorpe will fill in, respectively. They start off with a softball against the visiting Elks.
Next Game: vs Edmonton Elks (1-4)
6. Toronto Argonauts (1-2)
- Last Week: 5
It’s hard to criticize the Argonauts for not being able to have a complete game. This team is playing every other week but will finally get the meat of its schedule beginning with a visit from Saskatchewan. If their near-comeback from Winnipeg is a sign, bet online on Toronto to trend.
Next Game: vs Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-1)
7. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-4)
- Last Week: 9
For its second straight game, Hamilton faces another winless team. How did this team move up two spots? It’s more a benefactor of circumstance as both Edmonton’s and Ottawa’s quarterback situations are a mess. Dane Evans will need to get better on his end.
Next Game: vs Ottawa Redblacks (0-4)
8. Edmonton Elks (1-4)
- Last Week: 8
Just when the Elks appeared to be trending in the right direction, they were blown out at home. As a follow-up, the team shipped out QB Nick Arbuckle and will now depend on third-stringer Taylor Cornelius. Edmonton may be prime fade material on the sportsbook.
Next Game: at Montreal Alouettes (1-3)
9. Ottawa Redblacks (0-4)
- Last Week: 7
And just like that, Masoli’s season has come to an end. With Masoli goes Ottawa’s shot at anything unless Arbuckle can become an All-Star quarterback. We’re not holding our breath, although the division is still wide open.
Next Game: at Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-4)