TORONTO -- With all of the top teams having strong games in Week 9, how do the Nissan Titan Power Rankings shake out?
Week 9 Ranking: 1 (Last Week: 1)
The Tiger-Cat offence didn't miss a beat against the league's top defence as Zach Collaros threw for three touchdowns against the Eskimos. Not to be outdone, Hamilton's defence continued shutting down opponents and forced four fumbles with a pair of interceptions as well.
Week 9 Ranking: 2 (Last Week: 2)
The Stampeders stayed calm under a late fourth quarter push from the Roughriders to pull out a win and keep pace with the other leaders in the standings. Matt Walter emerged at running back and rushed for over 100 yards while Bo Levi Mitchell threw for over 300 yards and added three touchdown passes.
Week 9 Ranking: 3 (Last Week: 3)
In what seems to have become a custom for the Argonauts, the team held on late and rallied for a victory over the REDBLACKS. Toronto actually entered halftime with a lead for the first time this season and welcomed back Swayze Waters, who averaged over 50 yards on his punts and had a perfect kicking day.
Week 9 Ranking: 4 (Last Week: 4)
The Eskimos didn't have their best effort in a matchup of the league's top defences, getting beaten by Zach Collaros and the Ticat offence while coughing the football up on offence far too often. They have a chance against another high-ranked team in Week 10 as they host the Argos.
Week 9 Ranking: 5 (Last Week: 5)
The REDBLACKS dropped a close game to the Argonauts but proved why they should still be viewed as a threat to make some noise. Ottawa's defence limited Toronto to just 44 rushing yards and Greg Ellingson has emerged as a legit star wideout. Good Hank has shown up a lot more often than Bad Hank which is crucial for the REDBLACKS.
Week 9 Ranking: 6 (Last Week: 6)
It will be very interesting to see how the Alouettes respond after Head Coach Tom Higgins was replaced by Jim Popp on the sidelines. The Alouettes put together a solid all-around performance against the Lions and Tyrell Sutton continues to be a weapon on the ground.
Week 9 Ranking: 7 (Last Week: 7)
The Lions dropped their first game against the Alouettes at BC Place since 2000 and mustered just 13 points in the loss. Andrew Harris was shut down for the second straight game and consistency remains one of the team's biggest issues.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Week 9 Ranking: 8 (Last Week: 8)
The Bombers used the bye week to regroup as they enter a critical stretch in their schedule. Winnipeg is still very much in the playoff conversation in the West and Robert Marve will need to build off the positive momentum of his first career start.
Week 9 Ranking: 9 (Last Week: 9)
Another narrow defeat for the Riders keeps the team winless and at the bottom of the Nissan Titan Power Rankings. It's obvious that they are much better than their record indicates as Saskatchewan still leads the league in offensive production but the end result just hasn't been there.
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