‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Power Rankings

It”s time for the annual HitFix “Saturday Night Live” Fall Power Rankings. As always, this isn”t about ranking who is funniest, but rather who is most important to the show as presently constituted. After all, this is a fantastic ensemble cast, one of the best the show has had in quite some time.

To determine the rankings, I looked at each actor”s overall presence in the show, identity within the ensemble, and contribution to the show”s fortieth season in order to create this list. This is a fluid, ever-changing order, but here”s how things stand heading into the final leg of the show”s Fall run.

Upcoming episodes will feature hosts James Franco with musical guest Nicki Minaj, Martin Freeman with Charli XCX, and Amy Adams with One Direction.

Check out our rankings below. Do you agree or disagree with our choices?