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 two points and Gordon will receive one point. 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 Natalie in spot fifteen, Gordon Holmes had her in spot twelve. So, the current score is Team Bradley 53, Team Gordon 62.
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.
Bradley’s Score: 53
Any questions for Bradley? Drop him a line on Twitter: @bradley_r_k
Gordon’s Score: 62
Any questions for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes
|1. John: Solidly on top of his alliance but also realizing the importance of building relationships with those in the minority. Savvy gameplay.||1. Dan: Wow, it’s really hard to argue with two idols. But, Terry Deitz might want to have a conversation with you about who brought the term “Brochacho” to “Survivor.”|
|2. Dan: He has two idols, but will he know when he needs to play them?||2. Davie: We’re actually in a very weird point in the game where we have three tribes, and it seems like each tribe has a pair of gentlemen on top. For example; Vuku has Davie and…|
|3. Christian: Is he trying too hard? Regardless, it looks like it is working.||3. Carl: This guy.|
|4. Alison: We are getting no content from her but she is in the majority on her tribe right now so she is most likely safe???||4. Dan: And John is Dan’s Tavi counterpart.|
|5. Davie: Davie has the majority, an idol, and a bundle of enthusiasm. He will live to see another week.||5. Nick: And then you’ve got the smooth air-guitar playing duo that seems to be running Jabeni with Nick and…|
|6. Elizabeth: She has more enthusiasm than a kid eating birthday cake after being on a diet. Oh, and she is also in a solid place in her tribe so she shouldn’t be in danger.||6. Mike: …this guy. I’m not sure what any of this means other than symmetry is pretty cool.|
|7. Carl: I am excited to see how this idol nullifier is going to work. I hope Carl plays it correctly because I am impressed by how he has fought his way back from being blindsided on the bottom of the David tribe to being in a majority alliance with an advantage.||7. Elizabeth: My Christmas wish is for Elizabeth and Lyrsa to reunite at the merge. They’ve had their backs against the wall on several different occasions and managed to figure it out.|
|8. Nick: Nick has come quite a long way from the days of being targeted for his laziness. The numbers on his tribe are even and he has an alliance with Mike.||8. Christian: Brochachos, and Slamtown, and Head of Awesome Stuff. All of these are fun diversions. But, have the three of them ever actually talked strategy? Will they have his back when Probst is swinging the snuffer?|
|9. Alec: Flipping on the Goliaths and voting off Natalia is looking like less of a death wish for Alec now that Angelina and Mike did the same to Natalie last week. That was the best thing that could have happened to his game.||9. Gabby: It would be heartbreaking for Gabby to get the axe after her emotional ride since joining the Tiva tribe. My hope is that Christian would speak up for you. But, it’d have to be a stronger case than someone else would make for…|
|10. Kara: Has she really patched things up with Alec? I have to assume she did such a good job patching things up with Alec that now she can’t get rid of him which is what landed her on TMZ.||10. Alison: We have no idea who you’re working with, what’s your strategy, what role you play in the Slamtown administration…|
|11. Mike: Hopefully his alliance with Nick is strong enough to keep him safe now that he has voted out one of his own Goliaths.||11. Alec: Elizabeth has a point that you’re more likely to be loyal now that you’ve stabbed a Goliath in the back. But, you’ve still stabbed an ally in the back…|
|12. Lyrsa: Continues to be be a target, whether for her jacket or for her unevidenced lack of challenge prowess, how long can she keep dodging the torch snuffer?||12. Lyrsa: Still in the game…with your jacket…and all it cost you was a couple of eggs. But, you’re not out of the woods yet. The big question now is; what will it mean to the other Goliaths if Mike shows up at the merge without Angelina?|
|13. Gabby: The green tribe has a stellar record of winning on “Survivor,” Gabby had better hope that continues or I think she goes home.||13. Angelina: So, everyone seems to think that Angelina knew Natalie was going, but voted with her as a ploy to get her jacket. And if that’s true…that seems like a big price to pay for a jacket. You’re on the tribe most likely to visit Tribal again and you’re at or close to the bottom.|
|14. Angelina: I can only hope her desperate Tribal Council jacket bit was a precursor to her saying “Natalie, Natalie?, Natalie?” as she walks into Ponderosa after this week’s episode.||14. Kara: So…the thing that’s in your favor now is…that Alec…is good…at challenges? That’s something.|
Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes