SurvAv single season leaders - No Jury
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: May 24, 2019

Highest overall score without jury votes, single-season - Mike Holloway, Worlds Apart


Mike Holloway

Worlds Apart



No Jury votes leaderboard - by SurvAv
Rank Contestant Season Finish ChW wTCR No Jury
1 Mike Holloway, Worlds Apart Mike Holloway S30 - Worlds Apart 1 7.54 5.73 13.26
2 Brian Heidik, Thailand Brian Heidik S5 - Thailand 1 6.18 7.00 13.18
3 Boston Rob Mariano, All-Stars Boston Rob Mariano S8 - All-Stars 2 7.07 5.60 12.67
4 Tom Westman, Palau Tom Westman S10 - Palau 1 6.66 6.00 12.66
5 Ozzy Lusth, Cook Islands Ozzy Lusth S13 - Cook Islands 2 7.86 4.48 12.30
6 Terry Deitz, Panama-Exile Island Terry Deitz S12 - Panama 3 9.34 2.24 11.58
7 Amanda Kimmel, Micronesia Amanda Kimmel S15 - China 3 4.27 7.00 11.27
8 J.T. Thomas, Tocantins J.T. Thomas S18 - Tocantins 1 5.38 5.73 11.11
9 Colby Donaldson, The Australian Outback Colby Donaldson S2 - The Australian Outback 2 8.09 2.83 10.92
10 Ethan Zohn, Africa Ethan Zohn S3 - Africa 1 2.87 7.00 9.87
11 John Cochran, Caramoan John Cochran S26 - Caramoan 1 5.03 4.67 9.70
12 Kelly Wiglesworth, Borneo Kelly Wiglesworth S1 - Borneo 2 5.87 3.82 9.69
13 Kim Spradlin, One World Kim Spradlin S24 - One World 1 6.08 3.60 9.68
14 Brad Culpepper, Game Changers Brad Culpepper S34 - Game Changers 2 6.56 3.11 9.67
15 Nick Wilson, DvsG Nick Wilson S37 - David vs. Goliath 1 4.12 5.38 9.50
16 Amanda Kimmel, Micronesia Amanda Kimmel S16 - Micronesia 2 2.89 6.46 9.35
17 Mike Skupin, S2, S25 Mike Skupin S25 - Philippines 2 4.05 5.25 9.30
18 Paschal English, Marquesas Paschal English* S4 - Marquesas 4 2.84 6.22 9.07
19 Rafe Judkins, Guatemala Rafe Judkins S11 - Guatemala 3 4.62 4.28 8.90
20 Chase Rice, Nicaragua Chase Rice S21 - Nicaragua 2 3.24 5.60 8.84
21 Fabio Birza, Nicaragua Fabio Birza S21 - Nicaragua 1 6.00 2.80 8.80
22 Bob Crowley, Gabon Bob Crowley S17 - Gabon 1 6.20 2.59 8.79
23 Ken McNickle, Millennials vs Gen X Ken McNickle S33 - Millennials vs. Gen X 2 4.75 4.00 8.75
24 Natalie Anderson, San Juan del Sur Natalie Anderson S29 - San Juan del Sur 1 3.11 5.44 8.56
25 Coach Wade, South Pacific Coach Wade S23 - South Pacific 2 1.55 7.00 8.55

Complete through Edge of Extinction. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

What do you mean by No Jury?

The "No jury" column shows the top contestant performances without considering jury votes--essentially challenge prowess plus tribal council skill. (In other words, "No jury" = ChW + wTCR .)


To answer the question: Who did the best, ignoring the whims and terrible taste of those crazy jurors? (Note: Russell Hantz, who claims there's "a flaw in the game" because the jurors he bullied never voted for him, ends up way down at #48 in Samoa and #78 in Heroes vs. Villains. So he wasn't all that great at the non-juror-coddling aspects of the game, either.) We added the "finish" column to remind you where that player actually ended up.

*Artefact alert: We told you about the problem with Paschal in the Marquesas scoring (that he didn't receive any votes when he was eliminated by the purple rock). Without that artificially high wTCR, it's unlikely he'd be anywhere near as high as his ranking above.


Glossary of terms
  • Challenge stats
    • ChW: Challenge Wins. For tribal challenges, a contestant earns a fraction of 1 win, depending on if they participated (no points for sitting out). So in a five-person tribe's win, each participant gets (1/5) of a point, or 0.2 points. Duels (or individual RCs as in Ep1) at Redemption Island count as half a challenge (and half a win). Individual challenge wins count as a full point.
    • ChA: Challenge Appearances. Used to calculate ChW%. Fractional for tribal challenges (same as ChW), except sit-outs get charged for an appearance, because they could have participated.
    • ChW%: Challenge Win%. Simply, ChW% = ChW / ChA.
    • SO: The number of times a contestant sat out of a challenge.
  • Tribal Council stats
    • VFB: Votes For Bootee. The number of times the contestant has voted for the person who was ultimately voted out. Applies only to initial votes (no points for revotes in case of a tie). Special case: In a final three TC, where only one vote is cast (by the F3 IC winner), only that vote counts.
    • VAP: Votes Against the Player. The total number of tribal council votes cast against the contestant. Again, only initial votes count (no penalty for revotes), and here a hidden immunity idol (if played) erases the votes. In the special case of a final three tribal council above, only the F3 bootee receives a vote against.
    • TotV: Total votes cast during the tribal councils the player has attended (again, only initial votes count). Used to adjust for different vote totals as tribes shrink.
    • TCA: Tribal council appearances. The number of times a contestant has attended tribal council (at which they voted).
    • TC%: Tribal Council percent. Attempts to reward voting for the bootee (which players controlling the vote almost always do), while punishing receiving votes yourself. The formula is: TC% = [VFB - (VAP/TotV)] / TCA.
    • wTCR: weighted Tribal Council Ratio. Very similar in intent to TC%, but calculated as a ratio of VFB to VAP, while also scaling to a uniform number of TC appearances. The formula is as follows: wTCR =2* [VFB / (4+VAP)] x (14/TCA). I originally tried (1+VAP) to avoid dividing by zero, but this overly rewarded getting zero votes against relative to just one vote against, which seemed silly. (4+VAP) scaled that effect back comfortably. 14 was used as the scaling factor for TC appearances because there are usually 14 episodes, then a final scaling factor of 2 to bring maximal scores up to roughly even with ChW and JV% high scores.