CFC50 High School Rankings WEEK 3: Time for another shake-up after a wild week in QC

We’ve got more early season surprises across the country as the rankings continue to flip and turn while programs figure out where they stand amongst their rivals.




  • We warned that College Bourget couldn’t let hubris get the best of them, and they got a reality check this week against Armand-Corbeil, who outgunned the Voltigeurs on their way to a 41-38 victory. Both of these programs are expected to be contenders deep into the playoffs, so the result is not surprising, and just goes to show you never know what’s going to happen in Quebec from week to week. College Bourget will have no time to dwell on their first loss of the season with a huge upcoming matchup against the defending Bol d’Or champions Seminaire-Saint-Francois.
  • Saint-Jean-Eudes see their stock rise once again with their third straight victory to begin the year against Charles-Lemoyne by a score of 9-6. The real headline from Quebec so far this season is the fall of the Dynamiques, who have started off 0-3 and only managed to put 20 points on the board. Their fall from grace has skewed the rankings early on, but it looks like Saint-Jean-Eudes will be one of the main contenders for the Bol d’Or in November.


  • Ernest Manning faced their first real test of the season against perennial powerhouse Notre Dame, and they passed with flying colours knocking off the Pride by a score of 58-28. It could be a changing of the guard in Calgary with the Griffins now the clear favourite to bring home back-to-back city titles, but they can’t overlook their matchups with All Saints and St. Francis later in the year.
  • All Saints are turning into a real contender in Alberta after making a run to the Tier I Regional Based finals last season, and they’ve carried the momentum into 2023 with a 3-0 start including their latest 28-0 win over Centennial. This week will provide a clearer picture of where they stand in Calgary with a massive matchup against St. Francis, who will be feeling confident after defeating Lethbridge CI by a score of 20-7.
  • Salisbury had a tough start to the year with a big loss to Ernest Manning, but throw all results out the window this week as they prepare to test themselves against their arch-rivals from Harry Ainlay. The Titans are used to getting the last laugh over the Sabres, but anything can happen when these two programs meet between the white lines.



  • You always know who’s going to be fighting for the title in Saskatoon, but you never know who will end up on top. After losing to St. Joseph in the city championship a year ago, Holy Cross landed the first blow this season with a 22-13 victory to improve their record to 2-0. It’s been a frustrating start to the year for St. Joseph, but do not count them out of the race.

British Columbia

  • St. Thomas More were able to hang on for the 17-14 victory over AA opponent Holy Cross, but it could be a sign of rough seas ahead once they begin divisional play. Or it could just mean Holy Cross is a legit CFC25 Small School contender this year. We will have to wait and see.
  • G.W. Graham had no problem dominating South Delta for the 28-7 victory. It looks like they’re still your best bet to contend with Vancouver College for the AAA provincial crown this year, but the Fighting Irish will not be easy to beat after dusting their first three opponents by a score of 136-21.
  • W.J. Mouat have had a difficult exhibition schedule with close losses to Carson Graham, and the defending AA Provincial Champions from Robert Bateman, but they finally managed to put it all together with a huge 35-10 win over Terry Fox. It’s gunna be fun to follow the Hawks journey this year, and we think everyone will be on high alert when they see W.J. Mouat on the schedule. Notre Dame will provide a great test this week in their final exhibition game before their regular season opener against Mount Douglas.


  • Mea culpa! St. Paul’s fall a couple spots this week not because of their dominant 39-0 win over Sturgeon Heights, but because we did not factor in their preseason loss to Holy Trinity Academy out of Alberta, who are the defending CFC25 National Champions. There’s no shame in losing to the Knights, who would give most teams on the CFC50 a run for their money, but we feel a three place drop on the grid is appropriate even if it’s a couple weeks late.
  • Vincent Massey make their way back onto the rankings after a tough 2022 campaign, but it looks like they have the potential to contend with St. Paul’s and Dakota for the top spot this season. Thankfully it won’t take long to put our theory to the test with the Trojans taking on the Lancers this week.



  • The Hamilton Catholic league kicked off this week, and Bishop Tonnos weren’t given an easy task in their season opener against St. Thomas More, who’ve won five of the last six league titles. Everyone is wondering how long the Titans can sit on the throne after their Cinderella run last season, but we think they can officially drop the underdog label after pulling away late in the fourth quarter for the 24-10 victory over the Knights. Cardinal Newman would love nothing more than to wear the crown at the end of the year, and are off to a great start with a 50-0 over Cathedral.
  • Nelson probably thought they’d find a bit more resistance when they scheduled Jacob Hespeler this season, but they had zero issues blowing past the Hawks by a score of 43-7. The Lords have kicked off their 2023 campaign with a pair of huge wins over quality opponents, now we just have to wait and see where they stand amongst their peers in the loaded GHAC region.
  • St. Patrick were unable to find the right answers against Ignatius in their season opener in Thunder Bay with the final score ending in a 14-14 tie. There’s only four programs competing in the Thunder Bay league, and after week one it looks like it’ll be a wide open race for the city title.
  • It was status quo across the rest of the province with all the favourites collecting easy wins, but we are hoping for some madness next week as the majority of leagues kick off their regular season schedules.

New Brunswick/Nova Scotia

  • Who is the best team in New Brunswick? Well we know it’s not the defending champions Riverview at the moment after falling 11-8 to Moncton, but we will have to wait and see who emerges as the team to beat. Could Tantramar reclaim their spot atop the summit? Stay tuned.
  • Nova Scotia were forced to cancel their week two slate of games due to Hurricane Lee. We are praying for everyone’s safety across the province and can’t wait for the action to resume.


