CFC CEGEP “POWER 5” (11): Only one week to go!! Who will finish Number 1?!?

With the finish line looming large, the two best teams throughout throughout the season both punched their tickets to the 2015 Bol d’Or this weekend with impressive and decisive victories. Any questions about CNDF were answered last weekend as “Le Notre Dame” avenged an earlier, regular season loss and pounded Vieux Montréal 46-10. CNDF’s defense flexed their collective muscles keeping the Spartiates attack in check, holding #CFC100 QB Frédéric Paquette-Perrault to a mere 105 yards passing on the day.

In division one’s other semifinal, the clock struck midnight for Cinderella and then some! Top-ranked Champlain-Lennoxville showed exactly why they are numero uno, blowing out upstart Garneau 59-7. After a pair of convincing wins, there is little (read:NO) doubt as to who the best two teams were at the RSEQ collegiate level. The only question that remains….who is Number One????


WEEK ELEVEN CFC CEGEP “POWER 5” (Last week’s “Power 5” ranking in parenthesis):


1) CHAMPLAIN-LENNOXVILLE COUGARS (1) 10-0 (won 59-7 in RSEQ D1 semfinals vs. Garneau)

Not that anyone expected them to be rusty but the Cougars did not skip a beat after their first round bye, hammering Garneau 59-7 in the semis. The Cougar offense rolled up over 400 yards in the win, while their top-ranked defense held Garneau to under 200 total yards, including a paltry 58 yards rushing! The Cougars have been perfect all season in 2015, but all will be for not if they don’t finish and win this weekend. (Next Up: Bol d’Or vs. #2 CNDF)

2) LE NOTRE DAME DE COLLEGE NOTRE DAME-DE-FOY (CNDF) (3) 9-2 (won 46-10 in RSEQ D1 semfinals vs. Vieux Montréal) Talk about eating crow! We dropped CNDF behind les Spartiates last week and boy were we wrong. CNDF looking every bit as strong as they did during their 6-0 start, blasted the defending champs 46-10 beating them for the first time in team history. #CFC100  RB Alexis Côté rumbled for 165 yards, leading a punishing CNDF ground attack which gained almost 250 yards on the day. Can they avenge their week seven loss to Champlain? (Next Up: Bol d’Or vs. #1 Champlain-Lennoxville)

CNDF Week 3 win

3) LES SPARTIATES DU VIEUX MONTRÉAL (2) 6-5 (lost in RSEQ D1 semfinals 46-10 @ CNDF)

The defending champs were unceremoniously dumped from this year’s playoffs, losing 46-10 to CNDF in last weekend’s semifinal. Les Spartiates were inconsistent at best in 2015 and although they finished in the top five, Vieux Montréal is a program where success is measured by championships. (Season Finished)

4) LES PHÉNIX D’ANDRÉ GRASSET (4) 5-5 (lost RSEQ D1 quarterfinal 21-19 @ Vieux Montréal)

In their first season at the division 1 level, les Phénix d’André-Grasset were two points away from advancing to the semifinals. With plenty of returning starters back on the defense next year, there is no reason to believe Grasset won’t build on their success.  (Season Finished)

5) LES FAUCONS DE LÉVIS-LAUZON (NR) 6-4 (lost RSEQ D1 quarterfinal 61-39 vs. Garneau)

Les Faucons finish in the top five, but little consolation for a high-powered attack that had the look of a Bol d’Or contender. Expecting to go much deeper in the playoffs, a first round blowout-upset at the hands of Garneau will make for a long off-season.  (Season Finished)


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