Welcome back CFL Fans, week 9 is finalized and @TheBrysh has calculated the Power Rankings going into week 10. @TheBrysh picked 4 out of 4 winners last week, bring a season total to 25 out of 35, that’s 71% precision! There were no huge upsets this week, and so the top and bottom don’t change much but the middle of the pack sure does!

The Top 3

As predicted, things did not change over the last week for the top 3 teams. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers continue to dominate the CFL, and their 35-20 victory against Montreal seals them in at number one. Calgary picked up a win against the Redblacks in week 9, lifting their record to 5-2, they remain in 2nd place. The BC Lions blew out the Edmonton Elks 46-14 on Saturday. The Lions are now 6-1 and second in the West Division standings, but @TheBrysh still ranks them as 3rd in the PR’s due to a relatively easy schedule. BC and Calgary meet this week, could this be the decider of who is worthy of the number 2 spot?

HAMILTON, ON – July 7: Julian Posey #29 of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers celebrates a turnover against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during a CFL game at Tim Hortons Field on July 7, 2016 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Winnipeg defeated Hamilton 28-24. (Photo by John E. Sokolowski/Getty Images)

Toronto and Ottawa

The Toronto Argonauts showed some life in week 9 by putting up 34 points against the Tiger-Cats. The Ti-Cats are looking vulnerable, but do have the potential to be an effective defensive squad. The win pushes the Argos into 4th in the PR’s and leaves them at the top of the East Division.

The Ottawa Redblacks played valiantly against the Calgary Stampeders, but registering a measly 3 points on the scoreboard carries consequences. In an unstable East Division, where a 5 point upset can cause a major shake-up, Ottawa’s week 9 loss drops them to 6th position.

TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 11: Greg Morris #22 of the Ottawa Redblacks drops the ball as he is hit by Nelkas Kwemo #12 of the Toronto Argonauts at BMO Field on October 11, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Toronto defeated Ottawa 28-21. (Photo by John E. Sokolowski/Getty Images)

Breaking the Tie

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes were tied in week 9 at the 7th position. Hamilton’s loss to a mediocre Toronto team drops them to 8th in the PR’s. Montreal was predicted to lose to Winnipeg by 15 points, the Alouettes lost, but kept the game to a 35-20 decision. Because of Ottawa’s performance against Calgary, Montreal climbs into the 5th spot.

HAMILTON, ON – NOVEMBER 28: Ja’Gared Davis #56 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats tackles Cameron Artis-Payne #26 of the Montreal Alouettes during the East division semi final at Tim Hortons Field on November 28, 2021 in Hamilton, Canada. (Photo by John E. Sokolowski/Getty Images)

The Inactive and the Anemic

The Saskatchewan Roughriders were idle in week 9 and hopefully recovered from a mounting Injured Reserve. With the shifting of the East Division teams, the number 7 spot opened up, and Saskatchewan moves up from 8th. Look for the ‘Riders to come back strong in week 10, QB Cody Fajardo’s condition should be much improved.

The Edmonton Elks are securely locked into the 9th and final position in week 10 Power Rankings. The Elks continue to demonstrate how feeble they are defensively, giving up 46 points to BC on Saturday. This defense has now conceded a league high 290 points in 8 games, an embarrassing 36 points per game average. The Edmonton offense is nearly as impotent as the offense, scoring only 145 points this season, an average of 18 per game. In order for the Elks to crawl out of the cellar, they would have to blow-out their next two opponents. I’m pretty sure that the Roughriders and Redblacks will have something to say about that.

Written by: Jack Cameron @TheBrysh

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