While the battle between Champions and Contenders is playing out on the islands of Fiji, here on Inside Survivor, an even bigger showdown is taking place. That’s right, Aussie Power Rankings are back, and this time we’re upping the intensity, a Sarah Tilleke, Luke Toki, and Tess O’Halloran compete for the Inside Survivor Power Rankings crown!
The merge-episode blindside of Lydia in Round 5 gave a big boost to Sarah, who had the Olympic skier ranked last, bringing her just 1 point shy of Tess who remains in the top spot after having Heath ranked at the bottom. Luke, meanwhile, continues to trail behind and needs a big week to catch up.
We use the Gordon Holmes format of Power Rankings. Each week the three power rankers create separate rankings based on least likely to most likely to be eliminated. The ranking of the player who is voted out of the next episode will determine the number of points the rankers will earn. For example, if the person you ranked in 1st place is eliminated in the next episode, you will recieve 1 point. If the person you ranked in 20th place is eliminated, you will receive 20 points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the Australian Survivor Power Rankings Champion.
As Australian Survivor airs multiple episodes per week, the rankings will count for each episode aired that particular week. Placements are adjusted after each elimination to reflect the amount of players remaining and points are then recalculated.
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I have to say I have never seen a model manage to be so invisible. I mean, to be fair, even at day 30-something the girl still looks bloody stunning... but she is strategically invisible. This, as I’ve said before, is a great go-to for distance in the game because why would someone come for a non-threat nestled in some solid numbers?
Reminds me of Tess from our season… S**thouse hahahahah! She is an absolute threat. Good in challenges, knows where to move, and really, all in all, I see her winning.
Welcome to the top, Shanebo! With the toppling of Lydia, it’s open game time on the big cats in Fiji, dropping some of my favourites down the rankings (if up in general fandom esteem). Shane is probably as safe as can be hoped for right now. She’s someone that the boys or Shonella might try to turn, she’s firmed up her allegiance with Mat as well as the other bench-warmers (Brian and Monika) in co-plotting the Lydia spill, and she’s just stepped down from an immunity challenge within 20 seconds. I don’t know if it’s a winning top spot, but in terms of safety for the week, Shane is in good shape.
Shonee’s new-found voting advantage, plus her microscopic threat status (as misguided as that may be) nullifies the minority disadvantage she has as a Contender. I have faith Shonee is the slow burn player of the season.
I liked her from the very start and she has sat on top for pretty much my whole rankings. One of my faves from the season and hope she pulls through for the Contenders. Would hate to see them all wiped out.
Still flawless, still... in the numbers! Monika might have a bit more of Sarah in her than just the waist-tied flannie. This is the part of the game when her pageant skills can really shine, even more than her silky locks. She needs to keep her ear to the ground and play the louder players against each other so that she can whittle away at them if she wants to come out on top of a bench-warmers UTR final.
I’m calling it. Sharn is driving the ship this week and everyone from her widespread plethora of alliances have a ticket to jump on board (and they of course will). It’s this week where we will see the only important biceps in this game be flexed... strategic biceps, and Sharn is my heavyweight champion. Why would anyone want to vote out Sharn at this point? The Contenders need her, the muscles alliance need her, the Champ originals need her... she is literally THE only player that can pull power from all sides.
If Shane goes on to win this whole game she's a Mutha F$%king OG hahahhaha! She made Mat turn on Lydia faster than Zach running from a feminism convention.
As the least threatening of the old Champs boys, Sam is pretty well cushioned from attack this round, even in the event that Shane turns the bench crew against Mat and Steve. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to be using his old relationship with Monika to this point, but I’ll watch this space.
By the sam-*ahem*-same token, why would anyone want to vote off Sam at this point? I think most of his power this week comes from being linked in with Sharn, the added advantage being that they don’t register as a power couple. Sam has kept his head relatively low, he’s not overly annoying or strategically forceful in any way. At the moment there are bigger fish to fry in terms of people building more impressive final-tribal dissertations-*ahem*-resumes.
As the Champions eat themselves, I see Shonee sliming her way through the game. Managed to get in with the numbers on the first merge boot so she has an in.
On the theory as above, I should have Mat lower. Just on paper, Sharn has been slighted by her old mates and is in with Benobbie. Shonella are, as Tara once told me, “pretty desperate, no offence” and could be numbers for a move - and who would be the best target? Everybody loves a good “head of the snake” line and Mat is most definitely the head of said snake. Yet, I just can’t drop him lower. Everybody comes to Mat with their plans and he twiddles his fingers and they fall into line with what’s best for Mat. The boy is a wizard in this game, and I’ve got the faith he’ll make it through. PS - where’s Mo’s idol at??
