TORONTO -- It is time to reshuffle the rankings following a wild Week 1. The opening games featured a few upsets with teams able to give a glimpse of what they may be capable of this season. Here is a look at this week's Nissan Titan Power Rankings.
Week 1 Ranking: 1 (Last Week: 1)
The Stampeders were able to squeak by Hamilton in their Grey Cup rematch off a last second field goal. Overcoming an uncharacteristic three-interception performance from Bo Levi Mitchell, the Stamps still looked like a force on both sides of the ball and were able to beat a quality opponent.
Week 1 Ranking: 2 (Last Week: 2)
Despite losing their opening game, the Ticats look like they will be a force in the East. Zach Collaros was able to spread the ball around to plenty of targets while Brandon Banks proved to still be a weapon on special teams. If there is an area of concern for Hamilton, it is a rushing attack that only managed 37 yards with their top three backs on the shelf. They still went toe-to-toe with the best.
Week 1 Ranking: 3 (Last Week: 6)
Many Argos fans were forgetting about the injury to Ricky Ray while watching Trevor Harris' performance in Week 1. Making just his second career start, Harris picked apart a good Esks defence for 347 yards and three touchdowns. The team's inexperienced secondary also held its own against a top offence, allowing just 11 points.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Week 1 Ranking: 4 (Last Week: 8)
The Bombers made the biggest leap of any team in this week's rankings, jumping four spots. The Bombers were able to beat a tough rival in Saskatchewan with many of their off-season additions making good first impressions. It is up to Winnipeg to now maintain the performance on-field but the win was definitely a statement.
Week 1 Ranking: 5 (Last Week: 4)
Just as soon as Darian Durant returned for Saskatchewan from injury, the team loses its star for the year after he ruptured his Achillies. The team looks like it may opt to lean more on its rushing attack, one that topped the league in Week 1. This is still a talented Riders team with an expreinced quarterback in Kevin Glenn but they start off the season on the wrong foot.
Week 1 Ranking: 6 (Last Week: 3)
The Eskimos did not look like a team that had one of the top-ranked offences and defences from last season. Edmonton only mustered up 11 points and could be without Mike Reilly for the forseeable future. The roster still has weapons but they will need to start getting it together on the field before they find themselves in a hole.
Week 1 Ranking: 7 (Last Week: 7)
It would be unfair to the Lions or the rest of the league to move the team from its initial rankings when they have yet to play a game. BC squares off against a REDBLACKS team on a high after a come from behind win against the Alouettes and could be in tough facing a team with momentum.
Week 1 Ranking: 8 (Last Week: 9)
The REDBLACKS showed that they are better than their expansion team from last season but still have work to do. Henry Burris threw three picks in the first half but Ottawa's new receiving corps came as advertised. Had it not been for a late interception and touchdown, the REDBLACKS could easily be staring at a 0-1 record. that said, they could be learning how to win games they never used to.
Week 1 Ranking: 9 (Last Week: 5)
After losing two quarterbacks in less than a quarter, the Alouettes look to be entering Week 2 with an unproven Brandon Bridge behind centre. With the loss to an Ottawa team that only managed a pair of wins last year, the Alouettes suddenly find themselves at the bottom of the power rankings and with plenty of questions at pivot.
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