Welcome to Week 6 of our 2017 Australian Survivor Power Rankings!
Your three Power Rankers for this season are superfans – aka #SurvivorAU megafans, James ‘I’ll get on the show one day’ Rowland, the easily confused Jonathan Sloan, along with first-time watcher Josh Willett.
We’ll look at the contestants tribe by tribe, ranking in terms of who we think is the favourite to win at this point. All three of us are unspoiled so don’t stress about this ruining the outcome for you lovely souls.
This season, three of us will take a weekly look at each player left in the game, ranking them in order from most likely – least likely to win the game as of the end of the weeks’ action.
The scoring system is pretty simple; each ranker receives points correlating to the Survivor’s ranking the week they are voted out. For example, if the next person voted out was Anneliese, James would score 1 point, Jonathan would score 2 and Josh would score 2. At the end of the season, the highest scorer wins.
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Competition Standings (Up until the end of episode 13) – AK and Ben voted out this week.
1. James – 59 Points ( up 14)
2. Jonathan – 48 Points ( up 10)
3. Josh – 47 Points ( up 14)
|1||Anneliese Wilson||Henry Nicholson||Nicola ‘Ziggy’ Zagame|
|2||Tessa O’Halloran||Anneliese Wilson||Anneliese Wilson|
|3||Jarrad Seng||Nicola ‘Ziggy’ Zagame||Henry Nicholson|
|4||Locky Gilbert||Jarrad Seng||Jarrad Seng|
|5||Nicola ‘Ziggy’ Zagame||Locky Gilbert||Locky Gilbert|
|6||Henry Nicholson||Tessa O’Halloran||Tessa O’Halloran|
|7||Michelle Dougan||Michelle Dougan||Michelle Dougan|
- It’s very impressive that when Anneliese got switched back on to the tribe that she got “voted” out from she managed to avoid the target. She quickly reconnected with Locky and it seemed without AK around the Locky resistance crumbled. She is in a powerful position, in the majority with an idol, but not a target.
- Tessa adapted well with the power shift after AK and Peter got switched off their tribe. It could of quite easily been Locky’s new crew turning on Tessa, Jarrad and Ziggy. Tessa proved her social game by avoiding the target and I can’t see her being targeted anytime soon.
- Jarrad is in an interesting position right now. He desperately wanted to keep Ben around but didn’t hold enough sway in the tribe to make that happen. He is no longer calling the shots but there is still Michelle to go before him and I believe if he makes it to the merge then he will go under the radar while the alpha’s duke it out.
- Locky did very well in the swap as I predicted. He went from being deadset next to go to being the top dog in Samatau. His bond with Henry paid off with the help of the swap.
- Ziggy did really well in lying about the advantage and had most of her tribe mates believing her, and then she went and told Henry (who shoots from the hip) and LOCKY (the guy you were targeting three days ago!) she had an idol. Now she has a target on her back and I don’t see Jarrad and Tessa fighting too hard to keep her around come merge.
- Henry also wanted to keep Ben around but didn’t want to rock the boat too hard to make it happen. Michelle knows of his intelligence and will mount a challenge to vote him out. I don’t think it will happen but he will be in trouble come merge.
- Michelle fought superbly to vote out Ben. She rattled young Ben and made the right arguments to save herself. The problem is that she does have allies on Asaga and I don’t think Samatau will want her to reconnect with them.
- Huge rebound week for my boy Henry. This swap has worked beautifully for you, an you now have a strong alliance filled with challenge beasts, and three idols. I like what I’m seeing.
- I can definitely see Anneliese becoming Henry’s new Jacqui. This would be a dynamite duo, so I’m really hoping this is what happens. Imagine adding Sarah into this Anneliese/Henry/Locky/Ziggy alliance come the merge. That’s a god-tier group right there.
- Ziggy, I’ve loved your game in recent weeks, but telling Henry and Locky about your idol was dumb. If not for the super idol, she’d be a lot lower in these rankings after the last episode.
- I get really strong Kim Spradlin vibes from Jarrad. He’s not an exciting TV character or anything, but he’s just a normal bloke who knows what he’s doing. I think we’ll see a lot more of him without AK in the mix.
- Personally, I love watching Locky and I reckon he’d be a great bloke to get a beer with, but watching him try to play strategically is comedy gold. The fact that Michelle changed his mind in literally five minutes makes Locky an incredibly volatile ally to have.
- ………..Has Tessa been on the show in the last few weeks? She could have taken a vacation ever since Tarzan went and just rocked up for challenges and I genuinely wouldn’t have noticed.
- Michelle. That tribal was brutal. Fantastic, but brutal. As one of the students of Springfield Elementary once said, “stop, stop, he’s already dead.”
