By EW Staff
Updated March 11, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST
The Apprentice: Scott Duncan

Here are Bill Rancic’s odds of winning ”The Apprentice”


SMARTEST MOVE Using facts and figures to salvage those disastrous Trump Ice sales calls with Ereka, whose pitch consisted solely of repeating the word ”buzz.”

DUMBEST MOVE Letting Ereka’s personality — and her subsequent decision to take him into the boardroom with her — frazzle him. Did he really expect Ereka to take her Bobbsey twin, Katrina, instead?

WHY HE WILL WIN His (normally) even-keeled personality and fixation on the bottom line will win points with Trump.

WHY HE WON’T Even when he leads his team to a win (e.g., the auction task), he tends to fade into the background rather than have a star moment.

WHAT THE BOSSES SAY ”Superbright, great ideas,” says Burnett, ”but stands in the shadows too much.” Trump’s summary: ”Great social skills, good leadership ability.”

ODDS 6-1