#Top10VoterProblems: Regina, Western make the strongest statements

Challenge for this week: Montréal is ensconced at No. 1 like so much velvet, while Calgary, Western and Laval are all power programs with a less-than-one-score loss against a good team. How high should Regina climb after taking down the Dinos? Laurier and Ottawa also still have a donut in the loss column, although maintaining it is going to be difficult for both.
  1. Montréal Carabins (4-0 RSEQ, --, at Sherbrooke): Sherbrooke will probably also present little difficulty for Les Bleus. They outscored Acadia 63-1 and outgained them 632-96. The scary thing was that Acadia's return and coverage teams played with actual axes in the second half.
  2. Laval Rouge et Or (3-1 RSEQ, prev. 3, host McGill): Also crushing it
  3. Western Mustangs (3-1 OUA, prev. 8, host Laurier): Dominated Guelph on the road, and the Gryphons took Ottawa to double overtime.  
  4. Regina Rams (3-1 CW, prev. 10, host Saskatchewan): For now, the Rams move into No. 4 after Noah Picton passed for 452 yards to buckle Calgary. Will it last? It might not even last a week. This is about performance to date, not predictions.
  5. Calgary Dinos (3-1 CW, prev. 3, host Alberta): Calgary has been chided for not finishing drives, and that was exactly what happened in the endgame against the Rams. A three-spot drop for a close loss seems fair. They came one play from completing an audacious comeback against the Rams, converting two third downs on the last-chance drive.
  6. Ottawa Gee-Gees (3-0 OUA, prev. 4, at Carleton): Fifth-year defensive end Sam Randazzo was a beast down in Windsor. Ottawa did enough to win comfortably, without cornerback Jamie Harry.

    Now the question about Ottawa is how it holds up in October against the big O-lines that Carleton and Western have clearly the way, respectively, for Jayde Rowe and Alex Taylor. Ottawa's given up back-to-back 100-yard games, with Windsor's Tarrence Crawford getting a century game only 15 totes on Saturday.
  7. Laurier Golden Hawks (3-0 OUA, prev. 5, at Western): That formidable defence is about to get a very stiff test in London. 
  8. Carleton Ravens (3-2 OUA, prev. 9, host Ottawa): The Ravens' Twitter game was a little more on-point this week. Recency accounts for having them ahead of McMaster, despite the one-sided Week 1 loss.
  9. Manitoba Bisons (2-2 CW, prev. unranked, at UBC on Friday). There is that buzzsaw named Deezar. The three Bisons touchdowns drives that Theo Deezar orchestrated in the second half of a 38-17 win against Saskatchewan lasted 1:16, 1:49 and 40 seconds.
  10. McMaster Marauders (3-1 OUA, --, bye week): Nothing to say. They didn't play. 
Dropping out: Saskatchewan (2-2 CW, prev. 6, at Regina on Friday). Who was covering Manitoba's Shai Ross in the third quarter? Answer: no one. The Bisons receiver had a 44-yard catch and a 37-yard TD in the span of three plays.

Unranked team of the week: Bishop's (1-3 RSEQ, at Concordia). The Gaiters have a win! Jaeden Marwick pieced together a victory drive to beat Saint Mary's 30-29. Not a bad way to get one's first win as a starting quarterback.

Pour one out for the stat crew in Lennoxville, though. The game had 44 penalties (26 for 226 yards against Saint Mary's and 18 for 167 against Bishop's). If that is not a record, then I don't want to know what the record is.
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