Lowest MPF - putting the "mean" in Mean %
You've seen the best MPF performers,
now here's the rest.
As it turns out, it's really, really difficult to achieve a
truly low score in MPF. While any garden-variety challenge
beast can score a perfect 1.000 by simply winning, the only
way to get all the way down to zero is to sit out completely
from an individual challenge. (Even 40 seasons in, the
producers generally frown on this.) Even finish last every
time, your score gets progressively higher the longer you
stick around: 0.10 for last out of 10 ten people, 0.20 for
last out of five. And if you have the misfortune of appearing
in, say, a puzzle challenge - where one person wins and the
rest tie for second? Well, then your score for not winning
shoots all the way up to around 0.50. So reaching the levels
of these hallowed low scores takes some considerable effort.
Here, we present the all-time lowest-ranking career individual
challenge performers. Please take a moment to appreciate their
majesty. Everyone listed here made the minimum cutoff of
appearing in at least two individual challenges in each of at
least two seasons.
Glossary of terms
- MPF: Mean % finish - mean of all %
finishes in individual challenges. Essentially how close the
contestant comes to winning any random challenge (1.00 is a
win; 1/[# of participants] is last place).
- ChA: Challenge Appearances. The number of
challenges in which they competed.