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The Methodology

TSN's list began with our 10 CFL on TSN personalities and 10 CFL writers from across Canada choosing their Top 40 players in the league.

From the list of players, they had to follow these guidelines:

- 1 quarterback or more, 2 running backs or more, 4 receivers or more, 5 offensive linemen or more, 3 linebackers or more, 4 defensive linemen or more and 5 defensive backs or more.

- The player had to be playing in the CFL this season.

From their list of 40 players, we gave a point ranking from each placing that went as followed:

1st - 50 points
2nd - 45 points
3rd - 40 points
4th - 38 points
5th - 36 points
6th - 35 points
7th-40th - 34 points for 7th working down by a point to 1 point for 40th place.

From there, all the names and points were compiled and the Top 50 point-getters became our Top 50 players in the CFL.

*One note - we ranked Ben Archibald ahead of Arland Bruce in the ranking because he was on 19 of 20 ballots in the voting while Bruce was on 18 of 20 ballots.



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