- Laval (4-0)— For the record, the Rouge et Or defence, counting the exhibition game, went 291:44 before allowing its first TD. The skein of impregnability was broken by Bishop's Jordan Heather on his first CIS play, a 73-yard TD pass in Laval's 55-7 win on Sunday.
- Western (4-0) — It is arguable the Mustangs beat Guelph going away if not for handing nine points to Guelph early with two special teams mistakes (an opening-kickoff fumble and a botched long snap). Special teams cost Western in its only regular-loss of 2008 at around the same point of 2008 (and it was a grass game), but they fixed that by post-season.
- Calgary (3-1) — Scary offence.
- Montreal (3-1) — Can't wait to play Laval with a healthy Marc O. Brouillette.
- Saskatchewan (2-1) — The Quad has a post up decrying how the "old standby of perception over results" affects the AP Top 25 poll south of the border. Houston from Conference USA beat the Big 12's Oklahoma State, but is ranked three spots lower, for instance.
That might be at play with putting Saskatchewan this high after another meh showing. It's the old Canada West > OUA.
- Queen's (4-0) — No touchdowns against in 12 quarters and Dan Brannagan has passed for more than 1,100 yards in only nine quarters. Of course, like good friend Tyler King points out, there's trace amounts of bumph in all OUA stats due to the variance in competition.
- St. FX (3-0) — Rookie coach Gary Waterman's team has won by five, six and two points without getting great production from its running game, which was solid the past couple seasons with James Green.
- Saint Mary's (2-1) — Just scratching the surface after a narrow escape at home vs. Sherbrooke.
- Guelph (2-2) — The Gryphons could be 4-0 with better contain on punt coverage (they gave up a 51-yard runback to Western's Ryan Tremblay in the fourth quarter Saturday, which helped the 'Stangs switch the field position).
Guelph played Western tougher than Laurier (3-1) did, if you're looking for a cherry-picked justification for leaving out the Golden Hawks.
- Alberta (2-2) — Twelve- and 20-point wins the past two weeks count as impressive victories. The Golden Bears could still end up 4-4 since Calgary and Saskatchewan (in Saskatoon) are their home-and-home foes.
Top 10 Fail: Sager bombs, again
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