CFL Power Rankings: After Week 7

Well, if you were to pick a week to watch football, this may not be the one. Winnipeg, Calgary, Hamilton and Montreal are all resting this week while the four teams struggling the most hit the turf, including three 1-6 football teams.

The CFL marketing department may need to work overtime getting these matchups hyped up, while they could take next week off.

1. (LW - 1) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-1) - Paul LaPolice has it easy right now. His team is just so confident and so fired up that the pre-game speeches could be about one phrase long, 'get out there and kick ***'. I personally love the 'Swaggerville' motto and they are deserving of the title.

2. (LW - 2) Montreal Alouettes (5-2) - Well that was a butt whoopin' over the Edmonton Eskimos. The Alouettes were impressive and their aggressive play overwhelmed the Eskimos. After a two game slide, they're back in a big way.

3. (LW - 4) Calgary Stampeders (5-2) - The Stampeders have found their offense. As the defence has held them in games early this season, the offense has now picked up the slack and that's been apparent as they've put 45 and 32 points on the scoreboard the last two weeks.

4. (LW - 5) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-3) - The Tiger-Cats have won four of their last five games and have scored over 30 points in each of those victories. They head into the unofficial second half of the season in a great race with Montreal and Winnipeg for the home playoff spots.

5. (LW - 3) Edmonton Eskimos (5-2) - You don't drop two straight, including putting up just four points and stay near the top of the power rankings. There is a sharp drop off from 5-6 in these rankings but the Eskimos have definitely lost their momentum they carried through five weeks of the season.

6. (LW - 6) B.C. Lions (1-6) - I'd love to just lump the Lions, Riders and Argos into 8th but that would be a cop out. So, the Lions get the edge in the best of the worst because of their win over Saskatchewan two weeks ago.

7. (LW - 7) Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-6) - I was tempted to put the Roughriders into sixth but as good as the offense was against Calgary, the defense let them down. Plus, B.C. lost to Winnipeg, so they get a bit of a break.

8. (LW - 8) Toronto Argonauts (1-6) - Changing the defensive coordinator didn't do much as they give up 37 points and like the Riders 'D' let down an offense who scored over 30-points. The Argos have six straight losses and a matchup against the Roughriders to see who can move up from the bottom of the rankings.

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