Best U.S. Amazing Race Teams


The Top Ten

1 Jet and Cord

They were pretty much the best all-around team. They work together really well, they're super efficient, and they were super friendly too. The only time they ever really got unfriendly was when Jordan skipped them in line at the airport in Shanghai, and they still managed to keep their cool. When they got 2nd to Dan and Jordan, I'm pretty sure my heart broke for a little bit. Then when they came back for Unfinished Business, I thought they had it in the bag. Even when they came in last on the first leg, we all knew they'd be able to catch back up (we all saw them go from last to first with a Speed Bump in season 16). But when they got eliminated, I pretty much gave up on that season. I understand the Globetrotters U-Turning them because it's a crucial part of the game and the cowboys were an amazing team, but I wanted to punch Flight and Easy in the faces. Anyway, I hope Jet and Cord realize they are still the best team The Amazing Race has ever seen and maybe if Amazing Race decides ...more

Easily my favorite TAR team, and one of the strongest ever. I loved how they were always calm and collected, did their thing and stayed out of the fracas. I was so disappointed when they lost.

The person who wrote about the All Star Unfinished Business combination must be very happy right now, I know I am! Hopefully they win it this time.

One of my favorite teams...logical, steady and persistent!

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2 Dustin and Kandice

One of the strongest female teams ever on the show, almost won All Stars and always showed that they could beat the men if they wanted to.

They were beaten by eric and danielle I think they should have beat them they had 2 chances I believe they had a great chance to beat eric and danielle

They are Beauty Queens who did very well. I'm impressed. They are my favorites. Ever on the show

Positive, great example of teamwork, and strong.

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3 Brook and Claire

So fun to watch these two! How they stay positive on all tasks, even water melon hit, after fight.. they are just good! And FUN Want to see them come back again!

These girls were just a pleasure to watch... They were funny and great competitors

I love them so much and their upbeat attitude and positive look is super great! They need to come back!

Amazing team. They worked together so well and were finishing fairly consistently throughout the competition. - CloudInvasion

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4 Bopper and Mark

This team is what The Amazing Race is all about. They were a couple of ordinary guys but won our hearts over by their commitment.

You just have to love these guys because if you don't you're probably a descendant of the devil

Funny, with a good reason to need the million, and got along well with most of the teams. I disliked the replacement of Bopper with Mallory in All-Stars, though

On of my favorites teams, wanted Bopper in All-Stars though - TailsTheFox

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5 Nat and Kat

First all female wining team, and winners of a bunch of legs while overcoming many obstacles (i.e. Diabetes, vegetarianism, fear of heights... )

Classy yet competitive. Treated everyone with kindness and respect. Proof that strong women don't have to be mean to get ahead.

Super positive and supportive of each other. Best ambassadors for US travelers - very respectful, polite and a joy to watch!

One of the strongest all-female teams ever on this show. Won 4 legs and never let their adversities get to them. - CloudInvasion

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6 Jaime and Cara

Spicy, determined and entertaining! They aren't the strongest team but it didn't stop them from almost winning the race. The race needs more racers like them!

Jaime and Cara were the true underdogs for their time not coming in first yet placing second in Season 14!

7 Gary and Mallory

When they smile I smile and when they cry I cry

Mal is so funny! Wish they had won 18

I like Mallory a lot she has blonde hair and she it cute I really like her look
I rooted for her team at The Amazing Race 17

Mallory was the best

8 Adam and Bethany

These two are by far my favorite team that has EVER competed on this race. Through her tragedy, they both still always thought positive and kept on pushing through. Even though they didn't win, I'm still happy they are doing great. Bethany's even pregnant now!

I liked the scientists okay, but I wish they had won. Their relationship was awesome. I'm just glad the dentists didn't win, honestly!

I think they are a match made in heaven. Bethany was the sweetheart of the season and she dominated most of the tasks. It was definitely a great team to watch and it was one of the saddest moments when they finished in 3rd I thought they deserved the win more than anybody there

They were amazing!

