big brother 15 cast 'Big Brother 15' Week 7 power rankingsThere are six weeks down in the “Big Brother 15”
house, with Candice and then Judd going home Thursday (Aug. 8) in a double-eviction episode. We’re going to
break down the houseguests every week for you, but sign up for the live feeds if you’d like to watch all the craziness for yourself.

Beware of spoilers below — we will be talking in terms of who won the Head of Household last night after the live show ended, so if you don’t want to know who the new HOH is, don’t keep reading.

Zap2it’s Power Rankings
caveat — these rankings are based solely on game play, not any remarks players have been making in the house.

1. Helen (last week 1)

Helen and Amanda are running the house. They orchestrated Judd’s ouster and everybody else in the house cried and cried about it, but still ultimately did their bidding. It’s rather remarkable the grip these two have on the other hamsters. But why is Helen higher than Amanda? Because Amanda cannot go half a day without having some kind of public fight or meltdown. Helen is a much stealthier puppetmaster.

2. Andy (last week 3)

Andy moves up a notch because everyone’s favorite ginger finally won himself something. Congrats to Andy on his HOH win — now let’s just hope he thinks for himself rather than being pressured by the rest of the house to target Jessie (or something equally dumb). The only reason he’s not no. 1 is because Helen is not only in control, but she’s not Andy’s target.

3. McCrae (last week 2)

This is the first time in weeks that McCrae and Amanda haven’t been ranked as a team. That’s because A) McCrae has started to see the virtue in not being with Amanda and it’s really only his fear of her wrath (and maybe his love of sexytime) that’s keeping him with her. If he could find a way to get her out of the house, he’d be sitting so pretty. And B) McCrae is keeping a much, much cooler head in the house than Amanda is (a fact she just will not listen to him about). As it stands, Andy will surely not be coming after him this week.

4. Amanda (last week 2)

Miss Amanda is cracking under the pressure. She’s still in the upper half of the power rankings because she totally masterminded the Judd eviction and knowing Andy and how in her pocket he is, she’ll be safe this week. But the cracks are definitely showing with this one.

5. Elissa (last week 7)

Elissa has gone from most-hated houseguest to, well, kind of invisible. She’s not making wavs and she’s not winning competitions, so she’s just kind of there right now. Which is not necessarily a bad place to be. We highly doubt Andy targets her, plus she’s in good with Helen, who is one half of the ruling power of the house.

6. GinaMarie (last week 5)

GM’s reign as HOH is over, but she doesn’t really have anybody in the house mad at her over who went home. And despite her disgusting comments toward Candice (among others), the houseguests seem to really like her, plus no one sees her as a threat because she doesn’t win much and she’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Expect her to be around for a while.

7. Aaryn (last week 4)

Aaryn has slipped in power a little bit because last night during the live eviction, she won both comps. That’s four wins for her now, including three HOHs. People are soon going to stop seeing her as just a pretty face. In fact, if Andy could be persuaded to target anyone other than Jessie or Spencer, we would expect it to be Aaryn. Helen and Amanda seemingly like Aaryn a lot, but they are also top-notch threat detectors. Aaryn is a threat.

8. Spencer (last week 8)

Spencer is not that popular in the house and has no real allies left. He’s an easy person to target without making waves. We would expect Andy to put him up.

9. Jessie (last week 9)

Unless some good old-fashioned fun starts happening in the “Big Brother” house this week, expect Jessie to be the target (for reasons passing understanding). She’s not a threat at all, but Amanda pretty much hates her, so she’ll be putting the pressure on her minions to get Jessie out.

Do you think there’s a chance Andy nominates anybody other than Jessie and Spencer? Find out here later today, we’ll be posting his nominees this afternoon.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."