Diary Room: Adam Poch’s Player Rankings: Big Brother 17 – Week 10

It’s day 77 in the Big Brother house, and we are less than 36 hours away from another Double Eviction to bring the house down to 6 people. Only 20 days will remain, and they will crown the winner of this season.

Adam Poch on Big Brother 13
Adam Poch on Big Brother 13 – Source: CBS

By comparison, my season (BB13 for those who forgot) was only 75 days, and by the end I was so ready to get back to “reality.” I can only imagine the boredom & stress is overwhelming at this point. But for the players still in the house, they can smell the money at this point, yet some of them still do not have a clue how to get that fat stack of cash in their bank account.

Everyone that’s voted out between now and then will not have a chance to come back so there are still plenty of dreams that will be crushed. I’ve said it the last few weeks, with the end of the season coming fast, there is still plenty of game to be played. BUT FIRST… let’s take a look back to see how your favorite (and least favorite) players stacked up this week.

Vanessa Rousso – 5 strips of Bacon (again) – for the 2nd week in a row Vanessa earns the top honors in the house. This week she won her 3rd HoH of the season, and add the 2 Veto wins, and controlling just about every eviction all season makes her the front runner to win it all. All the talk of her being public enemy number one in the house seems to have gone out the window, and unlike the Austwins, Vanessa has a side alliance with Steve & John who seem willing to do whatever she wants.

The next 2 days will be critical in her Big Brother life. She is vulnerable going into the Double Eviction tomorrow night as she cannot play for HoH and only 1 person will not play for Veto. If she is not voted out tomorrow night, then it’s really her game to lose. I (along with plenty of other fans/bloggers) just wish that she would own her game in the Diary Room or better yet – talk to the live feeders. A simple “I cant believe I am getting away with all of this” would turn her from Andy BB15** to Derrick BB16.

** – for the record, I think Andy played a brilliant game, but the public consensus is people do not respect how he won.

James Huling – 4 strips of Bacon – when the numbers get low, winning the Veto becomes even more important. If you are on the block, you can pull yourself off, if you are not on the block, you cannot be used as a renom. James stepped up and won his 2nd Veto of the season and kept himself safe another week. He will most likely lose his #1 ally in Meg, which could work to his advantage.

Being alone in the game, some of the HGs have talked about trying to pull him in to help get them further. I still see him as public enemy #1 for most of them however and he will need a string of wins or he will be voting for the winner on finale night.

John McGuire – 3 strips of Bacon – after being evicted last week by a unanimous vote, Johnny Mac played his way back into the house and somehow, someway, somewho, worked out a deal with Vanessa to keep him safe this week. Teaming up with his nemesis and Steve may be the only way he will be able to get to the final 2 chairs on finale night as both of them are bigger targets. The Austwins still want to target him, but he finds himself back in the middle of the house, where he spent most of the summer and could survive as the rest of the HGs start trying to take each other out.

Austin Matelson – 2 strips of Bacon – last week’s Tofurkey of the Week came back and had a relatively quiet week. One of his biggest allies won HoH, and instead of Vanessa targeting him for his role in trying to back door her last week, he reconnected with her and kept himself & his girlfriend safe. There has been talk of James & Meg trying to get Austin to flip his vote this week, but he sees it too risky. As a fan, I would REALLY love to see “Operation Trojan Horse” happen, but as an ex-player, I know he would never do it.


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