For the 32nd season of Kaoh Rong we will be once again bringing you our weekly POWER RANKINGS as Noah is joined by Ozlets Colin, Ivan & Jarrod to rank the contestants each week based on performance and strategy and where they are perceived to be in the game! We continue our rankings for another week with our episode 12 rankings, which we are sure will cause speculation and debate as we get closer to next weeks episode!
HOW THE RANKINGS ARE CALCULATED
Each week Noah, Colin, Ivan & Jarrod will rank the remaining contestants based on their opinion of where they stand in the game, with the four totals being tallied to produce a total score. The lowest total score will be ranked at the top, with the second lowest in second, third lowest in third and so on and so forth.
Once again during Kaoh Rong we will be scoring who gets the closest each week with the POWER RANKINGS LEADERBOARD! The ranker who gets closest in predicting the previous weeks eliminated contestant will score a point. If they predict the exact finishing position then they will score 2 points. If there are two or more rankers on the same prediction/number, they will both get the said points amount. Here is the leaderboard after this weeks episode:
|1st||Ivan Ornelas||9 (+2)|
|2nd||Jarrod Loobeek||8 (+2)|
|3rd||Noah Groves||6 (+2)|
|=||Colin Hilding||6 (+2)|
1st – Aubry
OVERALL: 1st (-)
NOAH RANK: 1st
COLIN RANK: 1st
IVAN RANK: 1st
JARROD RANK: 2nd
NOAH: While it is definitely not Mike level sure fire that she will win, Aubry is the front runner at this point. She has controlled the game over the last few weeks and no one seems to be majorly targeting her. Everyone trusts her and they are running out of chances to take her out. Aubry has pissed off some people though, has proven to be cold when people try and talk strategy to her and her neurosis has been brought up by her own alliance member. If she does win, it probably won’t be a blow out.
COLIN: She is the go to person on strategy and alliances. I would be shocked if she didn’t at least make the final 3. Still not 100% convinced that she can win over a jury, but there are several who would fare
IVAN: I’ll start by saying that since the final 5 is usually the last time to play an idol, the gap between first and last in this edition of the rankings isn’t that big because I have no idea what Tai will do with his idol, and of course you can’t split the votes at final 5. Anyway, Aubry still seems like the main candidate to win. Cydney, Michele, and Tai are still in consideration and would be decent winners. But what we’ve seen from her so far leads me to believe she is the player to beat. Everyone left has a good relationship with her and don’t seem to be worried about her as much as they are about other players. Of course there’s still plenty of time for that to change.
JARROD: Aubry continues to play a strong game and has two main options moving forward. 1. go with Joe and Tai to the finals or 2. go with the two girls to the finals. Aubry’s position this coming week will depend on how betrayed Tai feels and whether she can reign him back in. Aubry’s played a game worthy of the win, the trick for her now is simply going to be getting to the end.
2nd – Cydney
OVERALL: 2nd (-)
NOAH RANK: 2nd
COLIN RANK: 2nd
IVAN RANK: 2nd
JARROD RANK: 1st
NOAH: Cydney is always there but she is rarely ever a prominent character. She is playing a solid game but is being overshadowed by Aubry and Tai and to an extent, Michele. This makes me question her chances of winning. I think it is possible but it is looking more and more unlikely each week. She could be a target next tribal but Michele is more on the outs at this point. Cydney’s best bet is to take out Aubry at final four.
COLIN: The fact that Tai singled her out as the one he would go to for strategy could work against her, but lucky for Cydney Tai is still the biggest threat by far. She has played a good enough game to win.
IVAN: She’s not a follower by any means, but she’s been Aubry’s shadow in a sense that she is doing her best playing the game how she can but she just cannot find a way to get past Aubry. Like I said last week, it could go either way between these two in a final 2 since they’ve each screwed some jurors over. You get a sense that Cydney’s got a winning move up her sleeve but we just haven’t seen it yet. After all, I was worried that Cydney was the third wheel of her Brawn alliance, but now she managed to vote both Scot and Jason out and she’s doing fine in her current alliance.
JARROD: Cydney’s move to keep the vote on Jason is one of those pivotal moves that I feel really helps a player in the game. By spilling the beans to Michele she gives her a prime reason to trust her and builds on the strength of that alliance. She bonded with Aubry during Joe’s temper tantrum and she seems to be firmly placed to move forward in the game. Cydney has options moving forward and I don’t foresee the other girls making a move to turn on her.
3rd – Tai
OVERALL: 3rd (+1)
NOAH RANK: 3rd
COLIN RANK: 3rd
IVAN RANK: 4th
JARROD RANK: 3rd
NOAH: Will Tai win? Probably not. He is guaranteed a spot in the final four though with his idol which puts him just one challenge win away from the finale. Tai has betrayed a lot of people on the jury but he is also very charming, so while a win looks slim, it is not impossible.
COLIN: There is still an idol to be played, and unless Tai is a fool he will play it next and coast into the final 4. The big concern is his speaking skill. It has been a long time since I have seen a Survivor as poor at speaking and defending themselves as Tai. He may go down in history as the player who put his foot in his mouth the most.
IVAN: His idol will keep him safe for one more round, but even though Tai may still have a shot at winning and he’s a fan favorite, he really hurt his chances this episode. So many Survivor sins committed by Tai, and some of these are repeat offenses. Giving away too much at Tribal Council. Announcing to Michelle he’s trying to get rid of her Gervase Peterson style. Trying too hard to force the group to change their plans, especially when Cydney left Tai’s alliance because of people being too forceful. Out of the 10 possible jurors if Tai makes it to the end, he has little to no chance of getting votes from Jason, Scot, Cydney, or Michele. When it takes 5 to win, that’s not good news.
JARROD: Every time Jeff throws to Tai at tribal I watch in fear of how he might ruin his own game. Tai has a whole lot of hate on the jury and he continues to alienate the players left in the game. At the final 5 with an idol in his pocket Tai should be guaranteed a spot in the final 4 no matter what happens during the rest of the episode and that’s the only thing really promoting him to the middle of my rankings this week.
4th – Michele
OVERALL: 4th (-1)
NOAH RANK: 4th
COLIN RANK: 5th
IVAN RANK: 3rd
JARROD RANK: 4th
NOAH: Michele’s edit has started to pick up in the past few weeks. Is this because she is the winner or is it a simple case of there being no big characters left in the game? She will have to overcome a lot to get to the end as Aubry and Joe are seemingly unbreakable and Cydney is also in with them. With Tai’s idol and the Aubry/Joe pairing it seems to be between Cydney and Michele for fifth place, assuming there is no medivac.
COLIN: She is starting to play the game and put herself out there, but she picked the worst time to do it. Aubry and Cydney are calling the shots and don’t seem interested in turning on each other. Tai is sitting pretty with an idol, and Joe is a dream of a goat to take to the end. Without immunity or a miracle Michele is the next to go.
IVAN: She’s hanging in there, but only just. There’s still a shot for her to pull off a solid move if she and Tai join forces, but there seems to be so many question marks going into these last few days of the game. Who his her number one ally? Who can she beat in the end? Who will want to take her to the end? How will the jury view her, especially her severed allies Nick and Julia? I hope she does well but she may hit a dead end soon.
JARROD: Michele dodged a bullet last episode largely due to Tai being overly aggressive with push to vote her out. She’s particularly tight with Cydney but the others have begun to acknowledge her as a social threat if she makes it to the end. She’s continually proved her loyalty to the majority alliance but it still feels like Michele’s somewhat on the outs. She’s a viable winner but hasn’t proven to be a real standout character.
5th – Joe
OVERALL: 5th (-)
NOAH RANK: 5th
COLIN RANK: 4th
IVAN RANK: 5th
JARROD RANK: 5th
NOAH: If he doesn’t get medivaced then he is a losing finalist at this point. Joe has been impressive for his age but is a major non-factor in the game.
COLIN: He has zero power, but who wouldn’t want to sit next to him at the end. I guess that itself is a form of power. Unless he were to be pulled for the game Joe is as safe as they come. Zero chance of winning, but very safe.
IVAN: Joe, along with Tai, Michele, Cydney, and Aubry being the final 5 is cool considering in preseason I predicted them making the final 8 (along with Julia and way off predictions in the forms of Darnell and Alecia). Other than that, not much I can say about Joe. He was a bit more involved in the action this episode but most of that action was misspelling immunity and going with the majority. His role right now is kind of like Rick or Dan I guess, he’s just about there and contributing at times. I do wonder why Jason wanted him gone but my guess was just a personal vendetta.
JARROD: When Joe received air time this past week I was certain that he’d be getting the boot somehow. Depending on how Tai reacts to the Brains voting out Jason, Joe and Aubry could be in trouble. We’ve received no indication that Joe could win the game and last episode he was highlighted as being bossy and ticking off Cydney and Aubry. Regardless of how long he sticks around he wont be winning the game.
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