Benji needs to just let the Champions eat away at themselves this week. The cracks are already there and that’s the way in for him and his right-hand man. What I would actually love to see is the Contenders realise their power together!! (Benji’s idol and Shonee’s advantage) At this point in the game, the opportunity for Contenders to come up from a 4 vs 8 situation is staring these guys right in the face... take it!
I think I have to reevaluate when I said I think Monika may win. I’m thinking like maybe she will make top 3. There is no way she wins. She’s invisible. Unless they start to show her strategize or try to take control, or I don’t know, just be visible really, hahahah. You will sit high but not win.
Losing Lydia put Sharn in a more vulnerable spot, but she did the right thing in going with the majority here. Playing possum on that move should give her the freedom and the insider knowledge to make a move next round if she wants to. I’m hoping she can bring the Tendies together under her leadership - Fen has shown a willingness to work with her, and the boys are already on board. However, bringing those two pairs onto the same page (not Paige) might be a big ask even for Sharn. Also, for the record, I jumped and squealed and did a little jig when Sharn won immunity. What a boss.
Meatshield stays meatshield, sorry Rob.
Hasn’t been the most exciting player, though sitting well I would say.
I thoroughly enjoyed Brian’s contribution to the bench warmer alliance, but I struggle to see who he sits comfortably with. As a big guy at this stage of the game, he’s going to need some friends to keep him out of the consensus vote spot.
Shane reminds me of the grandma from Madagascar that turns out to be a total boss. I love how she toddles through the game unsuspectingly but then, almost on a whim, exacts her savagery on an unsuspecting Lydia Lion. I certainly know one thing this week... I won’t f**k with Shane Gould.
S**t son, you got left out of the last vote. Might have to play that idol soon. But if anyone can pull a squirrel out of his ass it’s this bloke!
Shonella were in on the Lydia vote and are likely now jumping up and down and waving their arms around like “need an ally? See, we can go with the plan! Pick me! Pick me!” Shonee has charm and confidence and with her only loyalty being to Fenella, she has room to move - she just needs to use it.
Although her name has been thrown around as long as I can remember, the girl has staying power.... much like that fringe that doesn’t seem to spend a moment out of place. After last week’s events, I feel the focus has shifted from picking off Contenders, keeping my girl Fen’s head further away from the chopping block.
I thought we were going to have another Survivor baby on our hands when I saw Shane and Brian in the bed. Which is why I have him at the bottom of the list. Cos we all know what happened to Sam and Mark when they started cuddling, hahahaha!
Fen is short on friends and looks like more of a threat than her IBFF (island BFF) after hanging onto that pole for about 4 days and 32 seconds. She could find herself a consensus vote after the drama of the Lydia vote, but she does have immunity potential, and there are enough pot stirrers around to give her something to work with.
Brian is looking like a pretty lonely number at this point, his saving grace is that he can still work the keep-Champions-together angle. Interested to see where he goes with his gameplay this week actually.
Watch this space hahhahaha!
I’ve got my eyes on the idol... Benji has just taken a hard hit in losing Lydia (not so much for the loss of Lydia as the loss of control) and has to be feeling vulnerable. Now’s the moment to avenge the Wilson post-merge idol legacy. I feel a lot of eyes turning on Benji though, and I’m worried about what might happen in round 2 if he pulls off a big move on Monday.
The game can get to you when you’re out there for so long, sometimes you can find yourself jumping the gun too early and ending up in the line of fire. Mat may have stepped in it this week with his Lydia takedown approach. He went against his core alliance and highlighted himself as the next big dog to be targeted... but hey, I believe this guy might have a 20-day old idol in his bag....??!!????????
He's so confident that he has full control of this game and people's thoughts. I feel like he will be too confident to play his idol early too. Maybe forgot when voting out Lydia that you too, sir, are a powerhouse.
Losing an ally can bring people together, but when the ally taken out was holding things together, it can leave some lost island rats skittering about, looking for new shelter snuggle buddies, or in Robbie’s case, new biceps to shine. Robbie is still fixed to Benji, but I feel like he may be more drawn to Mat and Steve than Sharn and the bench warmers. This desire to be one of the big boys could stop Robbie making the smart move and may see him taken out over his friend with the idol.
Idol ricochet effect..... I’ve said it the last 3 weeks in the belief that a Mat attack is coming. For the sake of consistency... or stubbornness, I'ma stand by it this week.
"Who voted with us?" "Lydia, bro.” Hahahah!
Steve’s main narrative, other than deadpan no-Blinky staring, has been as Mat’s right-hand man, and that is starting to look like risky business. Especially if Mat’s idol is in play. He’s a challenge threat who has been shown not to bond well with Lydia’s mediocre people, and I’m predicting the rise of the Bench Warmers this round.