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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 Ryan is voted out this episode, Aubry will receive one point and Gordon will receive two points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.
Last Week: Aubry Bracco had Lauren in spot three, I had her in spot two. The current score is Team Bracco 97, Team Holmes 105.
Quick Note: Rankings are not based on who the player thinks is most likely to win. The smart strategy is to rank the contestants based on who is the most likely to be voted out in the next episode.
Aubry’s Score = 97
Any questions for Aubry? Drop her a line on Twitter: @aubrybracco
Gordon’s Score = 105
Any questions for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes
|1. Ryan: Ryan may have voted against Ben, but so did everyone else. The fact that Ryan hasn’t been in the driver’s seat the past few votes means he’s more of a number to others at this point as opposed to an overt mastermind. That’s a good thing for his chances to get to the end.||1. Chrissy: Well, that certainly was a Tribal to remember. I think what it all comes down to now is; who should people be trying to sit with at the end. I’d bet Chrissy is near the top of everybody’s list.
|2. Chrissy: Chrissy’s social squabbles and lack of control over the past couple votes make her a viable partner as a final three option to others. By hook or by crook, you’ve got to get to that three, and Chrissy could make her way there and pull it out.||2. Ryan: Right now, I think Ryan’s best bet to take this thing is if he’s sitting next to Chrissy and Mike. He can get there, but where the new idol lands is going to have a big impact.
|3. Mike: Mike’s never had the most control in the game, but he’s got an endearing personality. At the Final 6, any degree of likeability has potential to be a liability.||3. Mike: MIKE! You are my favorite bad player of all time. You’ve never been in power, you burned your idol (figuratively) early, You burned Laurin’s idol (literally) when she could have used it to defeat Ben. (Well…if he didn’t have one of his own.) Oh man…I hope you get a second shot and learn from your mistakes.|
|4. Ashley: Ashley has proven herself to be a challenge beast, AND she’s wed to Devon as a strategic partner. A power duo is a threat no matter how deep you are in the game. Ashley’s time may be up just short of the Final 3.||4. Devon: Here’s where it gets interesting. Everyone voted for Ben, but Ben still gets to go back to camp. With the scrambling that’s going to happen, I’m betting that Devon manages to find his way back into Ryan’s good graces.|
|5. Devon: Devon openly stated he was aligned with Ashley: translation to everyone else is “Ashley and I are in each other’s Final 3 plans.” Not. Good.||5. Ashley: Devon and Ashley still have that two-some thing going on. However, Ryan’s more likely to work with Devon and Ashley has proven to be a serious challenge threat.|
|6. Ben: Ben just pulled off the most epic move of the season and literally EVERYONE sees him as the biggest threat. There’s not question he’s hanging on the edge, and something tells me it could be the edge of a cliff and not glory.||6. Ben: You made your move at the right time, Ben. Lauren confirmed that she was coming after you even before she knew you had flipped. Now you need an idol or a challenge win.