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SurvAv - Top non-winning seasons
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: March 25, 2021

Top non-winning finalists - Boston Rob Mariano, S8

 

Boston Rob Mariano

S8: All-Stars

15.24

 

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Top non-finalists

Top non-winning finalists by SurvAv
# Contestant Season SurvAv F2/F3 Plc
1 Boston Rob Mariano, S8 Boston Rob Mariano S8: All-Stars 15.24 F2 2nd
2 Ozzy Lusth, S13 Ozzy Lusth S13: Cook Islands 14.96 F3 2nd
3 Colby Donaldson, S2, S8, S20 Colby Donaldson S2: The Australian Outback 13.49 F2 2nd
4 Kelly Wiglesworth, S1, S31 Kelly Wiglesworth S1: Borneo 12.26 F2 2nd
5 Amanda Kimmel, S15, S16, S20 Amanda Kimmel S15: China 12.13 F3 3rd
6 Amanda Kimmel, S15, S16, S20 Amanda Kimmel S16: Micronesia 11.60 F2 2nd
7 Chase Rice, S21 Chase Rice S21: Nicaragua 11.51 F3 2nd
8 Brad Culpepper, S27, S34 Brad Culpepper S34: Game Changers 11.47 F3 2nd
9 Domenick Abbate, S36 Domenick Abbate S36: Ghost Island 10.77 F3 2nd
10 Coach Wade, S23 Coach Wade S23: South Pacific 10.55 F3 2nd
11 Gavin Whitson, S38 Gavin Whitson S38: Edge of Extinction 10.24 F3 2nd
12 Kim Johnson, S3 Kim Johnson S3: Africa 10.18 F2 2nd
13 Mike Skupin, S25 Mike Skupin S25: Philippines 10.05 F3 2nd
14 Chrissy Hofbeck, Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Chrissy Hofbeck S35: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers 9.09 F3 2nd
15 Courtney Yates, S15 Courtney Yates S15: China 8.84 F3 2nd
16 Ken McNickle, Millennials vs Gen X Ken McNickle S33: Millennials vs Gen X 8.75 F3 2nd
17 Parvati Shallow, S20 Parvati Shallow S20: Heroes vs. Villains 8.63 F3 2nd
18 Clay Jordan, S5 Clay Jordan S5: Thailand 8.31 F2 2nd
19 Dean Kowalski, S39 Dean Kowalski S39: Island of the Idols 8.29 F3 2nd
20 Stephen Fishbach, S18 Stephen Fishbach S18: Tocantins 8.20 F2 2nd
21 Mike White, S37 Mike White S37: David vs. Goliath 8.19 F3 2nd
Top non-finalists by SurvAv
# Contestant Season SurvAv F2/F3 Plc
1 Terry Deitz, S12 Terry Deitz S12: Panama 11.58 F2 3rd
2 Paschal English, S4 Paschal English* S4: Marquesas 9.07 F2 4th
3 Rafe Judkins, S11 Rafe Judkins S11: Guatemala 8.90 F2 3rd
4 Ian Rosenberger, S10 Ian Rosenberger S10: Palau 8.50 F2 3rd
5 Lex van den Berghe, S3, S8 Lex van den Berghe S3: Africa 7.50 F2 3rd
6 Boo Bernis, S14 Boo Bernis S14: Fiji 7.37 F3 5th
7 Rick Devens, Edge of Extinction Rick Devens** S38: Edge of Extinction 7.34 F3 4th
8 Malcolm Freberg, S25 Malcolm Freberg S25: Philippines 7.31 F3 4th
9 Yau-Man Chan, S14 Yau-Man Chan S14: Fiji 6.93 F3 4th
10 Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, Marquesas Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien S4: Marquesas 6.69 F2 3rd
11 Kara Kay, S37 Kara Kay** S37: David vs. Goliath 6.64 F3 4th
12 Devon Pinto, S35 Devon Pinto** S35: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers 6.57 F3 4th
13 Brett Clouser, Samoa Brett Clouser S19: Samoa 6.39 F3 4th
14 Lauren Rimmer, S35 Lauren Rimmer S35: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers 6.29 F3 7th
15 Ozzy Lusth, S23 Ozzy Lusth S23: South Pacific 6.27 F3 4th
16 Erik Reichenbach, S16, S26 Erik Reichenbach S16: Micronesia
6.25 F2
5th
17 Rupert Boneham, S8 Rupert Boneham S8: All-Stars 6.11 F2 4th
18 Denise Martin, S15 Denise Martin S15: China 6.08 F3 4th
19 Burton Roberts, S7 Burton Roberts
S7: Pearl Islands 6.07 F2 5th
20 Darrah Johnson, S7 Darrah Johnson S7: Pearl Islands 6.06 F2 4th
21 Eliza Orlins, S9 Eliza Orlins S9: Vanuatu 5.73 F2 4th

Complete through Winners at War. Click contestant name/picture to view their contestant page.

About the top non-winner and non-finalist scores

 

We've ranked the winners, and the best. Here are the rest: The non-winning finalists, and the best non-finalists, ranked by Survival Average (SurvAv). The BRobbed G.oddesses, perhaps. We've listed place finished and season type (Final 2 or Final 3) for both groups. For more complete stats, see the scoring data for that specific season (drop-down menu, above). Remember that SurvAv = ChW + wTCR + (6 * JV%), so this is a bit more of an apples-to-apples comparison, since non-finalists don't even have the chance at 1/3 of their score coming from jury votes.

*Important note: Paschal English's score is a bit inflated, since he left the game without being voted against (thank you, purple rock). Also, we had to cut the table off somewhere, but we should note the lowest SurvAv score, ever, by a finalist is: Phillip Sheppard, Redemption Island, with a 2.54 (note that 0.6 of this comes from the jury vote Ralph gave him). That's really something.

 

**F4 firemaking: Similar to Paschal's inflated scores, people who leave without a vote via F4 firemaking also end up with somewhat inflated scores. Devon Pinto and Kara Kay had one VAP total between them. Rick Devens had more, but had also been voted out once.

 

Glossary of terms

 

  • SurvAv: Calculated by the formula SurvAv = ChW + wTCR + wJV%, or SurvAv = ChW + (2*[VFB / (4+VAP)]x(14/TCA)) + (6*JV%), for a maximal score of around 18-20 after jury votes are counted. (See also the full glossary.)