Survivor Game Changers Predictions Final Results

Wrapping things up by looking at the final tally in our traditional predictions game.


Andy John Emma
Mark Matt
Readers
20th or
19th Place

Aubry Ciera Ciera Ciera Ciera Ciera
18th Place JT Debbie Cirie JT Cirie JT
17th Place JT Sandra Sandra  Sandra Varner JT
16th Place JT Sandra JT JT JT JT
15th Place Debbie Debbie Sarah  Aubry Ozzy  Debbie
14th Place Varner   Tai
Varner Ozzy   
13th Place Michaela Cirie Cirie Ozzy    Michaela  Ozzy
12th Place Ozzy  Ozzy   Michaela  Hali    Cirie  Ozzy
11th Place Andrea
Cirie Andrea Zeke   Andrea Zeke
10th Place Andrea
Andrea Andrea Sierra
Andrea Andrea
9th Place Andrea
Andrea Andrea Sierra
Andrea Andrea
8th Place Andrea
Andrea Michaela
Andrea
Andrea Andrea
7th Place Aubry
Aubry
Aubry
Michaela
Aubry
Andrea
6th Place Aubry
Aubry
Aubry
Aubry
Aubry
Aubry
5th Place Cirie
Cirie
Cirie
Cirie
Cirie
Aubry
4th Place Brad
Tai
Tai
Tai
Sarah
Tai
3rd Place Troy
Troy
Troy
Troy
Troy
Troy
2nd Place Tai
Brad
Brad
Brad
Tai
Brad
Winner Sarah
Sarah
Sarah
Sarah
Brad
Sarah
Score
Preseason
Winner Pick
Malcolm Tony
Malcolm
Andrea
Andrea Malcolm

We have a tie! Thanks to the reader’s ability to pick the same person in sixth and fifth place, you all were able to close the gap with Mark by getting Aubry right. But ties are stupid, so now that we know what the final tiebreaker is, it’s time to ask our third place finisher, John who thinks should win.

His decision was based on two factors: one, the readers had an unfair advantage twice this season (doubling up both the Aubry and Andrea picks) and two, Mark’s preseason pick (Andrea) did better than the reader’s (Malcolm). So Mark is our winner! And before you cry favouritism: we never really want Mark to win anything. This season, he won everything. Booooooo.

There you have it. Another season in the books in our very serious, very scientific weekly predictions. Maybe next season, I’ll even fix this table. No promises.

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Co-host of the Purple Rock Survivor Podcast and the Canadian of the group, Andy has been watching Survivor continuously since the very beginning and likes to treat that as some kind of virtue to lord over others.

Favourite seasons: Heroes vs Villains, Cook Islands, Palau, The Amazon, Cagayan
Favourite players: Boston Rob, Kim Spradlin, Tony Vlachos, Cirie Fields, Yul Kwon, Rob Cesternino
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  • Mike Hirsch

    I can’t argue with this since my own predictions were pretty terrible. I think I got Cirie and Aubry right, and that’s about it.

  • Super duper fan

    So here are my predictions this season:

    20/19. Ciera (CORRECT)
    18. Malcolm (WRONG)
    17. JT/Tai (WRONG)
    16. JT (CORRECT)
    15. Brad (WRONG)
    14. Varner (X)
    13. Troy (WRONG)
    12. ATFFGCFPFACSSTHSTD (WRONG)
    11. ATFFGCFPFACSSTHSTD (WRONG)
    10. ATFFGCFPFACSSTHSTD (WRONG)
    9. Andrea (WRONG)
    8. Andrea (CORRECT)
    7. Troy (WRONG)
    6. Aubry (WRONG)
    5. Troy (WRONG)
    4. Brad (WRONG)
    3. Tai (WRONG)
    2. Sarah (WRONG)
    1. Cirie (WRONG)

    Pre-season winner pick: Hali (WRONG)
    Mid-season winner pick: Sarah (CORRECT)

    So, yeah, they were PRETTY bad, with only 3 correct ones, plus picking Sarah to win mid-season, which to fair wasn’t in a poll this time, but since I put it in there since the beginning, I decided to pick on my own. I’ll try harder next season, but fo now, it’s fine.

  • DrVanNostrand

    I thought it would’ve been hilarious if, after listing two very solid reasons for giving Mark the win, John still gave it to the readers. Missed opportunity.

    • purplerockandy

      Goddammit. You’re totally right.

      • I’m disappointed in myself.

  • Yoshi Kirby And Toad

    Need a new season to watch, just finished SJDS. Haven’t seen 1-6, 8-12, 14, 19. Suggestions?

    • purplerockandy

      One

    • DrVanNostrand

      I would say 1 and 2. If you picked up Survivor late in the running, they’re like prequels, but are very important in the overall understanding of the game. They can feel quite dated, but are very much worth the watch.

    • corndogshuffle

      I would make my next six seasons 1-6. The growth of the show in that time frame is really incredible to watch.

      As for season 1 itself, I watched it as one of my final five seasons because I was worried it would be a slog to finish. It ended up being one of my favorites because it’s just so…. weird. In a good way.

    • indescribable hat

      My personal favorite of those is probably 12, if you’re looking for a more modern season with some wacky characters.

    • Assistant Dragon Slayer

      12 for the Cirie origin story.

  • Ms. Sweaterfan

    Man, a solid chunk of the board is filled with just Andrea toward the middle of the season. Poor Andrea 🙁

    Also, our pre-season winner picks were uniformly awful (and I say that as someone who was all in on Malcolm)

    • indescribable hat

      Hooray Andrea, who survived well past the point where she looked like the biggest threat!

      • Super duper fan

        She probably played the best game here from any of her seasons.

        • Ms. Sweaterfan

          It’s a shame they barely included it in the edit 🙁