# Last Week School City Prov. Conf. Rec Non-Conf. Rec Results
1 1 Miller Marauders Regina SK 2-0 0-0-1 W 39-8 vs. Riffel
2 2 Harry Ainlay Titans Edmonton AB 2-0 1-0-1 W 42-1 vs. Austin O’Brien
3 3 Vancouver College Fighting Irish Vancouver BC 0-0 3-0 W 46-0 vs. Lord Tweedsmuir
4 4 Raymond Comets Raymond AB 0-0 2-1 BYE
5 5 Sém. St-François Blizzard Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaure QC 3-0 0-0 W 31-14 vs. College-Jean-Eudes
6 6 Laurier Rams London ON 0-0 0-0 BYE
7 8 Huron Heights Warriors Newmarket ON 0-0 2-0 W 48-0 vs. Paul Dwyer
8 9 G.W. Graham Grizzlies Chilliwack BC 0-0 3-0 W 28-7 vs. South Delta
9 10 Ernest Manning Griffins Calgary AB 2-0 1-0 W 58-28 vs. Notre Dame
10 7 St. Paul’s Crusaders Winnipeg MB 2-0 0-1 W 39-0 vs. Sturgeon Heights
11 12 Bishop Tonnos Titans Ancaster ON 1-0 0-1 W 24-10 vs. St. Thomas More
12 11 Dakota Collegiate Lancers Winnipeg MB 2-0 0-0 W 54-0 vs. Springfield
13 13 Korah Colts Sault Ste Marie ON 2-0 0-0 W 31-21 vs. St. Mary’s
14 15 Carson Graham Eagles North Vancouver BC 1-0 1-1 L 30-0 vs. Napvine (WA)
15 16 St. Andrew’s College Saints Aurora ON 0-0 1-1 L 21-0 vs. St. Joseph’s (NY)
16 19 Holy Cross Crusaders Saskatoon SK 2-0 0-0 W 22-13 vs. St. Joseph
17 17 St. Thomas Aquinas Flames London ON 0-0 0-0 BYE
18 18 Corpus Christi Longhorns Burlington ON 1-0 0-0 W 45-13 vs. Notre Dame
19 28 Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors Québec QC 3-0 0-0 W 9-6 vs. Charles-Lemoyne
20 20 St. Thomas More Knights Burnaby BC 0-0 2-1 W 17-14 vs. Holy Cross
21 21 Frontenac Falcons Kingston ON 1-0 0-0 W 49-0 vs. Kingston
22 22 London South Lions London ON 0-0 0-0 BYE
23 23 St. John Henry Newman Cardinals Stoney Creek ON 1-0 0-0 W 50-0 vs. Cathedral
24 24 A. N. Myer Marauders Niagara Falls ON 0-0 0-0 BYE
25 25 Belle River Nobles Belle River ON 0-0 0-0 BYE
26 31 College Notre-Dame Cactus Montreal QC 2-1 0-0 W 31-21 vs. Academie Saint-Louis
27 29 Nelson Lords Burlington ON 0-0 2-0 W 43-7 vs. Jacob Hespeler
28 26 Westmount Wildcats Hamilton ON 0-0 0-0 BYE
29 27 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Welland ON 0-0 0-0 Waiting vs. Laurel Heights
30 42 Cure-Antoine-Labelle Loups Laval QC 2-1 0-0 W 20-17 vs. College de Levis
31 43 Armand-Corbeil Scorpions Terrebonne QC 2-1 0-0 W 41-38 vs. College Bourget
32 33 St Joseph Guardians Saskatoon SK 0-1 0-1 L 22-13 vs. Holy Cross
33 14 Collège Bourget Voltigeurs Rigaud QC 2-1 0-0 L 41-38 vs. Armand-Corbeil
34 34 Notre Dame Jugglers Burnaby BC 0-0 1-1 W 21-10 vs. Rutland
35 35 Salisbury Sabres Sherwood Park AB 2-0 0-1 W 37-21 vs. Spruce Grove
36 36 Citadel Phoenix Halifax NS 1-0 0-0 BYE
37 UR All Saints Legends Calgary AB 2-0 1-0 W 28-0 vs. Centennial
38 32 South Delta Sun Devils Delta BC 0-0 1-0 L 28-7 vs. G.W. Graham
39 38 St. Matthew Tigers Ottawa ON 0-0 0-0 BYE
40 40 Holy Trinity Titans Oakville ON 1-0 1-0 W 33-13 vs. St. Francis Xavier
41 47 Leboldus Golden Suns Regina SK 1-1 0-0 W 19-0 vs. Winston Knoll
42 UR St. Francis Browns Calgary AB 1-0 1-0 W 20-7 vs. LCI
43 UR Vincent Massey Trojans Winnipeg MB 2-0 0-0 W 37-0 vs. Miles Mac
44 UR W.J. Mouat Hawks Abbotsford BC 0-0 1-2 W 35-10 vs. Terry Fox
45 UR St. Thomas More Knights Hamilton ON 0-1 0-1 L 24-10 vs. Bishop Tonnos
46 37 St. Patrick Fighting Saints Thunder Bay ON 0-0-1 0-0 T 14-14 vs. Ignatius
47 41 Jacob Hespeler Hawks Cambridge ON 0-0 0-1 L 43-7 vs. Nelson
48 48 Resurrection Phoenix Waterloo ON 0-0 0-0 BYE
49 49 Holy Trinity Titans Courtice ON 0-0 0-0 BYE
50 50 St. Roch Ravens Brampton ON 0-0 0-0 BYE

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