“Survivor 41” Power Rankings Round 8 – Feud for Thought Edition

“Survivor 41” (CBS)

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The Rules: Each week, Michele Fitzgerald and Gordon Holmes 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 Erika is voted out, Michele will receive three points and Gordon will receive one. The person with the most points at the end of the season will be declared the “Survivor: 41” Power Rankings champion.

Last Week: Michele had Tiffany in spot nine while Gordon had her in spot ten. So, the current score is Team Fitzgerald 61, Team Holmes 61.

Quick Note: The Power Rankings place the players in order of how safe they are heading into the next episode, not how likely they are to win the entire game.

 

Team Fitzgerald: 61 Team Holmes: 61

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Any Questions? Drop Gordon a line on Twitter: @GordonHolmes

1. Liana: Wow so you *really* want to sabotage your former tribe. It’s a harsh world out there. 1. Erika: There are a lot of reasons to target a lot of people, but there’s no reason to go for Erika.  There are too many idols to flush, challenge threats, and other big names left on the board.
2. Danny: You have always had the numbers so you seem to not understand the position Yase is in. If you think people on the outs are just gonna lay down and die, you are in for an interesting end game. 2. Liana: So, now that Liana has blown her big moment, what else does she bring to the table? Being a peacemaker between Deshawn and Shan? A potential challenge powerhouse? I worry that she’s partnering with people who she can’t beat in the end.
3. Erika: Not currently in trouble. 3. Deshawn: Urgh…this is a tough one. I’ve gotta think if there is an impending Deshawn vs. Shan feud, that Deshawn has more votes. Buuut… I also think Deshawn is so likable that people are going to worry about taking him to final Tribal.
4. Ricard: You may not have papaya etiquette but you do have rice etiquette. Hopefully you gained some points back with Shan and proved that you are a team player for your tribe. Side comment, your hints to Xander to play his idol were about as subtle as an elephant on an old staircase. 4. Naseer: So, I have a working theory that all of the wackadoodle advantages are going to encourage the big alliance to stick to easy votes. But, the second that stops, Naseer is in trouble. Not this week, but maybe next?
5. Naseer: I thought you finally found a home and it’s with Shan and Ricard but it seems like that home is made of straw. 5. Danny: I’m starting to rethink my Danny theory. He makes an excellent point that the early individual immunities have more to do with balance than they do strength. That, and he seems to be in good with everyone.
6. Shan: Whoever Shan wants to go, goes. She plays big and bold and I am just glad I do not have to go against her. 6. Shan: Shan’s strategic game is next level, but it’s clear that her social game is suffering. We saw two potentially avoidable issues with alliance members last week alone.
7. Deshawn: There are fracturessss. 7. Heather: If Tiffany is to be believed, your live Tribal was, in fact, an attempt to keep Tiff safe. Which is kind of mind-blowing because you ended up voting for her. If Evvie wins immunity and Xander plays his idol, I could see you being next.
8. Xander: Recognizing that losing is more unifying than winning is *so smart* and now you have temporarily reintegrated yourself. All while minimizing your challenge threat level. 8. Xander: Someone’s got to be feeding Xander information, because they could have easily split the vote properly and then sent him packing with that idol in his pocket.
9. Heather: I love that you spoke up this episode. I see that fire has been ignited in you, it’s time to grab your original tribe or some of the stragglers and regroup. 9. Ricard: James Clement has to be laughing somewhere after seeing Ricard tripping up on “Papaya Etiquette.” Alliances have broken up for weirder reasons.
10. Evvie: I love a relationship recovery tour and I love an underdog immunity win. Unfortunately, that necklace only works one week and Shan’s dagger is still pointed in your direction. 10. Evvie: As if you weren’t a big enough strategic threat, now you’re tearing apart those immunity challenges? I think the dominant alliance will be able to patch up any differences if it means sending you packing.

Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @GordonHolmes