‘Survivor: Cagayan’ Power Rankings: Merge Edition


'Survivor: Cagayan' (CBS)

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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 two players will earn. For example, if Woo is voted out this week, Ciera will receive 11 points and Gordon will receive 7 points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Cagayan” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week’s Results: Ciera had Lindsey in spot twelve. Gordon had her in spot thirteen. Ciera had Alexis in spot ten, while Gordon had her in spot twelve. So, the current score is Team Ciera 49, Team Gordon 60.

Ciera’s Score = 49

Any advice for Ciera? Drop her a line on Twitter: @cieraeastin

Gordon’s Score = 60

Any advice for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes

 1. Latasha –  Tasha still seems like the leader of the Brains alliance without having the spotlight of being the “leader.” Which is a great position to be in. If people do get wise and want to split up the brains it is very unlikely they target her first.   1. Jefra – Merges aren’t always hard to rank. This one is. The Brawns could reunite. The Beauties could reunite (sans Morgan). Tony’s new fivesome could stick together. The current Aparri tribe still has numbers. Tony and LJ both have idols. I have no idea what’s going to happen Wednesday, but I’m willing to bet that Jefra will still be around when it’s all over.
 2. Kassandra – Again the Brains seem to be holding strong and have picked up a few potential numbers at the tribe swap. Kass is riding under the radar and is probably the least threatening player out there which should allow her to coast through this week.
  2. Morgan – Like I said before, a ton of stuff could go down. But getting rid of Morgan isn’t on top of anyone’s to-do list.
 3. Tony – This week is really tricky with the merge and all .You really start to see where the line is drawn. Tony does have the idol and he does have relationships with the people on his new tribe and Cops R Us with Sarah…if he can save himself from that “final 5” comment he made last week.
  3. Tony – It’s gonna get crazy, buddy. You’ve got some options. Can you woo Sarah back? Is Morgan a swing vote? Does Jeremiah want to partner with LJ again? So much. Keep that idol handy.

 4. LJ –  Another guy with a hidden immunity idol in his hand. I would love to think he wouldn’t be dumb enough to go home with a hidden immunity idol in his pocket but you never know! He did great work by bonding with Trish, and he still has Jefra. LJ is in a good spot this week if he can lay low.   4. LJ – Ever hear that old saying, “A man is only as loyal as his options”? Well, last time LJ was at Tribal he only had one real option. This week he’ll have many. That being said, he should follow the advice I gave Tony and keep his idol close.

 5. Jefra –  Jefra is a shoo-in for someone who you would want to take to the end because you know you can beat her. She’s not making any moves and she’s not really solidifying her spot in an alliance. She’s probably not going anywhere but she’s definitely not playing to win.   5. Sarah – Solana’s chant after the immunity challenge really seemed to get into Aparri’s heads. You’re all convinced that they’re rock solid, when that’s rarely the case. In a funny way, Solana has all the power when they’re still down numbers. If Tony’s smart, he realizes that Sarah is his best bet to swing the vote.
 6. Trish –  With conditions being so bad out there, and everyone Hangry (So hungry you become angry) Trish’s drama and loud voice could get her booted. Being too open and vocal about who you like and don’t like is not a good thing and people really could start to get annoyed with that.   6. Kassandra – It’s looking like the Brains have two ways to go; play way under the radar at the merge or try to solidify an alliance with Morgan, Jeremiah, and Sarah. I have no idea what’s going to happen, but if the Brains block finds themselves in trouble, I doubt Kassandra will be the first one to go.
 7. Morgan – She’s definitely on the outs of her current tribe and has no ties to the other tribe. But come merge time that might not be too bad of a thing.
  7. Woo – Maybe the Aparri voting block will stay together. Maybe it’ll be a Parvati-esque sitution where the Solanians have to give the idols to the right people. That could be bad news for Woo. That, and Woo is definitely a challenge threat.
 8. Sarah –  She seemed fully committed to Cops R Us until she heard Tony yell “final 5.” She said she is all in with her new tribe and alliance but the question is will Tony be able to reel her back in? Being a swing vote can either be a great thing of a terrible thing. I guess we’ll find out!  8. Trish – Trish cemented herself as the perfect person to take to the end. She’ll accrue jury votes in the same way the Cubs accrue World Championships. But, if she rubs the Aparrians the wrong way, they could unite to bounce her.
 9. Spencer –  Let me start by saying that if Spencer goes home my heart will break. In his current tribe he is in a great spot the issue comes in because merge time people want to get rid of the big threats. He has shown to be great in the challenges, he’s obviously smart, and he’s the only male in a major alliance.   9. Spencer – Solana has the idols and they have the momentum. The question is; LJ aligned with Tony when he had to, but will he stick with him now that his options have opened up? Could the Brains team work with LJ, Jefra, and Jeremiah? So many questions.
 10. Jeremiah –  Jeremiah does a great job of deflecting attention off of himself. But he doesn’t have an alliance, and he is a huge threat, with the merge around the corner that is a terrible combo.   10. Jeremiah – Your fate is in your buddy LJ’s hands. LJ knows Tony tried to set you up. LJ could let that cat out of the bag and everyone will know how hard Tony is playing the game. Or, LJ could think taking Tony to the end is a good way to get a million bucks.
11. Woo – Having Cliff gone really sucked for Woo…and then having Lindsey quit double sucked for Woo. His alliance is dropping like flies and he is the lone ranger. He is a big threat not only in the challenges but socially. 11. Latasha – As the dominant member of the dominant alliance in the tribe that is falling apart, this could be it for you. I hope it isn’t, you’re my preseason pick and you’ve been through a lot.

Don’t miss “Survivor: Cagayan” this Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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