Previously on Power Rankings…
After Randy’s domination in Round 2, it looked near impossible to catch him up, but last week saw a huge comeback from Martin. In Round 4, Martin finished in first place, receiving 17 points for ranking Lucy in 17th place, and gaining 10 bonus points for Adam finding an idol, giving him a total of 27 points. Julia finished in second place with 16 points, and Randy finished in third with 13 points. Martin now takes the overall lead with 62 points, Randy follows closely behind with 59 points, and Julia is last with 41 points.
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 three rankers will earn. For example, if Taylor is voted out in Episode 5, Julia will receive 14 points, Randy will receive 12 points, and Martin will receive 10 points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Power Rankings Champion.
If a ranker wants to take a more strategic approach to their rankings they can play for…
If the player ranked in 1st place finds an idol you gain 10 points.
If the player ranked in last place isn’t eliminated but receives a vote(s) against them you gain 5 points.
If the player ranked in 1st place wins individual immunity you gain 10 points (post-merge).
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This week’s tribe swap makes power rankings a total crap shoot. Maybe Chris after getting blindsided with the idol last week will try and find one for himself.
Masterful & mighty.
Heading into the randomness of a swap with an idol in his back pocket should make Adam as happy as a painted clam.
Chris and Bret are still not going anywhere.
Adaptable & adorable.
More like the Incredible Sulk, am I right?! Despite consistently getting blindsided, his strength will be needed on a new tribe, and that should keep him safe.
Michelle, you can win this thing! Just back off the accelerator a bit. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Confident & coordinated.
If you think you're at the top, Michaela has shown she can easily get rid of you. #NakedAndUnafraid
I hate when the editors blur the good parts!
Meek & mystical.
I think Jay has a good balance of laidbackness, awareness and challenge capabilities. He should be able to fit into the dynamics of any new tribe.
Zeke has yet to piss anyone off (except for me of course).
Joyful & judicious.
Ken was channeling Lost's John Locke last week, "Don't tell me what I can't do!" And much like Locke, Ken is thriving out on the island; he shouldn't be in danger yet no matter what the others do.
In the dictionary for “winner’s edit” is Adam’s picture.
Watchful & well-behaved.
She might need more than the power of silent prayer on a new tribe, but she's previously shown flashes of stellar social play that should help her connect with new tribemates.
I blame you for the Rob Cesternino RHAP fight.
Silent & safe.
All his time spent at Miami retirement home mixers should help him if ends up with a bunch of old Gen Xers.
Figgy, say goodbye to Taylor.
Keen & kind.
Serial texter and mom-of-millennials Sunday is about to get her chance to bond with the kids, and I think it's going to kickstart her game.
Swaps tend to hurt strong players and help weak players. Hannah’s stock rises a bit.
Boring & beefy.
Where there's a Will there's a significant lack of cameramen. He shouldn't be in too much danger unless he ends up in a really bad tribe.
Once Taylor is gone, I can focus my hate on you, Jay. Get ready!
Flirty & forceful.
It looks like Bromeo is about to be separated from his Juliet, but his scene at the summit tells me he'll end up with David and find a new snuggle buddy.
Enjoyed your kind email. However, I still hate your voice.
Dynamic & determined.
The (goat) hunter will eventually become the hunted but not just yet. I have a feeling Figgy will be sticking around a while.
Taylor will lose Figgy in the swap, and this will be the beginning of the end for Taylor.
Zany & zealous.
Heading into the randomness of a swap with an idol in his... oh, scratch that. His bold and admirable move last week could end up backfiring with the upcoming swap, but his edit suggests he'll stick around.
David playing the idol for you last week only buys you about 6 days if that.
Heedless & haphazard.
Is Bret expendable? He hasn't exactly stood out in challenges, and unless he ends up on a tribe with Chris, I doubt anyone would stick their neck out to protect him.
Ken’s edit last week went downhill. Got a feeling the swap will not be kind to the Ken doll.
Tactless & temporary.
If the next challenge is a game of Hide & Seek, then Hannah has this nailed. If not, I could see her standing out as an easy target on a cautious new tribe.
Fishbach is correct, and Eliza is wrong. Giving the idol to Jessica this early was stupid. FORGET YOU! GOODBYE! GO HOME!
Carefree & clueless.
Receiving five votes against you should open your eyes, infection or no infection. But if she keeps making bad judgments I don't think she'll last much longer. David will be grateful for that advantage though.
CeCe has been dodging bullets long enough.
Jaded & jeopardous.
The first swap episode is dangerous territory, and people tend to go for the easiest target. If her new tribe focuses on challenge strength, I don't think CeCe can hold on much longer.