Survivor: San Juan del Sur Power Rankings

Week 5

By Ben Willoughby

October 28, 2014

They weren't smiling like this when John Rocker was there.

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Following a tribe switch, we have power rankings that might be accurate - or at least as close as you can get with the slanted view of what the Survivor editors choose to show you based on who they think has an interesting story, or whoever they don't want to go to the trouble of blurring.

New Coyopa

Despite the tribe switch, Coyopa still managed to be the sucky tribe, with their immunity challenge strategy of saying “never give up” while digging sand as slowly as possible. Of course, that should be no surprise as half the tribe is former Hunahpu. What was a surprise to Probst is that the three couples on the tribe did a terrible job of communicating. Most couples in real life do a terrible job of communicating! That’s what couples do! Single strangers communicate better, because they have no other choice.

1. Missy

It seems like Missy was a huge part of Hunahpu’s rice problems. Sure, all those hungry college athletes are going to eat all the rice if it is there, but it’s not there unless someone cooks it, and that someone appears to have been Missy, the mother figure/enabler of the tribe.

Anyway, based on last week’s vote, Missy seems to have some sort of alliance happening with Keith. Missy’s plan to split the vote between Kelley and Dale wouldn’t have happened unless Keith’s vote was in the bag. So even though no one likes her, everyone makes fun of her and she doesn’t have a chance long-term, Missy is #1 this week.

2. Jaclyn

The Jaclyn-Jon couple were the swing vote at the last tribal, and while they are aligned with Missy-Baylor, there’s nothing that can touch them. I’ve put Jaclyn at #2 because she seems to have more going on upstairs than Jon.


3. Keith

Keith was the odd person out on a tribe that had three couples, and from what we saw – Keith fishing while the other six were having fun – he didn’t do a lot to change that. But he has managed to survive one vote, and now he’s potentially the swing vote in an alliance of five, which is a good place to be.

4. Jon

Jon is #2 in the tribe power couple,but that only gets him as far as #4 in the Coyopa power rankings. But that’s a lot higher than he thought he would be coming into this week.

5. Baylor

Baylor drips with insincerity about how cool Jon and Jaclyn’s PDAs are, but at least she admits how jealous she is in interview. She is still the “untrustworthy” one on the tribe, especially now that Dale has called her out for convincing all the other Coyopa women to vote for him and then flipping her vote. If someone doesn’t take Baylor to the end, it’s because they have found some other patsy.

6. Dale

In her brief time with us, Kelley gave some pretty astute observations – and one of them was that her father “doesn’t deal well with divas." Then it’s a good thing Dale came on Survivor! Since Dale could barely keep his yap shut when Kelley was around to coach him on the social graces, who knows what he is going to say now that she is gone?

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