- Ziggy has been pretty clever in leveraging her super idol, even forming what I like to call an“idol alliance” with Anneliese, Henry and Locky, leaving 3 idols between the 4 of them. This puts all four of them in a great spot, but Ziggy is still firmly at the top.
- Anneliese must’ve been nervous to head back to Samatau, but was really smart in the way that she disclosed her idol to Ziggy, and it has turned out seriously well for her.
- Henry has everything going his way at the moment. He managed to position himself as a key member of Samatau’s new leadership group
- Jarrad is doing seriously well, and even though his majority alliance has fallen apart he seems ingrained enough within the tribe that he should be able to adapt pretty well to the change.
- Locky will be absolutely stoked that AK is out of the picture, and he should get through to the merger based on his physical performance and by sticking with the “idol alliance”
- Tessa is playing a good game but she’s going to need to work hard to stay in the majority as the leadership shifts again at Samatau.
- Michelle easily saw off Ben, mounting a strong case for her over him, but she is seriously struggling in challenges and I think she’s on the outer and could be the easy vote.
|1||Sarah Tilleke||Sarah Tilleke||Sarah Tilleke|
|2||Jericho Malabonga||Jericho Malabonga||Jericho Malabonga|
|3||Odette Blacklock||Odette Blacklock||Luke Toki|
|4||Luke Toki||Luke Toki||Odette Blacklock|
|5||Tara Pitt||Tara Pitt||Tara Pitt|
|6||Peter Conte||Peter Conte||Peter Conte|
- Sarah has been showing she has a knack for the strategic game. She is thinking ahead to find the numbers that will take her to the end. She knows Luke is a threat and will mount a challenge for him when the time is right.
- Jericho seems loved by his tribe and he shouldn’t be a huge target at the merge. His close bond with Luke could be trouble but I believe he is smart enough to recoup if he loses his cookie monster.
- Odette is floating along in the game and is not a threat to anyone, therefore she has one of the best chances to go far.
- Luke is not shy in his approach to calling the shots. Loved the way he strung AK along before voting him off, it shows he does have some finesse and thinks more than he lets off. He is most certainly a threat and will be a target very soon.
- Tara was just delighted when she voted out her nemesis AK. Fair play to her, she got out the biggest threat on Asaga and didn’t muck about. She is far too open though and really doesn’t have a poker face. She could be in trouble out of sheer annoyance but as I’m writing this I’m thinking she may be a good GOAT to take to the end. Real toss up this week on Tara.
- Peter got the raw end of the deal in the tribe swap and is making the best of a bad situation. Sarah is his lifeline and hopefully they can make a big move in the coming week however unlikely it may be.
- Sarah has really established her as a fierce player this season. What’s most impressive is that everyone seems to want to work with her, as we saw with AK instantly gravitating towards her.
- Jericho’s been relegated to a background character these last few weeks, which is a shame, but should mean that he’s nowhere near the top of anybody’s hit list.
- This last week has shown that Odette has been picked up as a number by Sarah, which is probably the best spot for her at the moment. There’s enough obvious targets in front of her that I can’t see anybody wasting a vote on her at the moment.
- Luke wants to go big game hunting, which is phenomenal television, but is also going to paint an enormous target on his back. For the sake of #teamgoodTV, I really hope he can keep going, because he’s such a blast to watch.
- Well done Tara. Through your strategic prowess (and a heap of lucky circumstances), you’ve rid yourself of your arch-rival, AK. Now I’d love to see you move on and play the game, but I don’t hold up much hope. I’m ready to bet Tara’s the only person we’re gonna hear talking about AK the rest of this season.
- Pete’s had a tough week and he’s clearly on the bottom. He either needs a swap, a merge or for Luke to get an itchy trigger finger again.
- Sarah must be rapt with her game at the moment. She has now has contacts in both tribes now that Anneliese is back to Samatau, which is huge for her come the merge as I don’t see her getting booted out before that.
- Jericho is doing really well as an understudy to Luke, but he has a good relationship with everyone in the tribe, which should serve him perfectly going forward.
- Luke’s renegade status is gaining him some attention within the tribe, and he could be the target for the next major move, but he has an element of control for the time being, so I think he should be okay.
- Odette was given a better edit this week, meaning we actually heard her speak, and she gave the impression that she is switched on to everything that’s happening, while still powering through the challenges – proving she’s an important part of the tribe for the time being.
- I’ve seen AFL players who’ve just won a grand final look less happy with themselves than Tara was after she got rid of AK. Having said that, I’m not certain how she fits in at Asaga with the current alliances, so it will be interesting to see what she manages to do this week.
- Peter must be spewing that he’s had to move across to Asaga, and if this mythical “Asaga strong” mentality actually exists, it’s definitely looking like he’ll be the next one to go.
What do you think? Are we close at all or way off? Who has the best chance to win our competition?
Thanks for reading!