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 eleven points and Gordon will receive nine 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 John in spot two, Gordon Holmes had him in spot five. So, the current score is Team Bradley 76, Team Gordon 86.
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: 76
Any questions for Bradley? Drop him a line on Twitter: @bradley_r_k
Gordon’s Score: 86
Any questions for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes
|1. Kara: She’s been a bit quiet but that’s good with Angelina sucking up so much attention.||1. Alison: Who knows how last week’s epic Tribal is going to skake out? The Goliaths could be mad at Alec for spilling the beans. The Davids can be mad at Mike for targeting Christian. The Davids are all still outnumbered. But, Alison? Alison is fine.|
|2. Alec: This guy’s strategic chops have pleasantly surprised me.||2. Kara: So, this is the week where you finally separate yourself from Dan? I’m fully on-board with this. You can’t win with him by your side.|
|3. Alison: Boring but smart.||3. Nick: You saved your Mason/Dixon buddy by turning to your Team (expletive deleted) pal. Well done. The only way I can see this biting you is if Alec is upset that you told Christian. But honestly, it seems like everyone will have bigger fish to fry.|
|4. Mike: Even if his shtick exhausts me, he’s a rational player positioning himself well.||4. Angelina: Things are about to hit the fan. And you’re smart enough to side with the winners. I still don’t think you can win over a jury, but you’ll be here next week.|
|5. Davie: His flashy idol play may make him a target.||5. Gabby: There’s no reason to target Gabby this week.|
|6. Nick: His name isn’t getting tossed around and yet he’s calling shots, will it last?||6. Alec: Somebody floated the idea that you wanted Nick to tell Christian about the vote to get him to scramble and save himself. I’m not sure I buy that. But, now might be a good time to make the Strike Force happen…if people can get over Mike targeting Christian.|
|7. Carl: Solidly unspectacular.||7. Carl: I wanna know if you voted for Angelina because it was a split vote or if you were just left in the dark. That’s important.|
|8. Christian: People have caught on to just how big a threat he is.||8. Davie: “Purple” Davie no more! Last week’s big move sounded the horn that you’re not just a pretty face swinging a stick. Let’s see how you follow it up.|
|9. Gabby: Her strategic edit seems to have died, sadly, and with that her chances of winning.||9. Dan: I still think giving Angelina the idol was the right move even though John went home. If you’d have hung onto it and the vote went the way it was going to go, Angelina would have every reason to flip and you’d be her top target. That said, if Kara flips, everyone will learn about your other idol.|
|10. Angelina: I’ve decided I like Angelina.||10. Christian: Hell of a move last week, buddy. But, that doesn’t change the fact that you’re still viewed as the biggest threat in the game.|
|11. Dan: He’s got the freewheeling energy of a kid after cake at a birthday party.||11. Mike: I think this was the first time you’ve gotten any real dirt on your hands. It might cost you your spot in the Strike Force.|
Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes