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‘Survivor: Redemption Island’ Power Rankings: Round 9

April 19, 2011

The Rules: Each week, “Survivor: Nicaragua” finalist Matthew “Sash” Lenahan and XFINITY TV’s “Survivor” loudmouth 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 two players will earn. For example, if Julie is voted out this week, Sash will receive 7 points and Gordon will receive 5 points. Also, each player will pick who they think will win at “Redemption Island.” If they choose correctly they will receive a bonus point. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Redemption Island” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Sash and Gordon both had Mike in spot eleven. Sash had David in spot six, Gordon had him in spot seven. So, Gordon gained a whole point. He must be so proud. The current score is now Team Sash 104, Team Gordon 94.

Wanna Play? Last week, several “Survivor” fans posted their own Power Rankings on Twitter. Tag Gordon (@gordonholmes) in your own Twitter Power Rankings, or post your picks in the comment section of this post. If you do better than Gordon does, (which is highly likely) he’ll give you credit in his weekly recap.

TEAM SASH

Current Score: 104

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TEAM GORDON

Current Score: 94

natalie . natalie
#1 Natalie – Natalie’s loyalty to the men of her original tribe is keeping her safe and has cleared an easy path to the end. . #1 Natalie – Natalie’s allegiance to Rob was cemented when she spilled the beans about Ashley’s discussion with Ralph. It proves she’s more interested in getting far in this game than she is in having a spa buddy.
ashley . andrea
#2 Ashley – The buddy system may lead to Ashley’s demise now that Natalie gave Boston Rob the inside scoop on her exchange with Ralph. . #2 Andrea – There’s usually some awkward negotiating at the end of an endurance challenge. There was none last week. Ashley and Natalie happily let Andrea win. I think this and the Matt blindside prove that Andrea is solid with Rob’s Zombies.
bostonrob . grant
#3 Boston Rob – Rob has complete control over his groupies as they vote off the original Zapatera one-by-one, but once the original Ometepe tribe begins to cannibalize itself, he will have a very difficult time working his way to Final Tribal Council. . #3 Grant Someday Rob is going to stab Grant in the back. It won’t be this week, but it’s coming…and soon.
phillip . ashley
#4 Phillip – Phillip’s stories are “Survivor” gold for those of us not living with him on the island, but will he wear out his welcome among his tribemates? . #4 Ashley – Rob sent Matt packing over a handshake. You think he’s going to take kindly to your odd deal with Ralph? Once the Pagonging of Zapatera is over, you’re in trouble.
grant . julie
#5 Grant – Grant is the total package with his athleticism, puzzle making skills, and charm, but Final Tribal Council does not have enough room for both him and Boston Rob. . #5 Julie – Gamewise, I think there are bigger (Boston Rob-approved) fish to fry right now. But she’s not going to get close to the end.
andrea . bostonrob
#6 Andrea – Voting against Matt was the best move Andrea has made all season long.  She now needs to remain under the radar and hope that an opportunity presents itself to make a bold move. . #6 Boston Rob – The Ometepians have the kind of numbers advantage now where nobody should feel safe. They could lose one of their own and still get the best of the Zapaterans. Rob had better keep his idol close at all times.
julie . phillip
#7 Julie – By association with Steve and Ralph, Julie’s time is limited.  Her only move is to work her magic with the younger women. . #7 Phillip – Right now, Phillip is playing a game that makes him valuable to take to the end. However, if he’s driving the Brady Bunch crazy, Rob could decide to bounce him to win some favor with the future Zapateran jury members.
ralph . steve
#8 Ralph – Ralph is on Boston Rob’s hit list because of his failed attempt to pull information from Ashley, and now without an idol, he has a one-way ticket to Ponderosa. . #8 Steve – The previews make it look like we’re going to see a Phillip vs. Steve throwdown this week. Will this lead to the wild Tribal Council that Probst has promised?
steve . ralph
#9 Steve “Survivor” is a delicate game where building relationships is everything.  Steve’s lack of social awareness with Phillip and the rest of the tribe will lead to his dismissal. . #9 Ralph – Why Ralph instead of Steve? Because Steve’s ready to go and Ralph has proved that he’s prepared to scramble. No way Rob wants someone with the will to fight sticking around.
matt . david
Redemption Island Winner – Matt is the only one with experience on Redemption Island and is poised to dominate the only part of this game he excels in. . Redemption Island WinnerHmmm…why David? Because I need points and I think Sash will pick either Mike or Matt.

Any questions? Drop me a line on Twitter at @gordonholmes.

‘Survivor: Redemption Island’ Power Rankings: Round 6

March 29, 2011

The Rules: Each week, “Survivor: Nicaragua” finalist Matthew “Sash” Lenahan and XFINITY TV’s “Survivor” loudmouth 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 two players will earn. For example, if David is voted out this week, Sash will receive 12 points and Gordon will receive 11 points. Also, each player will pick who they think will win at Redemption Island. If they choose correctly they will receive a bonus point. At the end of the season, the person  with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Redemption Island” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.

Last Week: Both Sash and I had Matt as the Redemption Island winner. He had Stephanie in spot 12, I had her in spot 11. So, Sash added a point to his lead. The score is now Team Sash 64, Team Gordon 59.

Wanna Play? Last week, several “Survivor” fans posted their own Power Rankings on Twitter. Tag me (@gordonholmes) in your own Power Rankings, and if you do better than I do, I’ll give you credit in my weekly recap.

TEAM SASH

Current Score: 64

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TEAM GORDON

Current Score: 59

grant . bostonrob
#1 Grant – Grant has every tool in his possession, except the idol, to win this game right now.  The only problem is that Final Tribal isn’t big enough for both Boston Rob and him.  Who will backstab who first? . #1 Boston Rob – Can Phillip harness his crazy and rally the troops to get rid of Boston Rob the Mentalist? No, not in a million years. Like not in a hundred billion years. Rob’s safe for a while.
natalie . natalie
#2 Natalie – Boston Rob’s pawn has an easy path to the end with or without him, but unless she actually begins to help around camp, she’ll have no shot at winning. . #2 Natalie – If Rob can go wire-to-wire and take lazy players like Natalie and Ashley to the end, it’ll have to rank as one of the most dominating seasons in “Survivor” history…
ashley . ashley
#3 Ashley – Ashley’s best move would be to align tightly with Grant, since Natalie is Boston Rob’s go-to girl.  Maybe when she’s finished arguing with Phillip she’ll figure out this is a game for a million dollars. . #3  Ashley …unless Ashley and Natalie realize this and bounce him before they get to the end. Do either of them have the strategic chops to pull it off?
bostonrob . julie
#4 Boston Rob – Boston Rob is in the best position of anyone right now, but the odds are still stacked against him.  Perhaps playing Arafat and negotiating the peace among his tribemates will continue to keep the heat off his back. . #4 Julie – You know what I like about Julie? Everybody is talking to her. This leads me to believe that she’s low key and getting along with everyone. She’s my sleeper to sneak to the end.
andrea . mike
#5 Andrea – Glad to see Andrea working hard around camp and keeping cool under pressure.  Her only way to win is to take out the Natalie-Ashley alliance and cozy-up with the boys. . #5 Mike – Yeah Mike, you got your racket handed to you in the last challenge. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The last thing you want as you’re headed into the merge is to be seen as the biggest physical threat.
mike . grant
#6 Mike – Mike’s head-to-head match up (and loss) against Grant showed who has the ability to win individual challenges after the merge.  Mike may need to rely on his charm over his physicality to go far. . #6 Grant – Did you hear what I told Mike, Grant? You are now the biggest physical threat in this game. I think you’re fine as Rob still needs your vote, but once it gets down to six or seven you’re a goner.
ralph . steve
#7 Ralph – Ralph got no love in the last immunity challenge.  My guess is that he’s not going to get any love after the merge either. . #7 Steve – I think there is a lot of bad gameplay going on over at Zapatera. Steve gets his woobie all in a bunch because Stephanie doesn’t think he’s good at challenges. Suck it up, champ. What do you care what the next person on the chopping block thinks?
steve . ralph
#8 Steve – If Steve gave Stephanie and Sarita a “1 out of 10” where does he stand?  It’s now or never for this guy and getting “stomped on” may be in his near future. . #8 Ralph – Speaking of bad Zapateran gameplay…Ralph’s big mouth is going to land him in trouble after the merge. Complaining during the challenge about not getting a shot. Complaining at Tribal about not getting to be the ball launcher. Silence is golden, dude. That goes for the rooster calls too.
julie . sarita
#9 Julie Julie has been so wishy-washy with the departure of Russell and Stephanie that it has defined her vulnerability within the tribe. . #9 Sarita – Sarita took some serious shots this week, but I think she’ll be fine. At the end of the day the team picked her over David. But just to be on the safe side, she shouldn’t jam any infected plantlife into her gums for the time being.
phillip . andrea
#10 Phillip – The red-headed stepchild has been on the chopping block for ages and targeting Boston Rob may finally send him packing. . #10 Andrea – You turned on Matt because he got a hug and a Bible from a player who’s leaving the game? That’s fine. But Boston Rob didn’t see that testimonial. I still say as long as Matt’s on Redemption Island you’re in trouble.
sarita . david
#11 Sarita – The Sarita-David clash isn’t working well for either of them.  Perhaps gouging her mouth with a stick was a blessing in disguise by limiting her ability to speak. . #11 David – I think the David debate has been settled once and for all. He’s at the bottom of the Brady Bunch alliance and was scrambling like crazy for footing last week. If Zapatera loses again he’ll be the smartest guy at the Ponderosa.
david . phillip
#12 David – How do you go from first to last in a Power Ranking?  You vote against your own alliance and try to push against the grain.  David was kept in the dark on the last vote when defending Stephanie and now he will find himself following in her footsteps. . #12 Phillip – The code of honor, the tattoos, the alliance nicknames, the wild stories…you are stealing Coach’s gimmick! If this means you’re willing to follow in Coach’s footsteps and be next season’s Power Rankings opponent after I smash Sash, I’m all for it. Unfortunately, your dead-on impersonation is going to earn you a trip to Redemption Island the next time Ometepe loses.
matt . matt
Redemption Island Winner – Matt’s on fire and will take out pint-sized Stephanie with ease now that he has extra spiritual power from above. . Redemption Island Winner – You think I’m betting against Matt after he’s won 40 challenges in a row? No way. The only way he’s losing is if it’s a limbo contest or a trash-talking debate.

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