‘Survivor’ Power Rankings Round 7: The Orkun Man Edition


"Survivor: Second Chance" (CBS)

Quick Note: We’re going to be bringing you all kinds of “Survivor” fun this season including episode recaps, exit interviews, and Power Rankings with Jenn Brown and Max Dawson. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for up-to-the-minute news and info.

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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 three players will earn. For example, if Kelley is voted out this week, Max and Jenn will each receive five points and Team Gordon will receive two points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Second Chance” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Jenn and Max has Kass in spot thirteen, while my pinch hitter Colton Cumbie had her in spot three. The current score is now Team Jenn 85, Team Max 93, and Team Gordon 77.

Before we get into this week’s rankings, let’s crack open the ol’ “Survivor” tweetbag…

“I am seriously considering starting a Survivor blog for season 32. Any advice?” – @animorphlover3 (Gregory McBean)

Well Gregory, “Survivor” blogging has taken me on several amazing adventures, opened many doors in my career, and introduced me to some of my best friends. So, I’m all for it.

As for advice…

1. There’s no shortage of “Survivor” blogs out there. So, try to do something unique to stand out like Survivorbuffs.com’s hilarious drinking game or Lisa Ferreira’s adorable LEGO recaps.
2. Remember that the players are real people. I always try to keep in mind that we’re only seeing the most dramatic 42 minutes of a three-day span.
3. If we ever end up at a “Survivor” location together, don’t do anything to screw up my eight-immunity-challenge winning streak. It’s literally all I have.

And to get you started on the right foot, how about pinch hitting for me in this week’s Power Rankings?

Important Note: These rankings are not based on who is most likely to win the entire season. Players tend to rank the players based on their safety in the next episode.

