Blue Bombers Forum
June 05, 2020, 03:05:08 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: 1 2 [All]
  Print  
Author Topic: 3Down Power Rankings - Spring Update  (Read 3245 times)
Ridermania
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1167



« 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
Logged
Sir Blue and Gold
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 21901



« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 02:18:20 PM »

A crazy fact from that article:

Quote
The Alouettes don?t have a first-round CFL draft pick until 2022: they might have the No. 9 ranking until then.
Logged
GCn19
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24786


« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 03:14:45 PM »

Sounds about right.
Logged

Some people take this forum way too seriously.
BlueInCgy
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1445


« Reply #3 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.
Logged
Blue In BC
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24620


« Reply #4 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.
Logged

No more excuses.
blue_or_die
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8134



« Reply #5 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!
Logged

107th Grey Cup champs and WE ARE LIT
Pigskin
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5634


« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 04:49:23 PM »

Power rankings in March. Really.
Logged
3rdand1.5
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3561


« Reply #7 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.
Logged
Blue In BC
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24620


« Reply #8 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.
Logged

No more excuses.
Sir Blue and Gold
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 21901



« Reply #9 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.
Logged
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29366



« Reply #10 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...
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
blue_gold_84
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29072


GC107 Champions!


« Reply #11 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.
Logged

#forthew
#gotthew

No drought about it.
Still can't fix stupid. And you apparently can't quarantine, it either.
blue_or_die
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8134



« Reply #12 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.
Logged

107th Grey Cup champs and WE ARE LIT
the paw
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3942


« Reply #13 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.
Logged

grab grass 'n growl
Sir Blue and Gold
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 21901



« Reply #14 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.
Logged
dd
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8261


« Reply #15 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......
Logged
TecnoGenius
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4291


« Reply #16 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.
Logged

Never go full Rider!
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29366



« Reply #17 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...)
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
trapper
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8839


« Reply #18 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 
Logged
kkc60
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4601


« Reply #19 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
Logged
GCn19
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24786


« Reply #20 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.
Logged

Some people take this forum way too seriously.
blue_gold_84
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29072


GC107 Champions!


« Reply #21 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.
Logged

#forthew
#gotthew

No drought about it.
Still can't fix stupid. And you apparently can't quarantine, it either.
TecnoGenius
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4291


« Reply #22 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!!  Cheesy Grin
Logged

Never go full Rider!
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29366



« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2019, 03:09:26 PM »

They did pick up Grymes..
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
blue_gold_84
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29072


GC107 Champions!


« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2019, 03:18:02 PM »

They did pick up Grymes..

But lost Awe, Lemon, Lokombo, Orange, and Rose.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 03:21:06 PM by blue_gold_84 » Logged

#forthew
#gotthew

No drought about it.
Still can't fix stupid. And you apparently can't quarantine, it either.
Blue In BC
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 24620


« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2019, 04:04:35 PM »

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

And might be forced into trading Elimimian.
Logged

No more excuses.
blue_or_die
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8134



« Reply #26 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
Logged

107th Grey Cup champs and WE ARE LIT
blue_gold_84
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29072


GC107 Champions!


« Reply #27 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. Grin
Logged

#forthew
#gotthew

No drought about it.
Still can't fix stupid. And you apparently can't quarantine, it either.
Pages: 1 2 [All]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!