“Survivor: Winners at War” Power Rankings Round 10 – And Then There Were Nine Edition

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The Rules: Each week Malcolm Freberg 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 Denise is voted out, Malcolm will receive six points and Gordon will receive seven. The person with the most points at the end of the season will be declared the “Survivor: Winners at War” champion.

Last Week: Malcolm had Tyson in spot seven, while Gordon had him in spot eight. So, the current score is Team Freberg 79, Team Holmes 80.

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 Freberg: 79 Team Holmes: 80

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1. Sophie: I understand very little of what happened during that Tribal, but when the dust settled, Sophie still had her idol (and a confirmed pair of brass balls). She’s the only person who’s staying static in the rankings this week; what follows is chaos. 1. Sophie: Yes, the family visit was amazing and I’m glad we got to see all of it. But, we have no clue why Adam was targeted. We have know clue what happened with the weirdo vote that sent Tyson home. Tribal whispering isn’t helping either. All I know is, this person has an idol and is too savvy to go home with it.
2. Ben: At this stage of the game, slim majorities are more stable than having a huge numbers advantage. Ben gets a boost up the list because Kim’s idol has probably been rehidden on the beach, and there’s a million percent chance Ben will go after it hard. 2. Michele: Urgh…I hope this isn’t another Adam situation that I’m going to regret. One of the theories I heard was that Michele had flipped and that’s why Sophie only got two votes. Maybe she’s working with someone we don’t know? And if she is on the bottom, she has a 50/50 shot at sticking around.
3. Nick: What a difference a week makes. Nick’s in a similar situation as Ben, safely in a majority that includes bigger targets. 3. Tony: Sarah thinks he saved her from Jeremy, and he seems to have some kind of working relationship with Ben and Nick. Not a bad place to be. But, it looks like we’re going to get some classic crazy Tony this week too. Never dull with this guy.
4. Michele: She didn’t catch any votes last week, and she’s not going to catch any this week, either. There are bigger fish for the majority to fry. Michele needs to skate by for a few votes. 4. Ben: I thought Ben was going to be in big trouble last week, but he’s hanging back and forming a clique with the guys. If somebody doesn’t realize what’s up, they could coast to the end.
5. Tony: I don’t think Tony’s in trouble, but he simply can’t be placed higher in the rankings. There’s always a chance he goes full Tony (i.e. shamelessly chasing an idol like a madman) and makes himself a target. That said, he’s in the majority, and the buddy cop routine is still going strong. 5. Nick: I feel like Nick should be super safe, but his name has been thrown out so frequently, I just can’t be sure.
6. Denise: WHO WROTE HER NAME DOWN WHAT’S THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER I’M COMING WITH THE WRATH OF A THOUSAND SUNS. I don’t think she’s the number one target this week, but not ruling out it out, either. 6. Sarah: My big question out of last week is; did Sophie tell Sarah about Kim’s idol? If she did, then this duo definitely has each other’s backs. If not, Sophie might not be willing to risk an idol to save her.
7. Sarah: If the numbers shift, they will shift against Sarah. Now advantageless and identified as Sophie’s wingwoman, I expect her to catch four votes this week. But will the minority manage to find a fifth? 7. Denise: This hurts, but there’s always the chance that these current alliances stick together and Kim wins immunity.
8. Kim: She’s a saint and should be recognized as such, trying to save my Junglemama like that (I’m sure it was simply the best pragmatic play on her part but shhhhh). Now without an idol, Kim’s probably the target of the majority, unless… 8. Jeremy: Yeah, Jeremy’s alliance has every right to be annoyed with him. But, there’s not much of that alliance left. Someone should want to bring him along, especially since leaving his team high and dry made him look bad in front of the jury. That being said, he was the target last week and skipped town. The majority might want to right that wrong.
9. Jeremy: …they decide to take out Jeremy instead. He and Kim are equally bright, and both are dominant in challenges, but “Survivor” history tells us that the beefy guy will be eliminated first because of perception. Lame. 9. Kim: I still don’t understand that idol move if you were looking at six votes against three. You’re the biggest target left in the minority alliance and a challenge threat. Not the best place to be.

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