Jenn’s Score = 85

Any questions for Jenn? Drop her a line on Twitter: @jenncantdance

Max’s Score = 93

Any questions for Max? Drop him a line on Twitter: @fymaxwell

Team Gordon’s Score = 77

Any questions for Gregory? Drop him a line on Twitter: @animorphlover3

 1. Abi-Maria: Bow down, (expletive deleted).
 1. Jeremy: Savage comes to Jeremy. Stephen comes to Jeremy. Kimmi comes to Jeremy. Tasha comes to Jeremy. Spencer comes to Jeremy. The game comes to Jeremy.
 1. Jeremy: I think Gordon would kill me if I didn’t put some of the people who are guaranteed to make it through this episode up higher *Cough Colton *Cough. Jeremy has an idol and he recently got back together with his Bayon Brochachos. He is also keeping his “meat shields” in the game for as long as he can so he will not be first to go home.
  2. Keith: All the hype this week seems to revolve around a power player getting blindsided.  I don’t see that being Keith.
  2. Kimmi: Kimmi appears to be the Edna Ma of the Alpha Alliance. But she’s also one of the few remaining castaways who doesn’t have any enemies or rivals left in the game. Taking for granted that she’ll outlast the remaining Ta Keos, now is the time for her to start making the side deals that will put her in a position to survive when Bayon begins cannibalizing itself.
 2. Kelley: Is Kelley safe this week? She san juan del sure is! I really wasn’t sure how well she would do when she entered this game but she has exceeded all of my expectations. Kelley is in control of an idol and she voted with the majority last time so she could possibly find herself in the majority again this week.
  3. Kimmi: If a big player’s going down nobody would be yelling “Timber!” about Kimmi.
  3. Tasha: From Wikipedia: “One may determine how agitated the llama is by the materials in the spit. The more irritated the llama is, the further back into each of the three stomach compartments it will try to draw materials from for its spit.” Last week Tasha was wiping third-stomach llama spit from her face. She managed to clean up enough so that she was presentable for Tribal Council. But is it possible that she missed a spot? Are the allegations that were leveled during that confrontation going to come back to haunt her?
 3. Keith: This is the part of the game where Keith can sit back and relax, maybe even do a little #Joga. This is where Keith needs to let the big players take each other out.
  4. Kelly: Wiglesworth is hilarious to me. It’s like all of this chaos is going on all around her, and she’s just kind of like in her own little clam-collecting world.  I would love to see her orchestrate and execute a huge move, but I don’t know if she has it in her.
 4. Andrew: Remember the first time you beat your dad at tennis or one-on-one basketball or ping pong? It probably felt like a major accomplishment. But now stop and think about how your dad must’ve felt. Andrew played college football. He snagged himself a Playboy model. He made it to the top of the legal field. And now he’s getting lied to by people who don’t even have graduate degrees or hot wives or nice cars. Have a heart, people.
 4. Kimmi: We really haven’t seen much from Kimmi except for the episode where she was a big part of blindsiding Monica. As long as she keeps quiet she will probably just fade into the background, I think that Kimmi will most likely end up in 4th or 5th place this season.
 5. Kelley: Armed with an idol Wentworth’s ready for battle.  5. Kelley: Kelley is a power floater. I mean this only as a compliment. No matter what goes down each week, and no matter who she’s ostensibly aligned with, she somehow finds a way to drift onto the right side of the numbers. She’s got at least three or four more votes left to play this way, after which point she’s got an idol. That’s plenty of time to find a crack in the Bayon alliance.
 5. Kelly: Alright Kelly, it’s time for you to tone down that massive social game of yours and let the big players get rid of each other. Oh wait…
 6. Joe: Joe should always be ranked low now that the merge has happened, but it was cool when he appeared to somewhat land in the driver’s seat of the vote.  With the tide turning this week, I definitely think he could be in trouble. Big trouble. But Joe’s a challenge beast, and we all know the hearts of 12-year-old girls around the world would be breaking if he was gone this soon. So he won’t be.
  6. Stephen: “Roses are red, Violets are blue. Is getting Joe out now really worth risking your alliance over?” – Gerard Manley Hopkins
 6. Tasha: Despite getting votes at the last tribal, Tasha is in a good position. She has a good relationship with Andrew, she still has the old Bayon alliance (although I heard at tribal that Bayon was no more), and she potentially has her Cagayan friend in Spencer.
 7. CieraShe seems like the obvious vote at this point, which exactly why I don’t think it’s going to be her.   7. Spencer: The closer I put Spencer to the bottom, the more certain I am that he is not going home. I’m hard-pressed to think of another castaway who plays better when the odds are stacked against him. Maybe Yul? Maybe Russell Hantz in Samoa? Tweet at me if you can think of a better power bottom.
 7. Spencer: Going into this week, I can see Spencer being the swing vote again. Spencer is one of my top 5 all-time favorite players so I hope that he doesn’t end up like some past swing votes (see Christy in Amazon and Sarah in Cagayan courtesy of Rob Cesternino and Chaos Kass).
 8. Jeremy: This is where my list of serious prospects to be voted out starts. Jeremy seems to be running a lot of things and a lot of people.  If Wentworth’s got someone in her sights there’s a big chance it could be him.
 8. Keith: Keith’s best moment last week was when he was practicing his golf swing in the background while Ciera was blowing up Orkun. Keith is out of the loop, but he’s also out of the fray. As he proved in SJDS, that’s a good way to make it to the final four.
 8. Ciera: I was okay with Ciera getting the Rick (South Pacific) edit because I knew that there was more to come from her. I really liked her move to vote for Savage! She explained it on Twitter and I thought it was very smart, she voted for Savage so that somewhere down the line she could potentially work with Tasha considering she never voted for her. She had already burned the Savage bridge so she wasn’t worried about that. These are the kinds of things I was looking for from Ciera and I don’t think this is the end for her, she’ll find a way out of this mess.
  9. Spencer: What are the odds that Spencer gets Dolly’d? Probably not that great actually.
  9. Kelly: I’m calling for a moratorium on tweeting out Jeff Probst’s inappropriate challenge commentary. I don’t need my timeline cluttered up with 65 people all tweeting the same line about “holding your long pole” or “placing your balls” on something. Just let Rob Cesternino handle it in the podcast. And while I’m at it, I’m also over jokes about Kelly Wiglesworth’s favorite color.
 9. Joe: Joe is playing a different game this time, even though Spencer thinks he has to talk in “Joe language” in order to strategize with him, Joe is doing quite well for himself. The fact that Savage and Jeremy want to keep him around for a while makes me think that he’ll be safe this week. Plus, he could also just go on an immunity streak like Terry, Mike, or Ozzy.
  10. Andrew: Savage seems the most likely candidate for Wentworth/Abi/Ciera to target.  I think if they’re going to try to take out a power player this one comes with a personal vendetta.
 10. Abi-Maria: Wait, why did Abi vote for Tasha?
  10. Abi-Maria: You can’t spell unpredictable without A, B, and I. I would normally say that someone like her could just keep quiet and go quite far in the game but Abi has proved time and time again that she cannot keep quiet. The only silver lining is that she is the perfect goat to take to the end but in the Philippines they couldn’t even put up with her long enough for her to go to the end. Basically she could finish this game in almost any spot which is why she’s so low on my list.
 11. Stephen: The biggest advocate of making a “big move” has one made against him.  That’s “Survivor” poetry, people.
 11. Joe: It was nice of them to make the individual immunity necklace the same color as Joe’s shirt. It just looks like it belongs around his neck. Unfortunately, I think if Joe loses, he’s gone. The question is, will he lose?
  11. Andrew: So far in the game it’s been Savage in charge over at the Bayon camp and then again at Angkor (but to a lesser degree, Tasha was the one in charge there). If someone wants to make a big move and go after the Bayon alliance, Savage is the perfect first target.
 12. Tasha: This is more so wishful thinking, but I guess there is a possibility if Savage wins immunity you could take out his right-hand woman? I have my pom-poms ready either way.
 12. Ciera: Two weeks ago Ciera made a big move. Last week she and her #1 ally faced the consequences. Her impassioned speech at Tribal Council turned heads. But, I don’t think that it was enough to break up the Alpha Alliance  12. Stephen: The previews show everyone wanting to make a big move. We all know that Stephen’s big move will be trying to get rid of Joe. If Savage and Jeremy have to decide between keeping Stephen and Joe, they will definitely side with Joe. Especially given the fact that Jeremy wants to keep these “meat shields” in the game. On the plus side, he outlasted Rob (Cesternino) so I’m assuming that means he’s the best know-it-all? (Even though Rob is my favorite know-it-all.)

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