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Title: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: Ridermania on March 04, 2019, 02:15:48 PM
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/04/3down-power-rankings-holy-crap-what-just-happened/

1 - Calgary
2 - Winnipeg
3 - BC
4 - Hamilton
5 - Edmonton
6 - Saskatchewan
7 - Ottawa
8 - Toronto
9 - Montreal


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on March 04, 2019, 02:18:20 PM
A crazy fact from that article:

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The Alouettes don?t have a first-round CFL draft pick until 2022: they might have the No. 9 ranking until then.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: GCn19 on March 04, 2019, 03:14:45 PM
Sounds about right.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: BlueInCgy on March 04, 2019, 03:28:36 PM
1,8, and 9 are likely closest to correct.  2 - 7 is a coin toss at this point.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: Blue In BC on March 04, 2019, 04:12:16 PM
I don't know how I'd rank teams at the moment. My only comment would be that Calgary may be hard pressed to hold onto their # 1 ranking.  Like many teams they've lost some serious talent on both sides of the ball.

Losing Singleton will also result in a ripple effect on their ratio among their starters.

Ranking this early is interesting but a new ranking just before TC will be more informative.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: blue_or_die on March 04, 2019, 04:36:45 PM
I don't know how I'd rank teams at the moment. My only comment would be that Calgary may be hard pressed to hold onto their # 1 ranking.  Like many teams they've lost some serious talent on both sides of the ball.

Losing Singleton will also result in a ripple effect on their ratio among their starters.

Ranking this early is interesting but a new ranking just before TC will be more informative.

I feel like for the last 8 years I've been saying that over and over again and have been wrong every single year. Not falling for it again!


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: Pigskin on March 04, 2019, 04:49:23 PM
Power rankings in March. Really.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on March 04, 2019, 05:28:44 PM
I think it is Calgary then everyone else in between with Mtrl. at the bottom until proven otherwise.

Teams 2-8 can move around so much between now and TC, and even through the first few weeks.

The only constants are that Cal. is/and will stay a-top until someone definitively proves to be better and Mtrl looks to be so bad, barring a complete collapse of another team they will remain at the bottom.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: Blue In BC on March 04, 2019, 06:22:33 PM
I feel like for the last 8 years I've been saying that over and over again and have been wrong every single year. Not falling for it again!

This is the year they drop.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on March 04, 2019, 06:41:42 PM
This is the year they drop.

Just like the Patriots, the Stamps always seem to be good.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: theaardvark on March 04, 2019, 06:44:56 PM
Thinking that power rankings either take too much or too little account of the QB...  looks like this one takes them into account, SSK, OTT, TOR, MTL all have either a questionable  or a not proven QB... and are the bottom 4...


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 04, 2019, 08:15:19 PM
Power rankings in March. Really.

Pretty comical. But it's a pretty slow time in the off-season, so meh.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: blue_or_die on March 04, 2019, 08:42:03 PM
I think it's fair to take a shot at the rankings at this ridiculously early point. I mean, the major pieces (QBs and big name FAs) are, for the most part, in place. It's less likely that the few breakout rookies that will get signed and have big years every season are going to change things so much, and we won't know that until after the season gets underway. What will affect the final outcome more is how the off season shuffle has affected the gelling of all moving pieces, and that answer, again, isn't determined until after the season starts, not so much simply closer to opening day.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: the paw on March 04, 2019, 09:18:15 PM
Power rankings aren?t a prediction of how the teams will finish in the standings.  It is simply a snapshot of the relative strength of each team at this moment in time.  There are still some late free agents to sign, a draft to conduct, etc. so it is expected that these are fluid.

In other words, as of today, you would rather be Calgary or Winnipeg than Ottawa, but that might change by the time the season starts.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on March 04, 2019, 09:23:55 PM
I feel like all power rankings are just for fun. If you want the real standings they've got all teams at 0-0 which is true, but kind of boring.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: dd on March 05, 2019, 12:09:16 AM
Surprised by our high ranking given our question marks on our O line and #1 receiver. We could easily fall to 5th depending on how that plays out. That said,  Very early to be ranking anything and every team has question marks at this stage in the season. We don?t have a #1receicer and 2 O line question marks, and Calgary has lost their MLB and some key receivers. We ll see......


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: TecnoGenius on March 05, 2019, 07:38:21 AM
BC in #3 is crazy.  It's basically a rebuild and chaos.  Reilly may be a great QB but he can't make a team #3 all on his own: see '18 EDM for proof.

Other than that, I like those rankings!  Job #1 this year is find ways to consistently beat CGY; nothing else matters.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: theaardvark on March 05, 2019, 04:34:12 PM
I understand BC at #3, they spent to buy a team, and Claybrooks has that fresh shiny new thing look at HC, and Hervey built the Edm team... so I can understand the optimism... but losing Solly is going to hurt (whether they trade, release or keep him, he's lost the love...)


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: trapper on March 06, 2019, 10:59:54 PM
I have no idea how you can do Power Rankings when so much turnover occurred with many teams.  That said, I do understand they are an on-paper thing.

I have no idea how to order the 4 non-Rider western teams.  Although I think Edm/Cal/BC are much stronger on offense than the Bombers, I would right now put the Bombers top on a full team basis.  They played in the Western Final and have remained the most consistent as far as personnel go. Bombers and the Riders, IMO, have much stronger defenses than BC/Cal/Edm.

Hamilton could make a good run...especially with strength of schedule.  Riders could potentially ride the defense and ST again and get some wins.

Who knows.... lol 


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: kkc60 on March 07, 2019, 03:59:57 AM
I understand BC at #3, they spent to buy a team, and Claybrooks has that fresh shiny new thing look at HC, and Hervey built the Edm team... so I can understand the optimism... but losing Solly is going to hurt (whether they trade, release or keep him, he's lost the love...)
I dunno. Every team lost at least one important player. They made the playoffs last year without Solly


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: GCn19 on March 07, 2019, 12:20:23 PM
I dunno. Every team lost at least one important player. They made the playoffs last year without Solly

Their defence right now looks to be a complete rebuild. They lost a heck of a lot more on defence than just Solly. A lot of their defence is a giant question mark.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 07, 2019, 01:55:22 PM
I dunno. Every team lost at least one important player. They made the playoffs last year without Solly

Sure. They crossed over and got absolutely annihilated. And that defense is now worse off than it was then.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: TecnoGenius on March 08, 2019, 06:38:13 AM
Their defence right now looks to be a complete rebuild. They lost a heck of a lot more on defence than just Solly. A lot of their defence is a giant question mark.

Ya, their defence is all here in WPG!!  :D ;D


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: theaardvark on March 08, 2019, 03:09:26 PM
They did pick up Grymes..


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 08, 2019, 03:18:02 PM
They did pick up Grymes..

But lost Awe, Lemon, Lokombo, Orange, and Rose.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: Blue In BC on March 08, 2019, 04:04:35 PM
But lost Awe, Lemon, Lokombo, Orange, and Rose.

And might be forced into trading Elimimian.


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: blue_or_die on March 08, 2019, 04:56:17 PM
But lost Awe, Lemon, Lokombo, Orange, and Rose.

That's too bad about those colours but we are talking about football here


Title: Re: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update
Post by: blue_gold_84 on March 08, 2019, 06:08:11 PM
That's too bad about those colours but we are talking about football here

Well, I was actually referring to citrus fruits and flowers. ;D