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 Julie is voted out this episode, Gabby Pascuzzi will receive four points and Gordon Holmes will receive five points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Edge of Extinction” Power Rankings Challenge Champion!
Last Week: Gabby Pascuzzi had Ron in spot five, while Gordon Holmes had him in spot four. So, the current score is Team Gabby 93, Team Gordon 95.
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.
|Gabby’s Score: 93|
Any questions for Gabby? Drop her a line on Twitter: @gabbypascuzzi
|Gordon’s Score: 95|
Any questions for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes
|1. Lauren: For someone without any allies, Lauren sure does keep finding people who want to work with her. With an idol in her pocket, she sits pretty in the top spot yet again.||1. Aurora: I like Aurora a lot, I've been super-impressed with how much mileage she got out of that extra vote. But I'm getting the impression that nobody is worried about getting to the end with her. Seems like a likely third-place finish.|
|2. Aurora: Aurora’s extra vote came in handy to blindside her on-again-off-again ally Ron, who wrongly viewed her as a loyal foot soldier. Her breaking free is a big moment.||2. Lauren: Is it impressive for someone to say to a jury, “I’ve been on the outs for a lot of the votes, and I still read the room well enough not to play this idol.”? Or, is it a thing where her allies were voted out because they were the bigger fish? I dunno, now that she has some control, I think that’s a solid selling point.|
|3. Victoria: Let’s not get it twisted: while Rick ultimately saved himself last tribal, the three ladies (sans Julie) orchestrated the vote that ousted Ron. And it was Victoria who helped set this plan in motion.||3. Victoria: The silent assassin claims another victim. My biggest worry about her game is the jury won’t appreciate her clever maneuvers. Might be time to break out and make some noise.|
|4. Julie: Her number one ally is gone. Though Rick was rightfully upset and called her a liar, we saw that Julie expressed compassion and conflict over tricking him. If she can convince Rick that Ron was the bad guy, not her, her reputation may be okay.||4. Gavin: Aurora trusted you enough to let you play her vote. That says a lot. I think that earned you some points. You’re very much a physical threat, but you could say they need physical threats to defeat whoever returns from the Edge of Extinction.|
|5. Gavin: It was absolutely the right call to take a shot against a big threat like Ron, despite him gifting you the (world’s cheapest) honeymoon on the loved one’s reward. You don’t “owe” anyone anything in this game: you play for the win.||5. Julie: I love the game Julie is playing, even though Rick made her look really bad in front of the jury. That being said, I could see the young-uns sticking together if Rick pulls off an immunity win.|
|6. Rick: It’s everyone versus Rick. His only options are to follow in the footsteps of Mike Holloway (win immunity) or Ben Driebergen (find idols). There’s no chance for social gaming his way out of this, because any smooth talk only makes him a scarier threat.||6. Rick: I’ve always said I’d never be comfortable with someone who has been voted out of the game coming back in and winning it. And, I stand by that. If Rick’s going to be that person, he has quite a gauntlet to run. He’ll never be safe without an idol or immunity.|
Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes