Football: Our Top 10 FRC-CIS ballots after Week Six

Moving on with our Top 10 ballot coverage, here's how we saw things following a light week where the Canada West teams didn't play. There was some movement, though, as Top-10 teams Montreal and Western both suffered losses and fell accordingly. The poll results can be found here.

Neate Sager's ballot: 

1. McMaster
2. Calgary
3. Laval
4. Regina
5. Montreal
6. Queen's
7. Manitoba
8. Guelph
9. Western
10. Acadia

Kevin Garbuio's ballot: 

1. McMaster
2. Calgary
3. Laval
4. Queen's
5. Montreal
6. Regina
7. Guelph
8. Manitoba
9. Western
10. Acadia

Rationale: A few changes this week as Laval moves up one place to number 3. The Rouge et Or look like they could be sandbagging the entire CIS as they put together a complete performance on Sunday. Queen's did what they had to beating Windsor, and Regina moves up by default. The Rams and Dinos both have trap games this week vs UBC and Alberta before they square off, so pay attention to those matchups. Guelph managed to outlast the Mustangs this past weekend as Western was down to their third string QB, but they won and no one can take that away from them. If the Gryphons handle their business next week at Alumni Stadium vs. Queen's, they will lock up the two seed in the OUA. Manitoba moves up by default. Western and Acadia round out the top 10.

Evan Daum's ballot:

1. McMaster
2. Laval
3. Calgary
4. Queen's
5. Regina
6. Montreal
7. Guelph
8. Manitoba
9. Acadia
10. Western

Rob Pettapiece's ballot:

1. McMaster
2. Calgary
3. Laval
4. Montreal
5. Queen's
6. Regina
7. Western
8. Sherbrooke
9. Guelph
10. Acadia

Rationale: With Canada West off this week, there isn't much change. As probably everyone will do, I moved Laval above Montreal after outscoring them in the first half on rouges alone.

Andrew Bucholtz's ballot:

1. Calgary
2. McMaster
3. Laval
4. Regina
5. Queen's
6. Montreal
7. Guelph
8. Manitoba
9. Western
10. Acadia

Rationale: Yes, I'm still the lone holdout on Calgary over McMaster. It's very close, but to me, Calgary has more really impressive wins to date. They've also only allowed 50 points to date, and their +192 point differential is ridiculous (McMaster's is a still-remarkable +176). Laval finally looked like Laval this week, and they finally played a tough team, so they're boosted to #3. Montreal falls a few slots thanks to that beating from Laval, but it is Laval, so not penalizing them too hard. Had Regina over Queen's in the 5 and 6 slots last week and kept that order with the Rams not playing, although the Gaels were impressive against Windsor. A nice win for Guelph over Western, but it was close, and as Kevin mentioned, partly thanks to some bad injuries for the Mustangs. Still not sure I really buy the Gryphons; next week's game against Queen's will be crucial, one way or another. Manitoba stays #8 on my ballot, while Western falls into Guelph's old spot and Acadia remains 10th.
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