‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 2 – Will He Regret It? Edition

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" (CBS)

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The Rules: Each week our three 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 Tyler is voted out this week, Josh will receive one point, Reed will receive five points, and Gordon will receive eleven points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Worlds Apart” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Josh had Vince in spot 10, Reed had him in spot 13, and Gordon had him in spot 14. So, the current score is Team Josh 10, Team Reed 13, and Team Gordon 14.

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Josh’s Score = 10

Any questions for Josh? Drop him a line on Twitter: @joshuacanfield

Reed’s Score = 13

Any questions for Reed? Drop him a line on Twitter: @thereedkelly

Gordon’s Score = 14

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

 1. Tyler: He’s tight with Carolyn and is the only one she has told about the idol, this gives him a lot of power.  He isn’t getting naked every two seconds, but seems to be in tight with Max and Shirin.  I have to say it was hilarious watching his amazing uncomfortableness when Shirin was walking around bottomless.
  1. Hali: I like where her game is right now. She doesn’t feel like a huge threat, nor does she stick out as incapable or unsociable. Barring something crazy, I could see her being around for a while.
 1. Carolyn: She’s got an idol, she’s in the dominant alliance, and she proved she can go in challenges. Say it with me everyone, “Yeah, baby!”
  2. Hali: She is trying her best to include Nina and be strategic in her interactions with her tribe.  Vince and Nina were going after Jenn, which is great for Hali, because regardless of how her tribe ends up going, I think she will will always be in the numbers. #nakedalliance1
 2. Kelly: Again, not a ton of from Kelly on this episode, but I think it’s because she has potential to be a strong player in this game.  I’m not concerned about an impending boot for her.
 2. Max: I don’t think Max’s nudity was a big deal, but it does beg the question; would a “Survivor” strategist make a move that would potentially upset tribemates if he wasn’t in control of the game? I’m sure he’s fine.
  3. Rodney: Thought we would have seen more from Rodney by this point, but the fact that we haven’t is probably because he will be here a long time.  He’s the top guy on his tribe and won’t have any problems sailing through until there is a swap or the merge.
  3. Rodney: Appears to have found a momentary nice spot in this game.  He’s strong, currently well-liked, and in the numbers.  He needs to continue this trend and not show his slightly chauvinistic side outside of confessionals.
 3. Shirin: Again, I’m viewing the nudity as a sign of confidence in their safety. So, maybe Shirin is only half as confident as Max.

  4. Joe: It was a little scary there for a moment, He could have easily been voted out due to the absurd move to split the votes this early in the game and the vendetta Vince had against him.  Will sided with Joe and that speaks volumes.
  4. Sierra: Looks to be in a good spot within the numbers of her tribe. The way I see it, they’re are bigger threats and bigger screw-ups to point to right now. Keep pressing forward.
 4. Sierra: Sierra, buddy…if this whole “Survivor” thing doesn’t work out and you get tired of the barrel racing circuit, you should give the WNBA a call. You were draining those threes.
 5. Carolyn: She has the idol, and Tyler knows it.  The only reason she would exit the game is if Tyler blindsides her with the information by letting Max and Shirin know about it.
 5. Tyler: He seems like he’s always touching base with someone socially, whether they are in his numbers or not.  This is an integral part of this game and I like that he’s doing it.
 5. Lindsey: It looks like the power in the blue tribe is Lindsey, Sierra, Kelly, and Rodney. This may sound odd, but they might want to lose soon. Getting to a merge or a swap with two guys who are clearly on the outs could be real trouble.

 6. Sierra: She’s not going anywhere yet.  Looking forward to hearing more from her, but it seems to me that she is the top female on her tribe right now.
 6. Shirin: I’m all for being naked, but there’s a time and a place for everything.  I’m shocked that she can be so blithely unaware of Tyler’s uncomfortable body language and severely-averted gaze.  Not ideal social gameplay, but not game-ending.
 6. Hali: The No Collar Kids really dodged a bullet last week as they were definitely splitting votes. The question now is; do they think Will messed up his vote or do they realize he played them?

 7. Lindsey: I’m still guessing we are going to see a tight alliance of Lindsey, Sierra, and Rodney, with Kelly possibly as the 4th.  I like Lindsey, but can she keep her emotions (and face) in check when her tribe mates are being crazy?
 7. Lindsey: I wonder if she’s as vocal about her dislike for Mike to other tribe mates as she is in her confessionals, something tells me she is.  This likely only endears her closer to her tribe and accelerates his departure.
 7. Kelly: Heh…Blue Collar, Purple Kelly.


  8. Max: It’s a strategic move to be alone?  What?  Not sure how he got there, but I’m hoping he knows what he is doing.  I really like Max, but comparing yourself to Richard Hatch is probably not a good thing.  I don’t think his nakedness will play too much against him, but I don’t see how it helps him either. #nakedalliance2
 8. Joe: I’m glad we quickly resolved the impending Joe/Vince melodrama and that Jenn sided with Joe.  Splitting votes is risky business and it was shown as a tad too close for my comfort.  It would behoove him to make sure Will feels very included in the alliance after this vote.
 8. Jenn: That’s what I love about “Survivor.” You’re giving each other stinky, uncomfortable hugs one minute and are stabbing each other in the back the next. Anywho, Jenn’s got a solid three, so she should be safe for a while.


