Welcome back CFL Fans! Week 18 of the 2022 season is behind us, and it’s time to recalculate the CFL Power Rankings for Week 19. @TheBrysh Power Rankings (PR’s) are calculated using a proprietary algorithm. @TheBrysh Power Rankings are also used to calculate weekly predictions; Week 18 predictions for @TheBrysh were 3/4, for a season tally of 47/69 or 68% on straight up wins. As the weeks progress, the numbers get dialed in and the predictions become even more dependable.
Week 18 Recap
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SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS @ HAMILTON TIGER-CATS
Both of these teams are still contenders for a playoff spot, as the 4-10 Tiger-Cats hosted the 6-9 Roughriders at Tim Hortons Field. This turned out to be a low scoring event, when neither team’s offensive lines seemed to be able to establish any dominance. Hamilton RB Wes Hills was the difference maker as he rushed for 132 yards and a 4.7 yard average per carry. The Tiger-Cats pulled off an 18-15 win, and lifted themselves to 5th while the Riders remain in 7th.
BC LIONS @ TORONTO ARGONAUTS
This game had a lot on the line with the 8-6 Argo’s desperately holding on to 1st in the East, while the 10-4 BC Lions are still locked in a battle with the Stampeders for 2nd in the West standings. The Lions had nobody to blame but themselves as they lost this one 38-31 to the Argos. BC played an undisciplined, overly penalized game, and missed a field goal that would have tied it. The Argo’s win solidifies them at 3rd in the PR’s, while the BC Lions are 4th.
EDMONTON ELKS @ WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
The hapless Edmonton Elks traveled to Winnipeg to take on the West’s 1st place Blue Bombers this week. The Bombers have been at the top of the standings since Week1, likewise the Elks have been in last place all season. Winnipeg mopped the floor with the Elks, which is not surprising since Edmonton has given up almost 34 points per game this year. The Blue Bombers hold on to 2nd in the PR’s and Edmonton sinks back into 9th.
OTTAWA REDBLACKS @ MONTREAL ALOUETTES
The 7-7 Montreal Alouettes hosted the 3-11 Ottawa Redblacks, with plenty to gain from a win in this match. Montreal was still within reach of Toronto for 1st in the East, Ottawa hopeful for a playoff berth. The Alouettes looked to be in control of the game until the Redblacks scored 17 points in the 2nd half to win 24-18. Ottawa pulls off an upset and climbs out of the cellar to 8th in the PR’s, Montreal falls to 6th.
Written by: Jack Cameron @TheBrysh