CFL Power Rankings: After Week 14

The power is clearly shifting towards the two teams I originally had playing in the Grey Cup at the start of the season (B.C. and Montreal).

However, let's not look at how I thought the Roughriders were going to do this season. HINT: I was very, very wrong.

1. (LW - 1) B.C. Lions (7-6) - The epic turnaround everybody in Saskatcheawn wanted from their team has taken place out West. Six straight wins for the B.C. Lions and all that's going to stop them now is themselves or injuries. Travis Lulay is now getting the same press Darian Durant did in his first two years as a starter in the this league. He's the next big thing. He deserves the praise.

2. (LW - 2) Montreal Alouettes (8-5) - During a road trip to Winnipeg for a battle for first in the East Division, the Alouettes came back to life. Though that game came down to a goal line stand, it should have been long over by then. A poor official lost his job in the most public of ways because of a blown call that almost robbed the Alouettes of a huge victory.

3. (LW - 3) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-6) - After a couple of slow weeks in the middle of the season the Tiger-Cats are once again looking like a team who can challenge Montreal or Winnipeg for top spot in the Division. Wouldn't you know it, they have a date at home with Winnipeg to prove they're ready for a deep playoff run this week.

4. (LW - 6) Calgary Stampeders (8-5) - Everyone thought the Stampeders were imploding until they woke up against Saskatchewan. It will be very interesting to see if the Stampeders were that good or if the Roughriders are just that bad as the Stamps face the B.C. Lions in a battle for 1st place in the West Division this week.

5. (LW - 7) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8-5) - The Blue Bombers are still losers of four of their last five but I thought they showed some life against Montreal. Alex Brink handled himself fairly well at the helm for Buck Pierce. If Pierce returns this week and the Bombers win against Hamilton, we may have to start putting up with you-know-what-ville again.

6. (LW - 5) Edmonton Eskimos (7-6) - When have we ever gotten to Week 15 in the regular season and the top six teams in the league are separated by just one win? The race to the playoffs is close but it's time for the Eskimos to, how did Kavis Reed put it this week when talking about Aaron Hunt? .... oh yes, "shut up and play" before they're staring at one of the worst finishes after a 5-0 start in the history of the league.

7. (LW - 4) Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-9) - I felt that sinking feeling in Saskatchewan after last week's debacle against B.C. and then the team took a trip to Calgary. OUCH. The one thing they have going for them is they have a better record than Edmonton since Labour Day and with two of their final five against the 'Schmoes, who knows what can happen.

8. (LW - 8) Toronto Argonauts - (3-10) - The quarterback position is still shaky in Toronto and not much else is going right either.