CFL Power Rankings: After Week 11

This week is a tough one to decide who's up or who's down. However, there is only one definitive spot.


The weakest team are the Toronto Argonauts and Steven Jyles at the helm didn't do much to turn the tide of the Argos season. But where should everybody else sit with Winnipeg losing, Montreal hot and cold, Calgary lays an egg one week and wins the next, Saskatchewan heating up, B.C. equally hot, Hamilton looking formidable and then spanked the next and Edmonton also with a Jekyll and Hyde go of late.

So without further ado... here's my best guess on where teams stand after 11 weeks.

1. (LW - 5) Montreal Alouettes (6-4) - The reason I throw the Alouettes to the top is just how badly they beat a very hot Hamilton team. Anthony Calvillo threw four touchdowns and over 400-yards and when the Alouettes do that, they prove whatever haze they were in is over. Look out.

2. (LW - 3) Calgary Stampeders (7-3) - Although Henry Burris and Stampeders still look a bit off, they were able to shake perform at a much higher level. Burris still looks like he's not comfortable and I wouldn't be surprised if he's got a throwing hand or shoulder problem with the some of the ducks he's throwing out there.

3. (LW - 2) Hamilton Tiger-Cates (5-5) - The Tiger-Cats have looked good the last seven weeks so they fall only a spot because one loss in Montreal can't be seen as a huge problem. A lot of people get smacked in Montreal.

4. (LW - 4) B.C. Lions (4-6) - The B.C. Lions stick in this spot because they're 4-1 in their last five games. Although the competition hasn't been the best they're still looking like a team on the rise in the CFL West and could make it tough on Saskatchewan to leap frog them for a playoff spot.

5. (LW - 1) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7-3) - They will soon fall like a rock in these rankings, especially if injuries to quarterback Buck Pierce and defensive back Jonathon Hefney are severe. It was good while it lasted Winnipeg but things are crumbling.

6. (LW - 7) Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-7) - The reason the Roughriders are behind the Bombers still is due to the record. But one more week of winning for the Riders and losing for the Bombers and the record won't matter because it was hard not to put B.C. and Saskatchewan 1-2 this week.

7. (LW - 6) Edmonton Eskimos (6-4) - They have the opposite record of the B.C. Lions in the last five (1-4). Like Winnipeg, you can see how quickly things can change in the Canadian Football League. However, they could quickly be a team on the rise again with their receivers getting healthy.

8. (LW - 8) Toronto Argonauts (2-8) - I've addressed the Argonauts earlier but will Steven Jyles be more productive in week two. Likely. But he'll have to be lights out against Saskatchewan or Toronto may take one on the chin at Mosaic this week.

How would you rank the teams. Let me know on twitter: @jamienye