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CFL Football Week 5 Power Rankings – SportsUntapped.com
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Added August 3rd, 2010 by Scott Jack

CFL Football Week 5 Power Rankings
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The CFL went a bit different then I had envisioned it going this week and I should have seen it coming. Both the Argonauts and Lions couldn’t stay close enough on the road this past week and both lost as underdogs. The Roughriders easily covered their spread and the Stampeders barely won the game, which means they just missed covering the spread.

I had Montreal Alouettes (4-1) at the top of the power rankings last week and nothing happened this week that could make me change my mind about this selection. Montreal has been on a roll lately and after demolishing the Argonauts by a score of 41-10 this week they’re easily looking like the defending CFL Champions.

The defence is still getting things done for the Calgary Stampeders (5-1), as they helped the team win a close game this past week against the Blue Bombers (23-20). Burris threw for 340 yards and he didn’t have any interceptions, which was a great sign for Calgary fans. Reynolds struggled in this week’s game against Winnipeg, but it didn’t become a factor.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-1) proved why they were expected to be the team to beat this week. They had a great game against the Tiger-Cats and won the game 37-24, which easily covered the spread. Durant didn’t throw for any TD’s in the game and had 1 INT, but Cates ran the ball in 2 times on 66 yards.

The Toronto Argonauts (3-2) had a tough game this past week against the Alouettes. Nothing seemed to work for the team and it got ugly pretty quickly out in Montreal. Toronto is still sitting in a great position heading into week 6 and they need a bounce back performance. If they can’t get a win in their next game against Edmonton then you can expect to see the Argos slip down the power rankings in week 7.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-3) played an alright game against the Stampeders, but it wasn’t quite enough to earn the victory, which definitely hurt the team. Winnipeg is in desperate need of a win this upcoming week against Hamilton. Jyles looked comfortable this week in the pocket, as he threw for 0 INT’s, but he also only had 1 TD.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-4) are the most surprising team with a 1-4 record at this point in the season. I didn’t think they’d be doing this bad, but at least they get to pull it together next week against the Blue Bombers. They could move into a tie with Winnipeg next week if they can find a way to win. Hamilton had a great game on offence this past week, but the defence didn’t have an answer for the high-powered Roughriders offence.

B.C. Lions (1-4) have had a really disappointing season up to this point. With Printers out of action and the team not winning games, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some big changes in B.C. this season. The Lions just lost a close game against the Stampeders, but it’s a game they could have possibly won with Printers.

Edmonton Eskimos (1-4) finally won their first game of the season, but that didn’t stop the GM from being fired this week. I really don’t think the Eskimos are going to get out of the bottom of the rankings this season and it’s time for the city to work on rebuilding their team from the ground up.

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