Who Will Win 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 16? Episode 9 Power Rankings

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We're halfway into RuPaul's Drag Race Season 16 and with no one eliminated this week, the field remains with the top seven queens. We've seen what they're capable of, but just having talent doesn't seem to be enough to secure a ticket to the end of this season of shocking eliminations.

This week, after writing lyrics to voting anthem "Power" and performing them live on the main stage, no queens were sent home, meaning that for the second week in a row, there are seven queens remaining in the competition.

Related: 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 8' Take New York. Next Stop: the World.

Which brings us to the question: Who will win Season 16 of RuPaul's Drag Race?

To that end, I've put together a ranking of the seven remaining queens competing on this season, ordered from least likely to most likely to be crowned America's Next Drag Superstar. It's a power ranking if you will, and while there are supposed spoilers on dark corners of the internet, I haven't read any of them. This ranking is also based on how likely the queen is to WIN the competition, not just go far.

If you want to take a look at last week's ranking, here you go.

Feel free to swing back to Parade from week to week because I will be updating as the season progresses.

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 16 Episode 10 power rankings:

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7. Mhi'ya Iman Le'Paige

Last Week: Seventh
Track Record: Safe, Bottom, Bottom, Win, Bottom, Bottom, Top, Bottom, Safe

While Mhi'ya received plenty of compliments this week from the judges, so did most everyone. Given the episodes odd format, none of the queens were obviously in the bottom and even the ones who seemed to trip up a bit were lauded thoroughly. While I have sat here WEEK AFTER WEEK saying that Mhi'ya will be eliminated next, we really are getting to the point where she's gonna have to leave. Presumably there won't be another dancing challenge for a few episodes and that means that one of her remaining competitors could finally send her packing.

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6. Morphine Love Dion

Last Week: Sixth
Track Record: Safe, Safe, Safe, Safe, Safe, Bottom, Bottom, Bottom, Top

On her ninth attempt, Morphine Love Dion finally managed to make it to the top this week, only to watch Sapphira snatch away her win. This episode didn't change my mind on Morphine's ranking, but it did solidify for me that she could be the one to finally eliminate Mhi'ya. Morphine beat Xunami in a lip sync a few weeks back and her performance in "Power" proved she's got performance chops. She might be the best bet to jettison Mhi'ya, as queens like Dawn and Q seem like easy targets for the queen of flips.

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5. Dawn

Last Week: Fifth
Track Record: Safe, Safe, Safe, Safe, Top, Safe, Safe, Top, Safe

Dawn still doesn't have a win, and with Nymphia, Plane, Sapphira and Q each having two, there just seems to be no possible avenue for Dawn to snatch the crown. The elfin queen has managed to avoid lip syncing all season long, but her clunky white girl dance moves don't give me a lot of confidence in how she'll perform if she lands in the bottom. I think Dawn's time on the show is quickly coming to a close. The question will just be how many weeks she can hang on before her first trip to the bottom and subsequent 'sashay away."

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4. Nymphia Wind

Last Week: Fourth
Track Record: Safe, Win, Safe, Win, Safe, Safe, Bottom, Top, Immune

While Nymphia's fashion is some of the best that Drag Race has ever seen, as the weeks go on, she seems more and more uncomfortable on the show. She struggled to write her verse this week, relies way too heavily on the banana motif and was gifted Plane Jane's immunity because she was perceived as likely to be eliminated. While Nymphia's runways will always give her a boost, I think she's going to struggle when it comes to skirting comedic forces like Sapphira and Plane Jane in the end game.

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3. Q

Last Week: Third
Track Record: Top, Top, Top, Bottom, Win, Top, Safe, Win, Safe

Q and Dawn have very similar skill sets. Luckily for Q, she has two wins under her belt which SHOULD provide her with a little bit more breathing room (although obviously Plasma would disagree). While I do think Q could easily find herself in the bottom and lose a lip sync on an upcoming performance based challenge, she may get lucky with either a) the order of remaining challenges and/or b) Dawn taking a bullet for her. Ru seems to like Q, but I don't quite think she'll be the season's winner.

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2. Sapphira Cristal

Last Week: Second
Track Record: Win, Top, Safe, Safe, Immune, Top, Top, Safe, Win

After Sapphira's strong performances in the Snatch Game and this week in "Power," I think its safe to say that she is certainly a contender for the crown. While she seemed a bit wobbly mid-season, Sapphira has regained her confidence and with two individual wins, she's tied with Q and Plane Jane for first place. While Sapphira's drag may be a bit more old school, she definitely is within striking distance of being America's Next Drag Superstar. I'm just not sure Ru will crown her over someone as unique as Plane Jane.

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1. Plane Jane

Last Week: First
Track Record: Win, Safe, Top, Safe, Top, Safe, Win, Safe, Safe

While Plane Jane seemed to show her first cracks in the competition this week, she still possessed enough confidence to gift her immunity potion to another queen when she might have needed it herself. In addition to being an all around contender, Plane Jane has a villainous sparkle that we haven't got from recent winners. She'd represent something a bit different in the pantheon of winners, and I think she's the most likely to snatch the crown as we enter the end game.

Next, Everything You Need to Know About RuPaul's Drag Race Season 16