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The Rules: Each week our two combatants 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 Woo is voted out this week, Ciera will receive 11 points and Gordon will receive 10 points. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the “Survivor: Cagayan” Power Rankings Challenge Champion.
Last Week’s Results: Gordon had Cliff in spot eight. Ciera had him in spot three. So, the current score is Team Ciera 27, Team Gordon 35.
| Ciera’s Score = 27
Any advice for Ciera? Drop her a line on Twitter: @cieraeastin
| Gordon’s Score = 35
Any advice for Gordon? Drop him a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes
|1. Latasha – This girl is proving to be not only brains, but she also showed that she was strong in that challenge. Tasha is in a great spot. She seems to be the leader in her alliance with Spencer and Kass which I would normally would say isn’t a good thing, but I think it’s turning out to be a great thing for her. Spencer feels closest to Tasha and Kass feels closest to Tasha.||1. Latasha – The random buffs have spoken and the geeks have truly inherited the Earth. What are the odds that all three of the them would end up on the same tribe? Actually, Latasha could probably calculate them for us. At any rate, the smarties are in the driver’s seat.|
| 2. Kassandra – Kass was one of the people I didn’t see going very far because I didn’t see her really committing or building relationships with anyone. But now that I see her bonding with Tasha and Spencer I think she’s got a real shot. No one seems to notice that she’s the oldest and she’s not necessarily an asset in the challenges.
|| 2. Jefra – Last week’s vote ensured that Jefra is probably going to go far in this game. Being the least threatening person in the dominant alliance is a pretty sweet spot to be in. However, if you want to actually win, you’re going to have to show us something.
| 3. Spencer – My favorite. He is showing some real strategy in my eyes by laying low and letting Tasha kind of seem like the leader of the Brains.
|| 3. Kass – “Andy crawled to freedom through 500 yards of (expletive deleted)-smelling foulness I can’t even imagine.” Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding – “The Shawshank Redemption”
OK, maybe Kass didn’t have it that bad, but it was rough. Can’t wait to see what she does with her freedom.
|4. Tony – Tony made a big move by deciding to go with Trish and get rid of Cliff. I hated that move but mainly because I really love Cliffy!! Tony still has that hidden immunity idol and still has the numbers!|| 4. Tony – I think I agree with Tony’s move last week. While it’s good to keep a big target like Uncle Cliffy around, it was pretty clear that Cops R Us were on the bottom of the five-person brawn alliance. Also, if Sarah wasn’t 100% with Tony before the swap, she definitely will be when she sees Cliff is out of the game.
|5. Sarah – Being the one out of the loop isn’t always a bad thing. I really believe Sarah did good this week by laying low and letting the beauties self-destruct. She is going to mean numbers to someone and being needed is a great thing!||5. LJ – I don’t know how you did it, but you managed to get out a major jam with your immunity idol intact. Well played, sir. Now if you can work the Lindsey/Trish feud properly, you can get to the merge with Jefra in your pocket (not literally) and a ton of options.|
| 6. LJ – Okay, so he’s growing on me a little. Flirting with Trish was great, and got you through another week.
|| 6. Spencer – I’d bet Spencer has been dying to play some real “Survivor.” And now that he isn’t in mega-scramble mode he can do just that. Should be fun to watch.
| 7. Jefra – There are ALWAYS cracks in alliances. The key is finding it, timing it, and exposing it. Jefra played it very well. LJ did a great job flirting with Trish and building that relationship, but Jefra was the one who put the move into motion. The conversation between Trish and Jefra showed some strategy from Jefra that I have been waiting to see from her! Also, I love people who don’t go down without a fight!
||7. Sarah – It usually isn’t good news when you’re put on a tribe without any of your allies, but I think you’re going to be OK. Follow the brains’ lead until you can get back to your brawny buddies.|
|8. Jeremiah – Being a beauty was rough this week. Luckily for him I think Morgan and Alexis are going to battle this one out and one of them is more likely to go home.||8. Jeremiah – Alexis and Morgan both seem to be rubbing our brainy friends the wrong way. Might be best to let those two take the bullets while you make yourself super useful around camp and in challenges.|
|9. Trish – Okay, it does seem like she got before she was gotten because I do believe that Lindsey, Cliff, and Woo definitely would have turned on her eventually. BUT she is playing way too hard, and causing fights at camp is never a good move. Turning on your alliance shows that you can’t be trusted.||9. Trish – I don’t know what happens after Tribal, but it looks like a mess. Arguing with your tribemates, J-Pro having to leave his cozy villa to tend to an upset Lindsey. Either way it’s bad news. You’re either setting yourself up to be the next surprise boot or the perfect goat to take to the end.|
|10. Alexis – My girl. Finding out about Morgan couldn’t have come at a better time for you, and finding out in front of everyone is even better. I would definitely play on that. She might have come off a little “gossipy” as Spencer said. However she showed that she came to play and took her fate into her own hands by approaching the Brains before anyone else.||10. Woo – Oh, Woo! You were finally put on beauty beach where you belong and then disaster strikes. Horrible. I don’t know what your move is from here, maybe try to turn the others on Trish?|
|11. Woo – Poor Woo. With Uncle Cliffy gone he is in a tight spot. He didn’t really cover his bases and he also hasn’t really shown he is here to win. I’m really excited to see if Woo starts to put up a fight now that his back is against a wall… I sure hope so.||11. Morgan – “Twerking?! On the beach? Thanks for bringing that to our attention. We’ll be sure to vote out Alexis immediately!” I kid, portraying Alexis as someone who has strong ties on the other tribe is probably your best move at this point.|
|12. Lindsey – I do really feel bad for Lindsey. I think squashing the beef between herself and Trish would be her smartest move considering you needed her vote.|| 12. Alexis – Is it possible the brains will make their decision based on if they’re anti-twerking? Doubtful. But, I feel like the brains have been through too much to base their vote based on something like a day-one lie. They’re going to base it on who’s closest to LJ.
|13. Morgan – Morgan got caught looking for the idol in the beginning, covered with a lie, then got caught in her lie… that sucks. Now you’re untrustworthy, a liar, and possibly have the hidden immunity idol. Big target on your back this week!|| 13. Lindsey – Alright, I don’t know why J-Pro is visiting you on the beach, but don’t quit, dude. Seriously. DO NOT QUIT. Let them vote you out like an adult.
Don’t miss “Survivor: Cagayan” this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes