‘Survivor: One World’ Power Rankings – Desperation Edition

'Survivor' Hall of Fame Mug

'Survivor' Hall of Fame Mug

In honor of “Survivor: One World’s” men vs. women theme, it has been decided that XFINITY TV’s “Survivor” guy Gordon Holmes should lead a team of “Survivor: South Pacific” guys against a team of “Survivor: South Pacific” gals.

URGENT UPDATE: The female Power Rankings squad has soundly defeated their male counterparts in every outing except for one (which was a tie). So, in an attempt to find competition that the men could conceivably defeat, this week’s women’s picks will be made by pulling slips of paper out of a Limited Edition 2010 “Survivor” Hall of Fame coffee mug.

We’re sorry it had to come to this.

The Rules: Each week a representative from each team 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 Troyzan is voted out this week, the mug’s team will receive 10 points and Gordon’s will receive 9 points. At the end of the season, the team with the most points will be named the “Survivor: One World” Power Rankings Challenge Champions.

Last Week: Another week, another beating for the male team. Power Rankings legend Andrea Boehlke had Mike in spot nine, while John Cochran had him in spot seven. The current score is now Team Salani 65, Team Manono 42.

Wanna Play? Tag Gordon (@gordonholmes) in your own Twitter Power Rankings. If you do better than the male team you’ll get a special shout out in next week’s Power Rankings.

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Current Score: 65

Got any advice for the mug? Too bad, it doesn’t have a Twitter account.


Current Score: 42

Got any advice for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter.


1. Kim is killing it this season. However, there are still some blindsides between her and the final three. The challenge for any dominant player is to figure out how to trim the numbers without costing yourself jury votes.
2. Right now I have Kim, Chelsea, and Sabrina penciled in as the final three. Kim may get points off for being the mastermind, Chelsea has an obvious feud with Tarzan, but Sabrina?  I don’t think she’s on anyone’s bad side.
3. Kim might be tempted to cut a female loose to make Jay and Troyzan happy. If that happens, don’t worry Alicia, it’ll be Christina. That being said, are you planning an end game?
4. Chelsea, you’re my girl, but you made a big slip-up last week. Jay is much quicker than he’s being given credit for and he picked up on your “necessarily” immediately. I don’t think it’ll cost you in the end, but you’ve gotta be smarter than that.
5. I love my plastic surgeon (my calf implants are amazing), but that isn’t why I love Tarzan. I love Tarzan because he’s burning shelters, crafting combs, and making things interesting on an otherwise slow season.
6. This week’s preview makes it look like the guys are going to try to pull Kat over to their side. I don’t see that happening. Throughout this game she’s struck me as more of a follower.
7. If Kim is going to try to keep Troyzan and Jay on her side for a little longer, her pitch might be to get rid of the threats. That whittles the other side down to Leif, Kat, Alicia, and Christina. Leif’s proven he can get things done after Probst yells, “Go.” That could put his head back on the chopping block.
8. Kim has about three ways she can lead this show going forward; appease the guys by losing a girl, appease her post-swap alliance by losing an opposing tribe member, or appease the girls by losing a guy. One, maybe two of those three will not work out well for Christina.
9. The only thing that could possibly stop Kim from steamrolling her way to the end is Troyzan’s idol. I hope he’ll use it smartly, but with how quickly he fell for her anti-Michael story last week, I don’t have much hope.
10. I think Jay is destined to be remembered as a wildly underrated player. He picked up on Chelsea hesitance immediately. Unfortunately for him, it might be too late to get back into this thing.
The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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