MTV The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros: Fantasy Power Rankings: Episode 1 by Peter Brune

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 01:55 pm

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Rankings based on how well they have done in fantasy up to this point


1. Lolo Jones

Lolo basically did everything this past episode. She won the daily challenge with her team, won an elimination, and caused some drama in the house. She looks like she has a very strong personality and isn't afraid to confront people. She's going to be a great pick in fantasy througout this short season


2. Louise Hazel

Louise made a big power move this episode with trying to get Lolo out of the house early by lying about what name she pulled out of the bowl of limes. I would look to see this issue come up later and cause a rivalry between her and Lolo.


3. Gus Kenworthy

Gus didn't do a whole lot this episode, but he was on the winning team and got into an altercation with Lolo. With Lolo being pretty confrontational we can see both of them not getting along in future episodes.


4. Ashley Mitchell

Coming off of her Invasion win, Ashley continued her winning streak by beating Veronica in the elimination. Do I think that she's the best Champ girl? No, but she has shown that she isn't just a push over.


Other than these 4, there really wasn't a whole lot of fantasy scoring besides just the daily challenge win. So for 5-18 I'm going to rank them based off of what I saw from them this episode and their past history.


5. Johnny Bananas

Bananas is always a part of stirring the pot in the house whether it be on his team or the opposing team. I can see him rubbing the pros and possibly the champs the wrong way which will net him some fantasy points.


6. CM Punk

Although we didn't see that much of him this episode, there's previews of him and Bananas clashing so I can see him causing some drama in future episodes.


7. CT Tamburello

Coming off of his win on Invasion, CT is one of the more physical players on the champion team. In a physical elimination it would be hard to see any champ guys beat CT other than Darrell.


8. Darrell Taylor

Darrell is in the same boat as CT. He's a little older and more mature so he never really gets into too many confrontations, but he is a physical competitor and will be hard to beat in a physical elimination.


9./10. Kamerion Wimbley/Shawne Merriman

I'm lumping these guys together since they are built the same phyically and I haven't seen much more from them yet. We'll have to see how these two are with non physical challenges as the season goes on.


11. Cara Maria Sorbello

Out of the champ girls, I believe Cara is the best athlete out of them all. She will have to prove herself in eliminations like she has in the past to keep herself in this game.


12. Camilla Nakagawa

Camilla proved that she has the biggest heart in the game after being the only girl to beat Laurel in an elimination last season. Can she keep the ball rolling and be able to outlast the other champ girls this season?


13. Wes Bergmann

I'm putting Wes slightly above Jordan in the rankings just for the fact that I think he's smarter and Jordan hasn't been on the challenge in a while. He always finds a way to politic himself out of eliminations, but I think he'll have to face at multiple eliminations if he wants to make it to the final this season. Is he as good as he once was in eliminations?


14. Jordan Wiseley

We haven't seen Jordan in a while on the challenge, but he is a natural athelete and seems to be good at anything they have to do. After he took a long break, can he get back to where he was in the past and make it to the final?

15. Lindsey Jacobellis

Until I see more out of her, I don't think I can rank her that high in the rankings. She'll have to prove herself next week in the daily challenge or elimination for me to move her up the rankings.


16. Louie Vito

Louie does not have the size that any of the other guys have. He could prove me wrong with his other skills, but I just can't see him winning in many eliminations.


17. Ashley Kelsey

She did show a lot of fight last season against Cara in the pole wrestle elimination, but other than that I really haven't seen too much out of her last season or this past episode. I also don't think she has tight relationships with as many people as Camilla or Cara so I would think her and Ashley M would be voted in more often than not.


18. Tia Blanco

MTV really dropped the ball when casting Tia. This is nothing against her athletic ability, but she is the only cast member that is under 21 (only 19 when filming). This means, there won't be any excessive alcohol or clubbing this season. Also, I'm really not sure I even saw her this first episode, which puts her at the bottom of the rankings this week.

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Peter Brune May 17, 2017 at 09:51 pm

We don't know when that's happening and she's already pretty far down in the rankings anyway. Plus, there's a possibility that she wins that elimination that she volunteers for too.

John Hartnett May 17, 2017 at 09:43 pm


John Hartnett May 17, 2017 at 09:43 pm

Lindsey voluntarily wants to join a challenge in the previews. That doesn't knock her down more spots? Nice analysis otherwise

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