Tonight, the tribe swap episode of “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” is coming on the air, and that puts every player left in the game in a precarious position. With that, we’re doing away with the idea of tribal rankings for the week, mostly because it seems rather pointless without knowing what the tribes are!
With that, we’ve got for you below some super-brief player rankings of everyone left using two main pieces of criteria in mind: How well they could fare in the immediate aftermath of a tribe swap, and what their odds are of winning based on what we’ve seen on the show so far.
16. Chris Hammons – The merge is coming, Bret and Sunday may be his only fully-loyal allies, and he’s an enormous physical threat. Why wouldn’t you get rid of him?
15. Jessica “Figgy” Figueroa – She wouldn’t be a threat if she didn’t have a showmance. However, she does, and she’s got a reputation for being cutthroat.
14. CeCe Taylor – Even though she’s survived several votes, she’s still not getting the edit of someone necessarily long for the long.
13. Taylor Lee Stocker – He’s also got the showmance target, and while he may seem easygoing, he is a physical threat.
12. David Wright – Now that he’s played an idol, he’s shown he’s strategically sound. Since he’s also not great in challenges, why keep him?
11. Bret LaBelle – We can see it happening if he and Chris are separated, and he’s on a swapped tribe with only one or two other Gen X members and the Millennials stick together.
10. Jessica Lewis – We still don’t get a great sense that either Bret or Chris are interested in trusting her again. Those are burnt bridges.
9. Hannah Shapiro – We have a hard time seeing any remaining person being voted out on Wednesday. Hannah’s here because we just can’t see her winning the game.
8. Sunday Burquest – The same goes for Sunday, who’s been relatively quiet four episodes in other than an odd confessional here or three.
7. Will Wahl – Will’s fate seems to be going out in around the same spot as other youngest person to ever play Julia Sokolowski.
6. Ken McNickle – He’s a provider, and with David he’s shown some relative strategic clout. Our big concern here is that he doesn’t possess the necessarily ability to keep your chill when people tell you something you don’t like.
5. Zeke Smith – We’d be much more worried about him if the configuration kept him with his original group.
4. Michaela Bradshaw – If nothing else, she’s building a tremendous resume for herself as a returning player based on entertainment alone. Also, she’s in a good spot.
3. Adam Klein – The great news is that he’s got an idol. The bad news? Zeke seems to be his only solid ally in the game.
2. Justin “Jay” Starrett – Surprise of the season so far. Jay’s at least proving to be decent strategically, he can win challenges, and he’s confessional gold. More of him, please!
1. Michelle Schubert – She hasn’t had much screen time the past two episodes, but we refuse to rank her lower than #1 after that move she pulled to get Mari out.
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