‘Survivor: Redemption Island’ Power Rankings: Round 4

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 1 point and Gordon will receive 6 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 had Kristina in spot 15 while I had her in spot 14. Both of us thought Russell would prevail at Redemption Island, so no bonus points for either competitor. Sash still leads by a score of 38 to 34


Current Score: 38



Current Score: 34

david . bostonrob
#1 David – David is playing well.  As long as he keeps his arrogance in-check, he’ll win this game. . #1 Boston Rob – I told myself I’d never put Russell or Rob this high in the rankings, but Rob is untouchable right now. He’s got an immunity idol and Ometepe can’t afford to lose any challenge strength.
mike . mike
#2 Mike – Mike has been trained to be a loyal soldier and will follow David to the end. . #2 Mike – I doubt we’ll see much drama from the Zapatera Six until Russell’s ladies are sent to Redemption Island. So, Mike holds onto his spot until he does something stupid to cause me to drop him.
natalie . grant
#3 Natalie – Staying out of trouble and staying close to Rob will carry Natalie far. . #3 Grant – He’s like the Chewbacca to Rob’s Han Solo. He’s also super safe at Ometepe until they hit the merge, then it’s back to Kashyyyk. (Yes, I’m a nerd.)
ashley . sarita
#4 Ashley – One of the most physical women in this game looks to be in a good position at the moment, but Ashley will need a stronger ally than Natalie to make it to the end. . #4 Sarita – What would have happened if Sarita wasn’t at Redemption Island? Would Ralph have shown the idol? Would he have given up his social security number? Would he have sent all of his money to a deposed Nigerian prince?
grant . julie
#5 Grant – Grant is sticking close to Rob which will help him maneuver through the game and get within reach of the end. . #5 Julie – Not much from Julie this past week. Hopefully she can sleep now that the big, bad Russell Hantz isn’t in the game anymore.
ralph . david
#6 Ralph – Ralph still has the idol and we still need subtitles when he speaks.  Showing everyone the idol was a huge mistake and he will pay for it. . #6 David – Why David’s big drop this week? Because Russell spilled the beans about a knock down, drag out fight he had with Stephanie. I thought he was a cool-headed tactician. Maybe I was too quick to crown him with Stephen Fishbach’s wizard hat.
steve . steve
#7 Steve – Russell called out the Steve-Mike alliance after his Redemption loss which won’t help Steve at all when these tribes merge. . #7 Steve – I don’t have a very good reason for saying this, but Steve strikes me as someone who could be easily outsmarted. I could see Boston Rob or David getting the best of him very easily.
sarita . ralph
#8 Sarita – The first smart move she made in this game was telling Ralph not to show his idol.  It was a good start, but she’ll need a lot more than that to stick around. . #8 Ralph – Of the 40 stupid things Ralph did last week, was anything dumber than showing his idol to his alliance after Russell was gone? So what was the point of risking a split vote if you had the idol? What if Julie had flipped? Erik Reichenbach would have had competition for dumbest move ever.
julie . natalie
#9 Julie Julie should have thought through her double-cross of Russell before playing her hand during the last Tribal Council.  Stephanie and Krista now have dirt on her, which will ultimately send her packing. . #9 Natalie – Natalie’s in a great spot right now as Rob’s right-hand faux-Amber. If Team Rob gets to the merge and can overcome a probable numbers disadvantage, she could win this whole thing.
bostonrob . ashley
#10 Boston Rob – Rob was clever to leave camp and search feverishly for that idol.  Those 15 minutes of searching paid off, but has Rob’s 15 minutes of reality fame expired? . #10 Ashley – It may look like Ashley is super low on the list, but I still think she’s safe. She’s a goner if Ometepe keeps dropping challenges, but she’s safe for now.
andrea . andrea
#11 Andrea – So far so good.  Andrea has successfully kept a low profile and now just needs to survive to the merge for another chance in this game. . #11 Andrea – Ometepe needs to win immunity challenges. And, Boston Rob probably heard about Andrea telling Matt that she didn’t vote for him. So, if Phillip can manage to stay, Andrea will be going next.
krista . krista
#12 Krista – If Stephanie is the new Russell, Krista is her Natalie.  The problem for Krista is that only one Russell exists and his moves cannot be duplicated. . #12 Krista – What should be tops on Krista’s “To Do” list? Distancing herself from Stephanie. But, if the previews are to be believed, they’re gonna perform some Russell-esque camp-destroying performance art.
stephanie . phillip
#13 Stephanie – Stephanie is smart and she knows the only way to save herself is to cause some trouble around camp.  Could she be the second coming of Russell? . #13 Phillip – As if it’s not bad enough that you’re annoying the crap out of everyone, now you’re trying to pull a power play with the one guy who’s helping you stay in the game. Next time Ometepe loses immunity you’ll be hunting crabs on Redemption Island.
phillip . stephanie
#14 Phillip – Phillip’s only chance at life in this game is to go undercover, but I don’t think they taught him that skill at Langley. . #14 Stephanie – Russell is gone, he’s out of the game…and you still defend him. You’re not just going down with the ship, you’re having your mail forwarded to the bottom of the ocean.
matt . matt
Redemption Island Winner – Matt will continue his winning streak against Kristina in this duel.  Look for him to stay awhile. . Redemption Island Winner – No reason to vote against a guy on a hot streak.

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