SurvAv leaders - non-winners
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: December 29, 2019

Top non-winner games, by SurvAv - Boston Rob Mariano, All-Stars


Boston Rob Mariano

S8 - All-Stars



Non-winning finalists: top SurvAv scores
# Contestant Season F2/F3 Place SurvAv
1 Boston Rob Mariano, All-Stars Boston Rob Mariano S8 - All-Stars F2 2nd 15.24
2 Ozzy Lusth, Cook Islands Ozzy Lusth S13 - Cook Islands F3 2nd 14.96
3 Colby Donaldson, The Australian Outback Colby Donaldson S2 - The Australian Outback F2 2nd 13.49
4 Kelly Wiglesworth, Borneo Kelly Wiglesworth S1 - Borneo F2 2nd 12.26
5 Amanda Kimmel, Micronesia Amanda Kimmel S15 - China F3 3rd 12.13
6 Amanda Kimmel, Micronesia Amanda Kimmel S16 - Micronesia F2 2nd 11.60
7 Chase Rice, Nicaragua Chase Rice S21 - Nicaragua F3 2nd 11.51
8 Brad Culpepper, Game Changers Brad Culpepper S34 - Game Changers F3 2nd 11.47
9 Domenick Abbate, Ghost Island Domenick Abbate S36 - Ghost Island F3 2nd 10.77
10 Coach Wade, South Pacific Coach Wade S23 - South Pacific F3 2nd 10.55
11 Gavin Whitson, Edge of Extinction Gavin Whitson S38 - Edge of Extinction F3 2nd 10.24
12 Kim Johnson, Africa Kim Johnson S3 - Africa F2 2nd 10.18
13 Mike Skupin, S2, S25 Mike Skupin S25 - Philippines F3 2nd 10.05
14 Chrissy Hofbeck, HvHvH Chrissy Hofbeck S35 - Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers F3 2nd 9.09
15 Courtney Yates, China Courtney Yates S15 - China F3 2nd 8.84
16 Ken McNickle, Millennials vs Gen X Ken McNickle S33 - Millennials vs. Gen X F3 2nd 8.75
17 Parvati Shallow, Micronesia - FvF Parvati Shallow S20 - Heroes vs. Villains F3 2nd 8.63
18 Clay Jordan, Thailand Clay Jordan S5 - Thailand F2 2nd 8.31
19 Stephen Fishbach, Tocantins Stephen Fishbach S18 - Tocantins F2 2nd 8.20
20 Mike White, DvsG Mike White S37 - David vs. Goliath F3 2nd 8.19
Non-finalists: top SurvAv scores
# Contestant Season F2/F3 Place SurvAv
1 Terry Deitz, Panama-Exile Island Terry Deitz S12 - Panama F2 3rd 11.58
2 Paschal English, Marquesas Paschal English* S4 - Marquesas F2 4th 9.07
3 Rafe Judkins, Guatemala Rafe Judkins S11 - Guatemala F2 3rd 8.90
4 Ian Rosenberger, Palau Ian Rosenberger S10 - Palau F2 3rd 8.50
5 Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, Marquesas Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien S4 - Marquesas F2 3rd 7.69
6 Lex van den Berghe, Africa Lex van den Berghe S3 - Africa F2 3rd 7.50
7 Boo Bernis, Fiji Boo Bernis S14 - Fiji F3 5th 7.37
8 Rick Devens, Edge of Extinction Rick Devens** S38 - Edge of Extinction F3 4th 7.34
9 Malcolm Freberg, Philippines Malcolm Freberg S25 - Philippines F3 4th 7.31
10 Yau-Man Chan, Fiji Yau-Man Chan S14 - Fiji F3 4th 7.06
11 Kara Kay, DvsG Kara Kay** S37 - David vs. Goliath F3 4th 6.64
12 Devon Pinto, HvHvH Devon Pinto** S35 - Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers F3 4th 6.57
13 Brett Clouser, Samoa Brett Clouser S19 - Samoa F3 4th 6.39
14 Lauren Rimmer, HvHvH Lauren Rimmer S35 - Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers F3 7th 6.29
15 Ozzy Lusth, South Pacific Ozzy Lusth S23 - South Pacific F3 4th 6.27
16 Erik Reichenbach, S616 Erik Reichenbach S16 - Micronesia F2 5th 6.25
17 Big Tom Buchanan, S8 Big Tom Buchanan S8 - All-Stars F2 5th 6.16
18 Burton Roberts, Pearl Islands Burton Roberts S7 - Pearl Islands F2 5th 6.11
19 Darrah Johnson, Pearl Islands Darrah Johnson S7 - Pearl Islands F2 4th 6.09
20 Denise Martin, China Denise Martin S15 - China F3 4th 6.08
21 Ashley Underwood, Redemption Island Ashley Underwood S22 - Redemption Island F3 4th 6.03
22 Eliza Orlins, S9, S16 Eliza Orlins S9 - Vanuatu F2 4th 5.74

Complete through Island of the Idols. 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
Overall scores
  • 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.)