big brother 15 cast 'Big Brother 15' Week 8 power rankingsThere are seven weeks down in the “Big Brother 15”
house, with three jury members out the door (though one may be coming back). 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, talking about who the new Head of Household intends to nominate, based on what we’ve heard on the feeds.

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

1. Amanda (last week 4)

Despite never winning anything (and having a total meltdown about it), Amanda is sitting pretty in the house. The only person even remotely interested in coming after her is Helen and Helen screwed herself this week by not winning HOH. At this point, it’s starting to look like we might as well just hand Amanda the $500K right now. She is in complete control of the game.

2. McCrae (last week 3)

Pizza boy is Amanda’s gal Friday and will likely be sitting next to her at the end, barring some kind of final four or final three HOH who knocks one of them out. He’s sitting pretty in his alliance with Amanda/Aaryn/Andy and also has a good shot to win the game, depending on if the jury wants to award good game play or just the person they like the best.

3. Aaryn (last week 7)

Last week, Aaryn slipped dramatically in the rankings because she was such a huge part of the double eviction episode and has established herself as a challenge threat. She continues to do so, winning her fourth HOH last night, but her alliance has the numbers now. Even with the returning jury member, we aren’t sure anybody can take down 3 a.m. because nobody is organized enough.

4. Andy (last week 2)

Sure, Andy has won a couple challenges, but honestly, nobody sees him as a huge gamer. He’s going to be safe for a long while, but we don’t see him winning the money. He’s not a floater anymore, but he just does what people tell him to do and he played it incredibly safe with his HOH week. Andy not targeting Amanda and McCrae, or Helen, during his HOH week probably screwed him for a win at the end.

5. GinaMarie (last week 6)

GM is kind of the fifth wheel of the 3 a.m. alliance. She’s completely loyal to Aaryn and therefore will vote whichever way they want her to, plus she’s not really a challenge threat. If 3 a.m. remains in charge, we would expect GM to finish fifth.

6. Spencer (last week 8)

Spencer is only safe this week because Aaryn and her posse want to target Elissa and/or Helen (Aaryn wants to target Elissa, but Amanda is actually targeting Helen). He has no alliance in the house and will float along a couple more weeks until he either wins HOH when he needs to, or is cut.

7. Helen (last week 1)

Helen has been in power a long time in the house without anybody really knowing it. But Amanda is on to her and wants her gone this week. Helen’s only chance was if she or Elissa won HOH and that did not happen. We would expect Helen to be out this week unless she wins POV.

8. Elissa (last week 5)

The only reason Elissa is below Helen in terms of power is because Elissa has pretty much no game in the house. Helen is a gamer and there’s always a chance she can talk her way out of eviction. We don’t think Elissa can do that. Now, she might be safe this week, but that’s only because Amanda wants Helen gone. If Helen wins POV and Spencer goes up as a replacement, expect Elissa to be walking out the door.

We’ll be back later today to let you know who Aaryn puts on the block, but we expect it to be Helen and Elissa. We thought Aaryn might play it safe and nominate Elissa and Spencer — she and Helen have been close and if Aaryn orchestrates her eviction, Helen might be very vocal in the jury house about not awarding Aaryn the money in the end — but Amanda seems to have Aaryn convinced that Hel-El need to go up.

What do you think, hamster fans?

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."