Opinions,  Rankings,  Written by: Tyler Louder (@DailyJorter)

War of the Worlds: Week 5 Power Rankings

Another week and another former champion goes home. The challengers got their first endurance challenge, we saw a team explode during the daily and a couple players burn out while running. The king of eliminations returned to break his own record and we got some good drama. These rankings will reflect on the last episode, based on performance, drama caused, alliance movement, and of course opinion. These rankings will also be a collection of three different sets of power rankings from the staff and averaged out to give the most unbiased rankings on the web.

11. Da’Vonne & Bear

Highest Rank – 9  Lowest Rank – 11       Last Week – 10 (-1)

Okay, here we are – at the bottom of the totem pole due to a combination of poor performance and internal dysfunction (unless this was planned, which could be due to ‘strong mental game-play). Bear looked like a work horse and was in full on support mode for his partner. Then out of nowhere Da’Vonne refuses to run and Bear unlocks the chains and quits. This pair after this had 8/14 done as Da’Vonne was grabbing the 9th tire. Back in the house Kyle is shown to give Bear a little push, which makes him run upstairs and disrupt the houses poker game. In the Tribunal case plea, Bear grabbed a shovel and kept digging a hole and making new enemies along the way. Somehow, someway, this pair survived the vote and got to live to see another day. **Side note, despite this team receiving plenty of screen time, a poor performance in the daily, plus the divide between the pair has sent them to the bottom of the list.

10. Josh & Amanda

Highest Rank – 10       Lowest Rank – 10       Last Week – 12 (+2)

A very quiet episode for this pair. We got small glances of them in the background of the challenge and during arguments. From which tire was in their hands before the daily was over, this pair had 12/14 tires which is a decent finish. This pair also wasn’t on anybody’s radars, including Zach (somehow???) when it came to the elimination.

9. Leroy & Shaleen

Highest Rank – 9        Lowest Rank – 11       Last Week – 11 (+2)

Yet another week where the viewers get to see this pair in the background again. From a performance part, as Cara/Theo finished, we see Shaleen right next to their stack of tires and on the ground was the 12th tire. So, while this pair has been under-performing, they did well here. It appears that this pair will get more screen time next week as the Leroy/Kam/Theo love triangle picks up.

8. Jenna & Gus

Highest Rank – 8  Lowest Rank – 8         Last Week – 9 (+1)

This week showed two different things for this pair. On the good part, Jenna/Gus showed they can keep up with the top tier teams in the daily challenge by finishing in 4th place. Outside of this, the remainder of the episode saw this pair lose an ally in Zach/Zahida as they lost in the elimination. Although, this pair performed well, they will find themselves against the numbers.

7. Hunter & Georgia

Highest Rank – 7        Lowest Rank – 7         Last Week – 4 (-3)

Okay so one thing is for sure, Hunter still hasn’t worked on his conditioning, and Georgia was carrying their team in the running aspect. Hunter was gassed out and was getting upset at the talk of him not trying. The last known tire was the 9th tire by this pair, so a poor finish competitively. Nobody in the Tribunal even thought of this pair, so that’s a plus. Wes made a good point toward his young grasshopper; your partner is always right

6. Kam & Ashley

Highest Rank – 4        Lowest Rank – 6         Last Week – 7 (+1)

Image result for Ashley Cain the challenge

This pair came into the daily challenge on a mission to not be invisible back to back episodes. Outside of small appearances and Kam comforting Da’Vonne, nothing happened. We do see at the very end Ashley giving Wes a congratulations after the elimination and talking about how Wes can now craft his master plan. It is seen that this pair has 13/14 tires completed and finished in 5th place as they were on their way back to finish. Next week, Kam seems to be taking center stage.

5. Kyle & Mattie

Highest Rank – 5        Lowest Rank – 5         Last Week – 3 (-2)

This was the only pair we didn’t get to see perform, but they were safe, so it makes sense. Mattie said that she was going to scout the teams performing since she was safe. Kyle was trying his best to save Zach by pushing Bear to make a scene in front of the whole house. Unfortunately, the plan didn’t work as Zach/Zahida were sent home and this pair lost an alliance member.

4. Wes & Dee

  1. Highest Rank – 3  Lowest Rank – 6         Last Week – 8 (+4)

14 elimination wins (+5 CvP/CvS wins) for Wes as he continues to improve his own record. No other male cast member is in the double digits and Wes continues to show why he’s a threat in the game. On top of that, Dee showed up and performed well in the elimination as well as the daily. During the daily they had 11/14 tires last shown. Now that this pair holds the relic and immunity on top of that, all hell might break loose next week

3. Cara & Theo

Highest Rank – 3        Lowest Rank – 4         Last Week – 5 (+2)

This pair was all over the episode, well Cara was. From a daily challenge point of view, they dominated and found themselves in the Tribunal yet again finishing 3rd. Cara was shown spying on Kyle/Zach’s room again and heard things she didn’t want to hear. A line was drawn and the friendship between her and Zach was over. Cara couldn’t target Kyle so going after his best friend in the house was the easiest thing to do. Cara/Theo are a very strong pair with an even stronger alliance, but if they make too much noise, they might be the house target going forward.

2. Nany & Turbo

Highest Rank – 2        Lowest Rank – 2         Last Week – 2 (0)

This pair shows up week in and week out and it’s so fun to watch. Turbo is gold on camera and is the ultimate competitor. Nany is finally showing what a good performing/low-key partner can do for her game. Nany holds her own both in competition as well as in the political game. Turbo has so many good quotes, but the best had to be “what does it mean, keep a steady pace?” as he’s a competitor who just pushes through anything. Nany is looking like somebody you don’t want to cross in this game.

1. Paulie & Ninja

Highest Rank – 1  Lowest Rank – 1         Last Week – 1 (0)

It appears that nothing can stop this pair from day to day challenges. Maybe trivia will be their slip up, but if that doesn’t slow this pair down, its onto the finals. Paulie/Ninja also got ride of their rivals alliance member in Zach. Ninja was almost torn and nearly sent in Bear/Da’vonne as she is not happy with the way he walks and acts around the challenge. Until further notice, this pair will ride a smooth wave to the finals.

The Results

12. Zach & Zahida

Finished in 12th Place

Zach’s mental nightmare is now over and Zahida kept her word to the UK alliance. However, this pairs time has come to an end. This team in the daily performed well and appeared to have 12/14 tires done. Zahida appeared to be exhausted and Zach (unlike previous seasons) was very supportive and didn’t lash out on Zahida. In the house, Zach is shown to be talking about Cara (as she was again hiding around the corner to listen in) and doesn’t like how he believes Cara has changed. Fast forward and this team got nominated by the Tribunal (for the second time) but this time was put into elimination. The pair go back and fourth on who to pick and end up settling in on Wes and Dee to not disrupt any alliance they had in the house. Although, this pair performed well in the elimination, the biggest factor was Dee being able to out speed Zahida by a great distance. In the matter of a few minutes this pair’s game was over. For a pair that looked to have an early exit, making it to 12th isn’t half bad.

13. CT & Julia

Finished 13th place

14. JP & Natalie

Finished 14th place

15. Morgan & Bananas

Finished in 15th Place.

16. Chase & Ashley

Finished in 16th Place.

17. Liz & Alan

Finished in 17th Place.

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