CFL Power Rankings: After Week 10

The Canadian Football League's Labour Day Weekend was a bit of a dud. Not one game ended with the game on the line. Although Roughrider fans believe they can see the light at the end of the tunnel, there is still a long track ahead.

Cleo Lemon out in Toronto. Henry Burris gives it to the boo birds in Calgary. An interesting week for quarterbacks in the CFL and some of those things weigh in on the power rankings.

1. (LW - 1) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7-2) - You get a break after going 7-1, especially when the Bombers had to take on an aggravated and motivated bunch of Roughriders. The Bombers had their worst day of their season and it was very surprised. I believe they'll be back to their -------ville selves again this week. Although I believe the Blue Bombers can have all the ------- they want. I'm sick of that word.

2. (LW - 3) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-4) - A 5-2 record in their last seven games and obliterating the Montreal Alouettes on Labour Day has the Tiger-Cats climbing the power rankings. What has turned this team around? Kevin Glenn is on fire and trusts all the receivers he has in his arsenal and has the added bonus of Avon Cobourne not only running but in pass protection as well. That defence isn't too bad either and may be their strength.

3. (LW - 2) Calgary Stampeders (6-3) - A fragile Eskimos team goes into McMahon Stadium and what a flop by the Stampeders! Henry Burris showed some class by giving a little business to the fans and in the true sense of irony; throws an interception on the next play. OUCH. Stampeders should get it back together right away, they're still pretty good.

4. (LW - 5) B.C. Lions (3-6) - These are the 'power' rankings and a team that has gone 3-1 in their last four gets to move ahead of two teams with losing records over that same span. The defence continues to pull the offense along, although Travis Lulay had some great numbers against the Argonauts last week. (Noted: The Lions have defeated Toronto, a bad Eskimo team and the Roughriders... however, you still have to show up and win.)

5. (LW - 4) Montreal Alouettes (5-4) - Something is up in Montreal. I think they miss their defensive coordinator that much. Tim Burke is now leading the Bombers defence and the Alouettes are getting scored on at will at times. They have a 2-4 in their last six games, which is the exact same as the Roughriders in that span. That is why the Alouettes are in the bottom half.

6. (LW - 6) Edmonton Eskimos (6-3) - The Edmonton Eskimos are much lower than their standings because I need to see two consistent games after a three game losing streak before giving someone a bump. So here they sit, disrespected and likely to prove me wrong on Friday in Edmonton against Calgary. (Noted: A win over Calgary and the Eskimos will be back in the top 3)

7. (LW - 8) Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-7) - If they blew away B.C. or Edmonton this week they don't move ahead of Toronto but they beat the 7-1 Blue Bombers by 20 points. They're moving on up and with Darian Durant calling the offense in game it will be interesting to see if he can maintain success as teams get a read on what he likes to do.

8. (LW - 7) Toronto Argonauts (2-7) - Well, the Cleo Lemon era is over and it appears that it may have been his decision as much as the coaching staff. But many should understand why Lemon would be frustrated after going 11/14 in the first half and only down 13-6 and getting pulled. Then he watched Dalton Bell throw four picks in the second half. Steven Jyles waltzes in as starting quarterback after his tenure on the nine-game injured list. They're playoff position is even more desperate than Saskatchewan.

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