Survivor: Cagayan - Power Rankings!

Week 9

By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst

April 21, 2014

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5) Jeremiah - I'm still having a hard time deciding what to do with Jeremiah. He's just sort of floating through the game at this point. He's now on the right side of the numbers, for a minute, so he should be safe this week. But he's really done very little on either side of this game to give me a read on where to rank him. I still don't believe he's much of a threat to win the game. If he wants to have a chance, he's going to have to make a move. He has to have something to hang his hat on at a final Tribal. Somewhere he can point and say, "Yeah, I did that." Right now, he doesn't have that.

6) Kass - I actually thought about putting Kass up a little higher in the rankings. My reasoning here is that she's putting herself in a position to be a decent goat to take the final Tribal. And from there, a decent attorney could potentially talk her way into some votes. Then I remembered that no one really likes her out there and she's pretty much an island. I don't think anyone actually WANTS to work with her, but they will use her as a vote. Eventually, she's going to be the consensus throwaway vote at the bottom of whichever alliance wins out in the end. That being said, it certainly won't be this week and probably won't be next week.

7) Trish - Trish and Jefra are in a world of hurt right now. They lost their boy-toy and their alliance all in one Tribal. At this particular moment, they look to be the obvious next two boots. That being said, the obvious does not apply to Survivor: Cagayan. Also, Trish has proven herself to be quite adept at getting herself off the bottom of the heap. If she can avoid the vote this week, it wouldn't surprise me at all to see that she weaseled her way out of trouble again. I think a lot depends on how she handles the aftermath of the LJ vote, though. If she can keep her wits about her, she might have some room to play out of this.


8) Jefra - The new previews are showing that Jefra is NOT handling the aftermath of the LJ vote well, which puts the target straight on her forehead. Immunity notwithstanding, I'll be shocked to see Jefra make it out of this episode. The only other possible option I see is maybe a surprise blindside of Tony, but I think it might be early for that - especially since that would leave Spencer and Tasha without verifiable numbers. The best course of action is to dump Jefra at the eight and make a move on Tony next week at the seven. The fact that we've seen very little of Jefra all season also suggests to me that she's a mid-jury boot and will kind of fade away into the sunset of Ponderosa. I'm just curious to see if she'll get a warmer welcome than LJ did.

As always, I'd love to hear what you think of the rankings. Follow me and hit me up: @vannestjc on Twitter. Keep an eye out for the recap later this week. ‘Til then, take care.

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