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9 Nick and Starr

They were the epitome of the perfect team. They were consistent, efficient, strong, clever, got along phenomenally, resilient, and they were the jack of all trades and master of all.

They worked great together! We're consistent almost the whole race and came out with what they deserved... They won! Winning 7/11 legs including the final leg.

Nick and Starr were near perfection in TAR. They won 7 legs of 11 and were always getting along very well. What more could you ask for in a winning team? - CloudInvasion

The ideal winning team I like to see on TAR. They got along well, had several consistent finishes, and pushed through every obstacle.

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10 Margie and Luke

They always seem to find a terrible challenge in every season

Season 14: Surfboard

Season 18: tea

Season 24: The alcohol mixer( although, they didn't get eliminated there, it was still hard for them, because they could only do that challage, because of Luke's deafness)

But still, I love this team, and almost cried when Luke told Margie," I'm sorry, this is all my fault" in season 18

I have seen good communication in the first 13 seasons, but Margie and Luke had the best communication of any team out there. They are to me the second best parent/child team, behind Dave and Connor

Margie and Luke somehow even though Luke is deaf they have the best communication, better than any other team that has ran

Even when deaf, Luke still has better communication than most teams.

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The Contenders

11 Rob and Amber

Definitely should've made to finale on the all star season they were effortlessly winning 3 legs in a row and it was kinda boring after they left

They dominated on survivor and the amazing race. Not only the best TAR team, but the best reality T.V. contestants ever!

I'm still waiting for the day they go on Big Brother... - MrRealityTV


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12 Charla and Mirna

Definitely a very charismatic team who worked harder and smarter than a lot of teams. They are responsible for most of my most memorable moments on TAR

One of the rudest most annoying teams on the amazing race. KICK THEM OFF OF THIS LIST! - GnerdRage

They'd probably win the reward if the most spiciest team to run the race

The best team ever! Very strong!

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13 Joey and Meghan

Joey and Meghan are one of the most positive looking teams on the Amazing Race ever. Every time the do a task, they always look at the positive side of things and they always have faith and are one of the funniest teams ever on the race.

I love these two! Season 24 was horrible, and they should've lasted much longer. Oh well, at least they ran 13 legs. Definitely a fun loving, positive, and competitive team.

So positive even when everyone was against them.

Love them

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14 B.J. and Tyler

They were truly the best team ever with a fun loving spirit and contagious energy.

They got along so well and constantly pushed through even the worst of scenarios in TAR. I am so glad they won. - CloudInvasion

They had a fun time rather then yelling at each other it was just more fun to watch.

Loved them

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15 Dave and Connor

I just have to say this, Dave and Connor won two legs on Season 22 with a crutch. So just imagine how they would have been without crutches, they would have dominated the race. But in Season 24, that thought became a reality as they did dominate All-Stars despite having the Cowboys and the Globetrotters in the race. Their withdrawal of the race is tied for the most devastating exit on the race with Zev and Justin.

Give them a little more credit. They're both cancer survivors, they won two legs with Dave on one leg, and continued to dominate their second season. One of the greatest winners.

All-star teams! Won they're last 2 legs before withdraw!

Won two legs with one of them on a crutch. Enough said.

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16 Tim and Marie

I love this team so much yes they fight and bicker all the time but they always seem to get to the end yes so I just love them so much and I love Maria she's like one of the most funny angry alpha characters I will tell m I love this team so much yes they fight and bicker all the time but they always seem to get to the end yes so I just love them so much and I love Marie she's like one of the most funny angry alpha characters I've seen in The amazing race and Tim is more like a calmer guy but he sure is funny watch the introduction video on YouTube very funny

For Tim, I liked him and he was a great guy but Marie was annoying, controlling, and pathetic

Why are they on the list. I've seen season 23 and I'm sure they got into a fight between all 11 teams including themselves

They fought all the time. Marie went on with him because she was too pathetic to find anyone else. She has no friends she she goes with her ex-husband

I didn't really like how she used the express pass, but I LOVED HER REACTION DURING THE SNAKE EATING #IDontKnowHowToBoilEggs

17 Lyn and Karlyn

First all female team to make it to the final 3 despite being one of the least athletic competitors. Overcame many obstacles including the yield and many physical challenges. Plus the rivalry with Dustin and Kandice was pretty memorable too.

