Survivor: Cagayan - Power Rankings
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
March 17, 2014
It is Survivor Power Rankings time again. Hello, good people, and thanks for returning for Week Two of the Survivor: Cagayan Power Rankings. I had a good week last week by picking J'Tia as the boot. Of course, that might have been the easiest boot pick since ever. Now, it will be much tougher to determine elimination order, mostly because the most obvious boot is gone, but also because of these three words: "Drop your buffs." A tribe mix-up is in the cards for this week, so who knows what could happen? We don't know who ends up on what tribe and who gets screwed by the new selections. Since there is so much up in the air, I'm doing my Rankings based on what we know rather than what we don't. So if there is a week where my rankings will be completely off, this will be the week. With that in mind, I want to remind you all... no wagering!
Once again, we'll start with who is at the top of the list and work our way down to who should be booted this week:
1) LJ (Beauty) - We have a shakeup at the top of the heap this week as LJ moves up a spot and becomes this week's player to beat. Even though the Brawn tribe hasn't gone to Tribal yet, there is a lot of discourse within the tribe. Over at beauty, Morgan is the obvious person out and the rest of the tribe is more concerned over where eggs come from than stabbing each other in the back. The Beautiful Four alliance of LJ, Jeremiah, Alexis and Jefra has the look of an alliance that could run the table...even with Morgan trying to toss a net of suspicion over Jeremiah. At the top of this alliance is LJ, so he earns the coveted #1 spot on this week's rankings.
2) Woo (Brawn) - Hang Dai, Woo. Hang Dai. That's right, Woo has supplanted Sarah as my top rated Brawn member. He was brought into the fold on the whole "throw the challenge" idea by Sarah, which means he's trusted by Sarah and Tony. He's BFFs with Cliff and Lindsay, so he's good there. And Trish is kind of on the outside looking in. That puts Woo in the cat bird's seat of the Brawn tribe. I would think when the tribes split, Woo will either be a highly coveted recruit for another alliance, or he's likely to go under the radar as Tony, Sarah and Uncle Cliff seem to have bigger targets on their back. I feel quite confident he's safe this week and by the time this episode is done, he could be a major member in a power alliance. Hang dai, indeed!
3) Jefra (Beauty) - This is going to seem like a weird placement for Jefra, but she really has the look and feel of someone who will be carried to the end because she's a vote and she has done nothing to separate herself from the pack. She can easily be LJ's right hand. Again, the switch could change some things, but I'm pretty high on the Beautiful Four alliance and I think Jefra has the makings of a nice safe ally to the end for LJ.
4) Cliff (Brawn) - I know some folks want Cliff out. They tried to throw a challenge to do it, but their chance is gone and Cliff is too likable to find himself on the chopping block anytime soon. If the LJ-led alliance falters or gets split up, I could see the Woo-Cliff alliance swooping in and taking over the top spot next week. So much depends on the tribe shake up this week, but I feel very confident that Cliff ain't going anywhere this week.