CFL Power Rankings: After Week 6

While Winnipeg has labelled itself 'Swaggerville', it's hard to figure out what's going on in Riderville. The 33-3 loss to, at the time league worst, Hamilton Tiger-Cats seemed like rock bottom but then the Roughriders go pay a visit to the 0-5 B.C. Lions and come out with 11 points and have found an even deeper low.

However, after Week 3 I put the Roughriders at the bottom of the power rankings and this week there is actually a team I find even less powerful.

1. (LW - 2) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-1) - 'Swaggerville' seemed a little boisterous for a team that has only four wins going into last week's game but then they proved the reason for their moxy. After a slow start the Bombers pummelled the once undefeated Eskimos.

2. (LW - 4) Montreal Alouettes (4-2) - The Alouettes climb back up the power rankings after another obliteration of the Toronto Argonauts. Yes, the Argos are spiralling towards disaster but what the Alouettes were able to do at will was unbelievable.

3. (LW - 1) Edmonton Eskimos (5-1) - The Eskimos fall down two spots because they haven't been dominating the last couple of weeks and then got exposed by the Bombers. Life without Fred Stamps may be very difficult. Ask the Riders what it's like losing their top receiver.

4. (LW - 5) Calgary Stampeders (4-2) - 19-0 is how badly the Stampeders thumped a red hot Hamilton Tiger-Cats team in the second half in Week 6. It was the most impressive victory by the Stampeders so far this season and just in time for another visit to Mosaic Stadium.

5. (LW - 3) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3-3) - The search is still out for the Tabbies after they went missing at half time against the Calgary Stampeders. We'll see if trading one of their best playmakers but most controversial members, Arland Bruce III, was a shrewd move or a move they'll want back.

6. (LW - 8) B.C. Lions (1-5) - The Lions took advantage of the Saskatchewan Roughriders propensity to shoot themselves in the foot. The Lions, like the Stampeders the week previous, did a great job of keeping Darian Durant honest and more or less in the pocket. Add the aforementioned Bruce to the receiving corps and that offense could get very dangerous.

7. (LW - 6) Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-5) - After it appeared the special teams was the only thing not worrying the Roughriders, Eddie Johnson has his worst game of the season and holder Weston Dressler almost forgets to do his job. Add them to the list of problems and it's now the defence that looks to be keeping the team in games. Sadly, things are more likely to get worse before they get better.

8. (LW - 7) Toronto Argonauts (1-5) - THUD! That's the bottom coming out of the Argonauts. The team is now showing they are in panic mode by firing their defensive coordinator following a loss to Montreal where they gave up over 500 yards of offense. The Argos can only hope a battle of the QEW is able to light a fire under the team.

What are your thoughts on these rankings? Let me know on twitter: @jamienye