Survivor Philippines Power Rankings and Bonus Poll

Just a few more weeks until the Finale when the newest Survivor winner will be revealed so I thought it was time for a Power Rankings. This will probably be the last one I do for the season since I don’t really see if changing much from week to week going forward but it has been a crazy season so anything can happen.

Power Rankings

8.    Pete

Could squeeze out an extra week if he can talk Abi into sharing her Idol. I don’t think there is any challenge that he wouldn’t be over shadowed by someone else who is left playing.

7.    Abi-Marie

Depending on how smart she is with the Idol she could become a swing vote if she makes past the next episode. She’s kind of over whelmed in the strategic play the game needs to really make it all the way to the end and have a shot at actually winning. She could make it farther if someone decides she is a good player to take to the end with them.

6.    Carter

He has performed well in challenges but I think he would lose to any other players above him.

5.    Mike Skupin

Could still rise in the standings depending on how other players decide to play but I don’t think there is any combination of players that would give him the win in the end.

4.    Lisa

Has made some bold moves outing Malcolm for having an Idol and pushing the Plan B to send Jeff home. She continues to be tied to Tandang which is hurting her game and I don’t think anyone currently on the Jury would vote for her in the end.

3.    Malcolm

He now has a target on him since everyone knows he has the idol and he has done well in challenges all season long. He could easily pull an “Ozzy” and ride challenges right to the end but he’s a better player than Ozzy since he has been able to also have a great Social game.

2.    Jonathan Penner 

He’s played a great game thus far and I think the only person in the end who would beat him is Denise. At some point I think believe will push to get rid of him again but he’s in a good postion right now.

1. Denise

She is here based on the assumption that Malcolm will not make it to the end. In my opinion Malcolm is the only one who could beat her in the final tribal council since he has played a great Social, Physical, and Strategic game this far. Denise has played great as well but I think Malcolm will win in the Social game. He would also not vote out of anger if Denise helped vote him out which helps Denise in the end.

As an added bonus I have included the below poll to see who everyone’s favorite Survivor player ever is. I think Malcolm will make his way onto my list of all time favorite players but my personal favorite is Boston Rob.

  • Geoff Young

    My favorite is Sandra, riding her brilliantly simple strategy “as long as it isn’t me” all the way to the end twice.

    I think being the most successful player of all time should earn her a spot on the list of choices, but I doubt she minds.

  • brady

    Thanks.  Love your power rankings since I’ve got Penner in the office pool!  My favorite survivor is Kim from last season – a little lackluster, but she was athletic and also played a great social game.  She was one of the few winners who made it to the end without making enemies along the way.

  • Eric Mitchell

     There were a lot of former players I was going to include but when I was making the poll it was getting to long so I limited it to 15 people and Sandra was removed. I do agree her strategy was one of the best and shows how you can’t discount that type of strategy. I will admit that my own personal bias left her off since I was never really a fan of hers even though I can admit she is a great player.

  • Eric Mitchell

     Personally I was bored with last season. I feel like Kim was the only one really playing the game and if she had been on a different season (like say this season) she would be outplayed.

  • raya

    I think your rankings are pretty spot on, but the only thing I outwardly disagree with is that Lisa wouldn’t get votes at the end.  I agree with you in the sense that Lisa won’t get votes in the end if she’s sitting next to people like Denise & Malcolm, but if she’s sitting next to someone that is actively disliked she might have a shot.  I don’t think the jury players respect Lisa’s game, but they don’t seem to actively dislike her as a person, which if there is enough bittercakes going around the jury is sometimes enough.

    For instance, Artis hates Skupin with a passion.  He doesn’t seem to hate Lisa.  There is no doubt in my mind he would vote for Lisa to have the money over Skupin.  Plus there is just the whole thing about folks not wanting returning players to win.  So I think sitting next to the right person Lisa has a chance. 

  • Montavilla

    I tried, but I can’t vote for just one person.  There are so many that I like.  Including Sandra, who really does deserve a spot on the list.  I think I really fell in love with her when Rupert was blindsided and she threw out all the fish in revenge.  

    There’s also Kathy (from Marquesas and All-Stars) who famously peed on some guy’s hand when he got stung by a sea urchin.  

    I love Ozzy, but there’s also Ian (from Palau), who was dubbed “Dolphin Boy” by my family because he was so amazingly good at water challenges.  

    I always get a kick out people like Sugar and Courtney who aren’t there to win, but just to make as much trouble as they can.  

    Maybe my favorite is Shi-An (Thailand and All-Stars).  I just remember being enraged by the way she was treated by her tribe and I couldn’t wait for her to turn on them.  Unfortunately, the “twist” that year did her in too early.

    If you need another idea for a poll, I’d suggest “power couples.”  The obvious example is Rob and Amber, but there have been some other great pairings.  Like Russell Hantz and Parvati Shallow.  J.T. and Stephen.  Tom and Ian.  

  • Montavilla

    I found last season boring as well.  This season is so much better!  I love how engaged everyone is.

  • Yeah, Me?

    I disagree with the power rankings, it should be based on who has the most power right now (Jonathan Penner) not who you think is going to win the game.  Also, you left alot of amazing players out of the poll…Bob who won Gabon, Brian Heidek from Thailand, Penner, Jeff Kent from this season, Lex

  • Claude Dee

    Power Ranking:

    8. Pete
    7. Carter (I think they’ll get rid of him before getting rid of Abi)
    6. Penner (Abi Maria will use her immunity idol)
    5. Abi Maria 
    4. It’s either Malcolm or Skupin. I’m pretty sure one of them will get blindsided or one will win immunity.
    3. Lisa
    2. Malcolm/Skupin
    1. Denise

  • raya

    I don’t think Jeff Kent will ever go down as a great Survivor player.