QUICK NOTE: XFINITY.com is the place to be for all of your bug-eatin’, back-stabbin’, “Survivor” coverage. During the season we’ll have insightful weekly Power Rankings with Bradley Kleihege, exit interviews, and full episode recaps. Follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute updates.
The Rules: Each week our two combatants will create separate power rankings. The ranking of the person who is voted out of the next episode will determine the number of points the players will earn. For example, if Dan is voted out this episode, Bradley will receive nine points and Gordon will receive six points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: David vs. Goliath” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.
Last Week: Bradley Kleihege had Jeremy in spot four. I had him in spot fourteen. So, the current score is Team Bradley 17, Team Gordon 22.
Quick Note: Rankings are not based on who the player thinks is most likely to win. The smart strategy is to rank players based on how safe you think they are in the upcoming vote.
Another Quick Note: Bradley has taken a page from Gordon’s exit interview style and has done his rankings in “Word Association” format.
Bradley’s Score: 17
Any questions for Bradley? Drop him a line on Twitter: @bradley_r_k
Gordon’s Score: 22
Any questions for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes
|1. Natalie: Power||1. Christian: So, first thing’s first: What’s the deal with the odd numbered swap? Are we getting three tribes? Are we getting two tribes and the odd person out gets a boat ride with Cochran? Anywho, Christian is safe.|
|2. Lyrsa: Moxie||2. Nick: I gotta tell ya, getting rid of Gabby so you’re Christian’s number one is some next level gameplay. If Nick ends up alone with Gabby, he might get his wish.|
|3. Christian: Exuberant||3. Angelina: So, are you envisioning a final three where you’re the mastermind behind the brute (John) and the goat (Natalie) getting to the end? Not bad…|
|4. Natalia: Capable||4. John: He saved Natalie and he won the Impact World Title in the same week? There is joy in Slamville. Usually, I wouldn’t rate a challenge stud this high in a swap week, but John isn’t putting out threat vibes just yet.|
|5. John: Multifaceted||5. Davie: Players with idols should be hypersensitive in swap situations. If Davie feels like he needs it, he should use it.|
|6. Nick: Chicanery||6. Dan: See “Davie.”|
|7. Kara: Convincing||7. Mike: He’s playing it so under-the-radar that people wouldn’t even notice if he was replaced by Jack Black.|
|8. Alec: Unfrequented||8. Alison: Uh…I know next to nothing about you. I imagine whichever tribe you end up on will have bigger fish to fry.|
|9. Dan: Thirsty||9. Elizabeth: She’s so likable and non-threatening. I’m sure she’ll be fine wherever she ends up.|
|10. Gabby: Moonstruck||10. Carl: You could be in for some headaches if Lyrsa is on your new tribe. Gotta mend that bridge.|
|11. Elizabeth: Sidekick||11. Lyrsa: I only have Lyrsa below Carl because I feel like he might make a better first impression. That’ll be important if they’re surrounded by Goliaths.|
|12. Davie: Undiscovered||12. Natalia: My worry for you is that your feud with Natalie over “Who’s the best Natali_” will carry over to your next camp.|
|13. Alison: Who?||13. Gabby: You’re going to be in big trouble if you find yourself on a tribe with Bi, Carl, Davie, or Nick without Christian.|
|14. Mike: Overdone||14. Kara: If word gets around your new tribe that you’re close with Dan, it’ll be all the reason someone needs to take you out.|
|15. Carl: Lugubrious||15. Natalie: If she ends up on a tribe with John or Angelina she’ll be fine. If not…|
|16. Angelina: Cocksure||16. Bi: My swap rule is that the challenge beast on the tribe that’s down in numbers is usually in trouble. Bi is the closest thing to a Wimpville challenge beast, but she has a bum leg…I’m so confused.|
|17. Bi: RIP||17. Alec: Challenge beasts are always in trouble at swaps, and you’ve taken the solo leg of every challenge so far.|
Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes