‘Survivor: Ghost Island’ Power Rankings Round 9 – Double Trouble Edition


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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 Donathan is voted out this episode, Roark will receive four points and Gordon will receive three points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Ghost Island” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

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Last Week: Roark had Des in spot nine. Gordon had her in spot ten. The current score is Team Roark 98, Team Gordon 102.

Quick Note: Rankings are not based on who the player thinks is most likely to win. The smart strategy is to rank players based on how safe you think they are in the upcoming vote.


Roark’s Score: 98

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Gordon’s Score: 102

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

1. Domenick: Dom was so great in this episode. He handled that Kellyn conversation like a champ, then snaked her perfectly. Need more Dom. 1. Domenick: Sooo…two people are going home, but it doesn’t look like we’re getting two smooshed together episodes. I’m thinking with a big twist, the idol holders are going to be more likely to make a move if they feel threatened.
2. Laurel: I think Laurel did the right thing here – while I do like the spirit of Des’ move, the long game did not make much sense – I’ll assume Laurel saw that fact and decided to stay the course for now. She seems to be in a good crew. 2. Wendell: See Domenick.
3. Wendell: Depending on how this double boot goes, we could end up in a weird situation. Is it the same tribal or two tribals? My guess is it is two tribals where each one of those necklaces we saw in the preview protects a different person within each one. Regardless, things could get wonky with the double boot and the idols and the challenge immunity. All of this is to say Wendell may have to bring out that idol. All of them might. 3. Donathan: See Domenick.
4. Donathan: Let me make sure I have this. Donathan, Wendell and Dom all have idols. Kellyn has an extra vote? Or is it a vote steal? Donathan strikes me as someone who is going to pull the trigger on his idol if he feels the least bit uncomfortable. So odds are he is safe for this double round. 4. Laurel: Ugh…this double elimination/double immunity thing has me nervous. Right now, I think Laurel is relatively safe because all three of the idols are with her allies. It’s like an Infinity Gauntlet of immunity.
5. Angela: Another no cry Ghost Island visit. I would really enjoy seeing someone tell their alliance that they don’t have a vote. It would be fun if that came into play. 5. Kellyn: I feel like you’re in the same boat with Kellyn. Obviously Domenick valued enough to tip you off last week.
6. Kellyn: Oh boy did Kellyn ever play this wrong. Moving forward – how will she bounce back? Odds on her playing from the bottom and becoming the new Cambodia Wentworth? I would take those odds. 6. Sea Bass: C’mon! Who doesn’t love Sea Bass?
7. Sea Bass: Sea Bass is on a different planet. The way he spelled “Desiree” is classic. I love it. 7. Angela: Desiree thought Angela would go along with her plan to get rid of Kellyn. But, we have no proof of that. We also don’t know which way Angela was told to vote due to her losing her vote. I’m not sure which side she’s on, but I’d assume she’s low in the pecking order on either side.
8. Chelsea: This poor girl. She just won individual immunity and hasn’t had a confessional since episode 2. (Do not fact check this as I have 0 confidence in it, I just know it’s bad). With this kind of edit, we are just counting down her limited days. 8. Chelsea: They did not trust you to vote with them last week. That can’t be a good sign. I hope you have some more immunity wins up your sleeve.
9. Michael: I’m not sure how *safe* Michael actually is, but he is in a great position game / TV audience perception wise. He’s on the absolute bottom of the totem pole, so he can’t do anything wrong. Enjoy! 9. Jenna: Naviti is going to stay Naviti strong for a little bit longer. It probably won’t matter how well you can braid hair.
10. Jenna: Just reading the preview, I am concerned that Jenna saying she’s lying to Donathan so easily is a bad sign. 10. Michael: Kellyn was not subtle about wanting you gone last week. She went along with Domenick’s plan and this week it’s time he pays the piper. The only thing that’s going to save you is an immunity win.

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