MORE GREY CUP NUMBERS....
(SINCE 1946 THROUGH 2012)

 

TEAM

GP

WON

LOST

VS. 1ST

VS. 2ND

VS. 3RD

1ST IN WEST

40

24

16

21-11

3-5

-----

2ND IN WEST

18

5

13

2-8

3-5

-----

3RD IN WEST

9

4

5

2-2

2-2

0-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1ST IN EAST

46

21

25

11-21

8-2

2-2

2ND IN EAST

20

12

8

5-3

5-3

2-2

3RD IN EAST

1

1

0

-----

-----

1-0

 


In the 67 Grey Cup games since 1946, the West has won it 33 times, the East 34 times.

 

Of those 33 Western Grey Cup victories, the team finishing in first place has won it 24 times, the second place team 5 times, and the third place team 4 times.

 

Moreover, the first place team (from either Division) has won the cup 45 times, with the Western team having a 24-21 edge.  The second place team has won the cup 17 times, with the East holding a 12-5 lead.  The third place team has won it only 5 times, with the Western division winning 4 times, and the East winning it once.

 

Interestingly, only the 1970 Montreal Alouettes have won the cup for the East while finishing third, while the Western third place team had never won the cup prior to 1989, when Saskatchewan won it.  BC has won it twice after finishing third, first in 1994, and again in 2000.  Also in 2000, the BC Lions became the first team to win the cup after posting a losing record in the Regular Season with an 8-10 record.  Somewhat surprisingly, the Calgary Stampeders repeated the feat in 2001.  In 2005, the Edmonton Eskimos became the third (fourth?) Western team to win the cup while finishing third, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 38-35 in overtime in possibly the greatest Grey Cup game ever!

 


HEAD-TO-HEAD:

In Head-to-head match-ups, the West holds a 21-11 lead whenever the two 1st-Place teams meet.  When 1st in the West meets 2nd in the East, they've won it 3 times and lost 5.  Amazingly, the 3rd-place team in the East has never played the 1st-place team from the West in the Grey Cup!  In fact, only one Eastern 3rd-place team has played in the Grey Cup -- Montreal in 1970 – winning it 23-10 over the third-place Calgary Stampeders.

 

When the 2nd-Place team from the West plays, the East appears to have a distinct advantage; second-place Western teams have won only 5 Grey Cups, 2 against the 1st-place team, and 3 vs. the 2nd-place team from the East.

 

The 3rd-place Western team has beaten the 1st-place Eastern team twice, and 2nd-place Eastern teams twice.

 


TEAM BY TEAM BREAKDOWN:

 TEAM:

GP

WON

LOST

1ST (W/L)

2ND (W/L)

3RD (W/L)

PCT.

 EDMONTON ESKIMOS

22

13

9

10-5

2-4

1-0

.591

 TORONTO ARGONAUTS

13

10

3

5-1

5-1

---

.769

 HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

18

8

10

5-9

3-1

---

.444

 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

18

7

11

5-6

2-4

0-1

.389

 OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS

9

6

3

5-2

1-1

---

.667

 BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS

10

6

4

4-2

0-1

2-1

.600

 CALGARY STAMPEDERS

13

6

7

5-2

1-4

0-1

.462

 MONTREAL ALOUETTES

16

5

11

3-8

1-3

1-0

.313

 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

9

3

6

1-3

1-1

1-2

.333

 BALTIMORE STALLIONS

2

1

1

1-0

0-1

---

.500


HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE?

Since 1946, 15 CFL teams have advanced to the Grey Cup played at their home stadium.

The scores of those games:

 

YEAR:

VISITOR:

HOME:

SITE:

1946

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 6

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 28

Varsity Stadium, Toronto

1947

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 10

Varsity Stadium, Toronto

1950

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 13

Varsity Stadium, Toronto

1952

Edmonton Eskimos 11

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 21

Varsity Stadium, Toronto

1963

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 21

British Columbia Lions 10

Empire Stadium, Vancouver

1972

Saskatchewan Roughriders 10

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 13

Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton

1977

Edmonton Eskimos 6

MONTREAL ALOUETTES 41

Olympic Stadium, Montreal

1979

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 17

Montreal Alouettes 9

Olympic Stadium, Montreal

1982

EDMONTON ESKIMOS 32

Toronto Argonauts 16

Exhibition Stadium, Toronto

1983

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 18

British Columbia Lions 17

BC Place Stadium, Vancouver

1994

Baltimore Stallions 23

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 26

BC Place Stadium, Vancouver

2002

MONTREAL ALOUETTES 25

Edmonton Eskimos 16

Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton

2008

CALGARY STAMPEDERS 22

Montreal Alouettes 14

Olympic Stadium, Montreal

2011

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 34

BC Place Stadium, Vancouver

2012

Calgary Stampeders 22

TORONTO ARGONAUTS 35

Rogers Centre

 

The record for "host teams" since 1946, through 2012: 9-6

 Hamilton

1-0

1.000

 Toronto

5-1

.833

 British Columbia

2-2

.500

 Montreal

1-2

.333

 Edmonton

0-1

.000

 

 

 LONGEST GREY CUP DROUGHTS SINCE 1946 ( * - streak still current):

 YEARS:

TEAM:

FROM - TO:

  37

Ottawa

1976 - 2012 *

  31

Toronto

1952 - 1983

  25

Montreal

1977 - 2002

  23

Calgary

1948 - 1971

  23

Saskatchewan

1966 - 1989

  23

Winnipeg

1990 - 2012 *

  22

Winnipeg

1962 - 1984

  21

Montreal

1949 - 1970

  21

BC Lions

1964 - 1985

  21

Calgary

1971 - 1992

  19

Edmonton

1956 - 1975


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