Survivor: Russell Hantz’s Top 100 Greatest Survivors Ever (20-11)

Survivor winner Tom Westman - (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
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The next entries on the rankings have been revealed and we’re getting SO close to the best Survivor player ever! But first, numbers 20 through 11.

There are only 20 remaining players on Russell Hantz’s list of greatest Survivor players ever. He and four other panelists worked together on this list, which wasn’t solely based on game play, but also entertainment, big moves, how memorable players were, and their overall legacy.

So, let’s get to the next ten entries on the list!

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20. Benjamin “Coach” Wade (Tocantins, Heroes vs Villains, South Pacific)

You just knew Coach Wade was going to be a top 20 player. For one, he played three times and not only that, but he made a lasting impression on each of those three seasons. He honestly should have won South Pacific (and I’m a huge fan of Sophie’s), but couldn’t own up to his game and that cost him the title.

Watching Coach for the first time on Tocantins was such a joy because he was so kooky and those are the kind of characters we love to see on Survivor. He got voted off Heroes vs Villains before the merge, but still found himself on the jury, so he’s made it to the jury twice and made it to the end once.

Coach might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he’s entertaining, that’s for sure and he’s one of the biggest characters to ever emerge from Survivor.