1 – McMaster (8-0) : WIN 43-0 vs Laurier
1st in almost every category on offense (points, yards, pass yards, 4th in rush yards), they also have a top 5 defensive unit (points, yards, sacks and 1st in interceptions). Kyle Quinlan is just that good: 29 total TDs and only 2 interceptions in 8 contests. Give him the HEC already.
2 – Laval (7-1): WIN 57-7 vs Bishop’s
57 points, 385 rushing yards and 5 rushing TDs with 3 different 100+ yards rushers: the Rouge et Or are poised for (another) long playoff run.
3 – Montréal (7-1): WIN 44-0 vs McGill
Their defense only allowed 78 total yards to the Redmen in their second shutout performance of the season. QB Nadeau-Piuze completed 87% of his passes for 300+ yards and 3 scores. They’re ready.
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4 – Calgary (6-1): LOSS 12-9 vs Regina
A very uncharacteristic performance for a team that averaged over 40 points a game in the first 6 contests of the season. Football is a sport where you need to finish off your season on a positive note, look for them to bounce back next week vs Manitoba.
5 – Regina (5-2): WIN 12-9 vs Calgary
Impressive team win vs Calgary despite playing without star QB Marc Mueller (injury). He should be back next week and for once, we might have a true contender in Can West.
6 – Guelph (7-1):
Even with their 7 game wining streak being second best in the nation, I can’t be overly impressed by a team whose starting QB completes only 40% of his passes vs a York team that is 21st in the nation in passing defense.
7 - Queen’s (6-2): WIN 35-7 vs Toronto
A good finish to a solid season but the Gaels need to stop turning the ball over so much if they want to have a shot at Guelph or MAC in the postseason.
8 – Western (5-3):
They gained 410 yards on the ground (!) without the services of the nation’s leading rusher Garret Sanvido (injury). Being able to run like that in 3 down canadian football is simply amazing.
9 – Sherbrooke (5-3): WIN 49-21 vs Concordia
Their defense is top 6 in the nation in yards per game (6th), rushing yards per game (3rd), interceptions (6th, 1st in Q), fumbles (2nd, 1st in Q) and defensive TDs (1st with 5).
10 – Acadia (6-1): WIN 12-5 vs St-Mary’s
They stay in the top 10 thanks to a solid defensive performance (160 yards allowed, 5 sacks).