CFL Midseason Power Rankings: Road to the Grey Cup runs through Winnipeg

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The CFL Power Rankings are selected by a panel of theScore's football editors.

1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-1)

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Quarterback Zach Collaros and the Blue Bombers' offense continue to light up the league to the tune of 173 points in seven games. However, it's a defense that features Willie Jefferson and Adam Bighill that has Winnipeg thinking of consecutive Grey Cup wins.

2. Saskatchewan Roughriders (5-2)

The first half of the Roughriders' 2021 campaign has gone well, aside from back-to-back losses to Winnipeg. However, Saskatchewan's offense appears to have regained its swagger following the Banjo Bowl.

3. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-3)

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Key defensive stops and a spotless record at Tim Hortons Field have allowed the Tiger-Cats to overcome a revolving door at quarterback during the early stages of the season.

4. BC Lions (4-3)

Lions quarterback Michael Reilly has been among the most efficient passers through seven contests. That productivity has led to a first-half breakout by Lucky Whitehead who leads the league with 665 receiving yards.

5. Toronto Argonauts (4-3)

Despite inconsistent play on both sides of the ball, the Argonauts remain a key factor in the East division picture. Toronto's defense will need to rally after losing Cameron Judge and Henoc Muamba indefinitely to lower-body injuries.

6. Montreal Alouettes (2-4)

Uneven play through six games has been the early story in Montreal. Head coach Khari Jones will guide an Alouettes offense seeking consistency in the second half of the season.

7. Edmonton Elks (2-4)

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The Elks have displayed some positive momentum despite posting a losing record. Perhaps no team in the CFL is looking forward to being on the road more than Edmonton, which is 2-0 in away games compared to 0-4 at Commonwealth Stadium.

8. Calgary Stampeders (2-5)

The Stampeders appear to be a shell of their former selves. Looking for a spark, Calgary could opt to replace starting passer Bo Levi Mitchell who's thrown many more interceptions (seven) than touchdowns (two).

9. Ottawa Redblacks (1-5)

Nothing appears to be going right for the Redblacks. Ottawa finds itself ranked last in both points scored and points allowed after six contests. Big-name additions like Devlin Hodges and Kenny Stafford should provide newfound hope in the nation's capital.

CFL Midseason Power Rankings: Road to the Grey Cup runs through Winnipeg
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