SurvAv single season leaders: No Jury

By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: January 14, 2024

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

13.26

Mike Holloway, S30: Worlds Apart

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SurvAv: Winners

No Jury votes leaderboard - by SurvAv
Rank Contestant Season No Jury Place ChW wTCR
1 Mike Holloway, Worlds Apart Mike Holloway S30 13.26 1 7.54 5.73
2 Brian Heidik, Thailand Brian Heidik S5 13.18 1 6.18 7.00
3 Boston Rob Mariano, All-Stars Boston Rob Mariano S8 12.67 2 7.07 5.60
4 Tom Westman, Palau Tom Westman S10 12.61 1 6.61 6.00
5 Terry Deitz, Panama-Exile Island Terry Deitz S12 12.33 3 9.84 2.49
6 Ozzy Lusth, Cook Islands Ozzy Lusth S13 12.30 2 7.82 4.48
7 Amanda Kimmel, China Amanda Kimmel S15 11.27 3 4.27 7.00
8 J.T. Thomas, Tocantins J.T. Thomas S18 11.11 1 5.38 5.73
9 Colby Donaldson, The Australian Outback Colby Donaldson S2 10.92 2 8.09 2.83
10 Ethan Zohn, Africa Ethan Zohn S3 9.87 1 2.87 7.00
11 John Cochran, Caramoan John Cochran S26 9.70 1 5.03 4.67
12 Kelly Wiglesworth, Borneo Kelly Wiglesworth S1 9.69 2 5.87 3.82
13 Kim Spradlin, One World Kim Spradlin S24 9.68 1 6.08 3.60
14 Brad Culpepper, Game Changers Brad Culpepper S34 9.67 2 6.56 3.11
15 Nick Wilson, DvsG Nick Wilson S37 9.50 1 4.12 5.38
16 Amanda Kimmel, Micronesia Amanda Kimmel S16 9.35 2 2.89 6.46
17 Carson Garrett, S44 Carson Garrett S44 9.31** 4 3.18 6.13
18 Mike Skupin, S25 Mike Skupin S25 9.30 2 4.05 5.25
19 Rafe Judkins, Guatemala Rafe Judkins S11 9.29 3 4.62 4.67
20 Bob Crowley, Gabon Bob Crowley S17 9.24 1 6.64 2.59
21 Tony Vlachos, S40 Tony Vlachos S40 9.23 1 4.56 4.67
22 Paschal English, Marquesas Paschal English* S4 9.07 4 2.84 6.22
23 Ian Rosenberger, Palau Ian Rosenberger S10 9.00 3 5.50 3.50
24 Chase Rice, Nicaragua Chase Rice S21 8.84 2 3.24 5.60
25 Ken McNickle, Millennials vs Gen X Ken McNickle S33 8.75 2 4.75 4.00
26 Gavin Whiston, S38 Gavin Whitson S38 8.73 2 4.06 4.67
27 Fabio Birza, Nicaragua Fabio Birza S21 8.66 1 5.86 2.80
28 Coach Wade, South Pacific Coach Wade S23 8.55 2 1.55 7.00
29 Natalie Anderson, San Juan del Sur Natalie Anderson S29 8.52 1 3.07 5.44
30 Kim Johnson, S3 Kim Johnson S3 8.47 2 2.87 5.60
31 Austin Li Coon, S45 Austin Li Coon S45 8.47 2 4.09 4.38
32 Michele Fitzgerald, S32 Michele Fitzgerald S32 8.31 1 5.20 3.11
33 Stephen Fishbach, S18 Stephen Fishbach S18 8.20 2 2.60 5.60
34 Jesse Lopez, S43 Jesse Lopez S43 8.17 4 1.17 7.00

Complete through Survivor 45. 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 #61 in Samoa and #99 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.

*Artefact alert, redux: The artificially high score also extends to people eliminated by F4 fire, since they often leave without having been voted against. But what can you do?

Glossary:
  • 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 Hero Challenges count as half a challenge (and half a win). Individual challenge wins count as a full point.
  • wTCR: weighted Tribal Council Ratio. Calculated as the ratio of VFB (times Voting For the person Booted) to VAP (Votes Against the Player), while also scaling to a uniform number of TC appearances (TCA). 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 receivng zero VAP to just one VAP, 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% (Jury Vote Percent) high scores.