1) Saskatchewan Roughriders (Last Week: 1)
The Roughriders have shown that they’re a force to be reckoned with so far this season and remain at the top of the rankings following a bye week. They’ll host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a Week 5 matchup that could either lose them the top ranking or secure it for a 3rd straight week.
2) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Last Week: 2)
The Blue Bombers are ranked 2nd overall for the 2nd week in a row following a win against the Calgary Stampeders. Although he did not throw a touchdown in the game against Calgary, quarterback Zach Collaros is currently leading the league in passing touchdowns (6 touchdowns) and is 2nd in the league in passing yards (956 yards). Additionally, wide receiver Kenny Lawler leads the league in receptions (25 receptions), and defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat leads the league in forced fumbles with 4. Winnipeg has a chance to earn their way back to the number 1 ranking if they can pull off a win versus the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Week 5.
3) Toronto Argonauts (Last Week: 3)
Toronto remains in the number 3 spot after their Week 4 game against the Edmonton Elks was postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak among Elks personnel. The game has yet to be officially rescheduled by the league and may still be at risk of cancellation, which would be recorded as a Toronto victory with a score of 1-0. Updates regarding the rescheduling of this game will be released as soon as possible. Following the unexpected bye week, the Argos now prepare to travel to Hamilton for a matchup against the Tiger-Cats in Week 5.
4) BC Lions (Last Week: 6)
The BC Lions looked good in their win against the Redblacks, with quarterback Michael Reilly moving to the top of the passing yards leaderboard (974 yards) and also tying Stampeders running back Ka’Deem Carey for the title of rushing touchdowns leader (3 touchdowns). The Lions will have a bye in week 5, then will host a rematch with the Redblacks in Week 6.
5) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Last Week: 8)
The Ti-Cats move up a few spots following a big win against the Montreal Alouettes. The defense did a great job holding the Alouettes offense to only 10 points, and quarterback Dane Evans continues to find ways to win. They’ll host a tough week 5 matchup against the Toronto Argonauts.
6) Calgary Stampeders (Last Week: 5)
The Stampeders are coming off a tough loss against the Blue Bombers but played well and only lost by 2 points. Quarterback Jake Maier would continue to fill in for the injured Bo Levi Mitchell and ended the day completing 30/39 passes (76.9% comp) for 307 yards. Additionally, running back Ka’Deem Carey would rush 8 times for 66 yards and a touchdown. They’ll be tested again in Week 5 when they host the Edmonton Elks.
7) Montreal Alouettes (Last Week: 4)
The Alouettes drop a good bit down the rankings after a rough loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Although they started the season strong, the Alouettes looked somewhat lifeless in their matchup with Hamilton. While quarterback Vernon Adams was able to find the endzone, the Ti-Cats defense played well against the pass and would basically eliminate Montreals rushing attack, making it very difficult to keep the game close. Despite the loss, Montreal’s defense has the 2nd most sacks in the league with 11 behind Saskatchewan. The Alouettes travel to Ottawa in week 5 for a matchup against the Redblacks.
8) Edmonton Elks (Last Week: 7)
The Elks move down a spot following their game versus the Toronto Argonauts being postponed due to a covid-19 outbreak within the organization. The game has yet to be officially rescheduled and may still be at risk of cancellation, which would be recorded as a Toronto victory with a score of 1-0. Updates regarding the rescheduling of the game will be released as soon as possible. Since last Thursday, the Elks have had no positive covid tests and are on track to face the Calgary Stampeders in Week 5.
9) Ottawa Redblacks (Last Week: 9)
The Redblacks defense continues to play well, but the offense has not been able to get much of anything going all season. This team does not seem to have the talent on offense to keep up with the rest of the league, and while quarterback Matt Nichols has played decently well, he is not capable of doing everything himself. They’ll host the Montreal Alouettes in Week 5.
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