Survivor has been around for a whopping thirty-seven seasons. In that time there has been every kind of winner you could imagine. Every single winner has its flaws, critics, and faults. But every winner also has its strengths, merits and influence on changing the game forever. Although it is never easy to rank players who played vastly different games, The Mastermind will now attempt to update their winner rankings for 2018 and rate the winners from worst to best - starting with the worst in 37th to the 19th best on this list. The list takes into consideration primarily how a player navigated their way through the season that they won, including their social game, strategic game, the difficulty of their win, how in-tune they were with the game, their final tribal council performance, how many votes they received to win and most importantly, how much control they had during the season from start to finish. This list is not a ranking on how good of a player each person is. For that see Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time. This instead is a list based on how well each winner navigated their way through their specific season.
2018 has been a fantastic year for Survivor. Survivor Ghost Island produced a very entertaining show despite its critics while the latest installment of the show, Survivor David vs. Goliath is looking likely to go down as one of the very best seasons of all time. The following ranking takes into account memorable characters/players, memorable moments, the story/the editing, the winner and the overall production of each episode on a weekly basis. If you missed the first set of these rankings (37-19) take a look here. This current article ranks the 18th best season all the way to the very best. Here are the updated Survivor Season Rankings for 2018 from The Mastermind.