 9. Shirin: Shirin should still be solid in her alliance with Tyler, Carolyn, and Max.  Was her nakedness around the guys her smartest play?  No.  Will it hurt her?  No. #nakedalliance3
 9. Carolyn: Always astute and sitting on an idol. As long as Tyler doesn’t try to orchestra a blindside to flush it, I like her game currently.  Hoping she plans to keep a wary eye on Tyler moving forward.
 9. Joe: If the original plan was to bounce Nina after a tie, then JoJali should really be upset at Will. Losing Vince is going to be a big challenge problem for them.
 10. Jenn: It wasn’t good news that she was the target of the minor alliance in her tribe.  Vince and Nina had issues with her, which could be a recurring theme for her throughout this game. #nakedalliance4
  10. Jenn: I hope that her being targeted by the minority alliance isn’t indicative of deeper issues that we aren’t seeing just yet.  It would be good for her to stick with Joe and use him as a shield moving forward.
 10. Rodney: Mike wants Rodney to get firewood and doesn’t even have the decency to offer him a turkey sandwich?! If these alphas are going to start butting heads, I’m pretty sure Rodney has the upper hand.
  11. Kelly: Still don’t know much about Kelly.  I think she’s safe if her tribe goes to council, but there’s just not a lot for us to go on yet.
 11. Max: If he was using his nakedness as a cover to go idol hunting I’d be down, but as just an excuse to be alone, I don’t really see the benefit in a social game.  He’s seems well ensconced in an alliance at the moment so I’m not overly concerned.  Nice quads though.
 11. Tyler: I think Tyler deserves a break here. Nobody’s quite sure what the island etiquette is when someone you’ve just met starts running around in their birthday suit. The nudies are lucky he didn’t dress up like a hobo and scare them.
  12. Will: Did Will make the right decision by voting out Vince?  I don’t think so.  He now seems to be the 4th person in the 4 member alliance, whereas he could have voted with Nina and Vince sending Jenn home, and then he would have a solid three.  Thankfully for him in this game anything can happen and he may somehow still get to the right side of the numbers if there is a swap in the near future.
  12. Will: It’s nice to be a swing vote sometimes (just ask Jonclyn) but it can cut both ways.  He’s put himself at the bottom of a four-person alliance.  I want him to try to get in with them as best he can so he has multiple potential options of allies if/when tribes swap.
 12. Dan: Lookit Dan the Man stepping up in the immunity challenge! And with Mike drawing all the heat with his workaholic ways, Dan might be able to make a run at this.

 13. Mike: Uh-oh Mike.  This was not a good episode for you.  Is it possible that you have put yourself on the outs by demanding everyone does as much work as you? In this game you need to play games when your tribe is playing games, go swimming if your tribe is going swimming, get firewood if your tribe is getting firewood, etc. etc. etc.
  13. Dan: There are many things to overcome here right now.  He’s really alienated himself with his big opinions and now his missing manties.  Mike’s teased fight with the tribe could be the biggest boon to Dan’s game yet!
 13. Will: Credit to Will for having way more game than anyone expected. But, I’m not sure he made the best move. He went from being in a solid three to being the fourth guy in a young-person alliance. And, that threesome he’s partnered with has to wonder if he can stick with a plan. Aaaand, if he stays a challenge liability, it might be worth it to keep Nina around.
 14. Dan:  If I’m being honest, I’d probably be annoyed at Dan in my tribe, and unfortunately he doesn’t have enough to offer, even as a goat. He’s lucky the blue collars have not been to TC.  14. Nina: This environment is challenging, especially with a disability, but in order for her to be successful she needs to take initiative and include herself in things, not wait for an invitation.  This is “Survivor”, not brunch.
 14. Joaquin: Last week was kind of a best-case scenario for Joaquin. With Vince gone, I have to wonder how well our No-Collared friends are going to do in immunity challenges.
 15. Nina: Things don’t look good for Nina.  She got lucky this past treehouse tribal, but I don’t suspect that she would be so lucky again.  Jenn and Hali are not being mean to you. Stop playing the victim, and play the game of “Survivor” and insert yourself into their group.
 15. Mike: I know how frustrating it can be sometimes to just go with the tribal flow, but you have to just suck it up and shut up when people aren’t doing what you think they should; otherwise it’ll spell disaster.  Hungry castaways hate being told when to do chores!
 15. Mike: Alright, I’m going to let everyone in on a little secret. The key to not being the first person voted out of your tribe is two little words, “Be cool.” Just be cool, man. Let someone else turn themselves into the first boot. (Ahem…Dan.)

 16. Joaquin: Still see him at the bottom of the tribe.  He wasn’t focused on much in the last episode, and that may be a good thing for him.  I’d probably want to keep him around a bit longer if I was Shirin or Carolyn because he is an easy vote off later on in the game, and Max and Tyler will be harder to beat.
 16. Joaquin: Looks like he’s out of the numbers, untrusted, and I’m highly doubtful he can recover from this.  It’s hard to see him anywhere else than at the bottom of this game right now.
 16. Nina: Same for you, Nina. I’d be upset if Jenn and Hali went skinny dipping without me, but I wouldn’t make a big stink over it. And now with Vince chopping coconuts at Ponderosa, I think you’re about to join him.

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