The Canadian Football League just completed Week 5 of the 2021 regular season. We continue to accrue some solid data so as to make some better educated judgements when it comes to betting.
Last week was "rivalry weekend," which shook up the power rankings and gave us a clearer picture at to which teams are for real, and which aren't.
The biggest news of the past week was the Winnipeg Blue Bombers destroying the previously undefeated and top-ranked Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Conversely, it's now desperation time in Calgary. The woeful Calgary Stampeders fell to 1-4 after playing a miserable game at home versus the Edmonton Elks, who are now even at 2-2.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats also picked up a much-needed win, handling the Toronto Argonauts with some ease despite being underdogs.
In the yucky game of the week, the 1-2 Ottawa REDBLACKS proved they're the worst team in the CFL by a wide margin, losing badly to Montreal Alouettes, who are now 2-2.
Here’s the complete CFL breakdown – with comments -- we head into Week 6. What follows are the complete power rankings #1 through #9 according to the official CFL website:
Also note that we'll post Week #6 picks and predictions from our in-house handicapper Nick on Thursday morning.