If they won Season 10 then there would be a lot of comparisons to Sandra because as Sandra proved your only goals should be the not get voted out and secure the win at the end, Lyn and Karlyn showed us to just not finish last and be first in the last leg

One of the most underrated teams. They beat out Dustin and Kandace who practically one all-stars, so they deserve credit.

I think they are a great team

18 Becca and Floyd

I love these guys! They're so positive and hard-working.

Theresa are really funny

There my favorite team ever hope they win Tar 31

They are so positive together and make jokes.

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19 Zev and Justin

The combination of amazing and race fit perfectly for these two and the reward for most devastating elimination

They were my favorite team of all time.

Amazing people with a funny kick

I only like them because I have Asperger's too.

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20 Jaymes and James

Definitely they'd get a tie for the most positive award with Joey and Meghan but they did better overall

Should've won season 21. They got jipped out of the million dollars. Definitely should have been theirs.

21 Meredith and Gretchen

Old but kick some ass of younger competitors

Made it to leg 10 beating out stronger and younger teams

I get that they have some underdog elderly people upside, and I liked them toward the beginning...But each leg they were pretty bad and depended on another team bumble-effing their way through worse than they did. Even that I could look past, but every time Gretchen gets frustrated and makes that very loud, very annoying "OHHH" sound I just want to turn off the T.V.. On my rewatch it was particularly bad.

22 Flight Time and Big Easy

These guys should be higher, they're good racers considering I believe they got second in Unfinished Business and they always bring entertainment.

They should be at least # 3 or higher because 31 legs of amazing race is hard to get through

Made the show entertaining but was also good at the race

What?! 29 these guys deserve better.

23 Kris and Jon

One of the most friendly and cohesive teams to ever run the race.

Season 6 was undoubtedly TAR's most horrendous season, but here comes Kris and Jon with their great spirit and consistent finishes to save the day! I wish they won.

Kris and Jon were definitely the shining stars of the worst season of the amazing race ever.

The perfect example of how a romance couple team should be on the race. And also the perfect example of how teams should be in foreign countries by respecting the people and their cultures. As Kris said when in China during the race “it’s not their fault they can’t speak English, we are in their country, it’s our fault we can’t communicate with them”. Definitely my favourite team of all time!

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24 Andy and Tommy

These guys ruled the race and they were fun to watch!

Rock, Paper, Scissors before Roadblocks

How are they not number 1? Best team ever!

Incredible team won 6 legs of the race.

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25 Leo and Jamal

The most entertaining and hilarious team so far. Definitely should have been in the top three.

Surviving 3 you turns is odds on amazing and they should've made the finals twice

"You've killed my brother! " Lol, that challenge in Rome was funny. In comedy, you're team number 1 in my books

My favorite team on the entire 30 seasons so far.

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26 Linda and Karen

I love the bowling moms. They could have been in the final 3, but they got completely screwed by the INSANELY difficult roadblock.

27 Uchenna and Joyce

Uchenna and Joyce were my favorite team along with Ken and Gerard and Bethany and Dirk. These two people are great compassionate people who I rooted for right from the start. I'm so happy they won and hope everything works out for them. Best of luck to them and the other two teams.

Really surprised they aren't higher up. They were the definition of a team. They weren't nasty or crude. Good clean race, helped others and still won. It was also the best win on Amazing Race history.

28 Jason and Amy
29 Meghan and Cheyne

These two are probably my favorite couple to ever compete on the amazing race. They were super sweet and funny and remained positive for the whole race. Plus they had great teamwork and rarely got mad at eachother. Not to mention being both athletic and smart.

30 Toni and Dallas

I don't really like them, not because they weren't good, but I LOVE MARGIE AND LUKE and people were always saying that because they lost the passports they should have been on all stars

31 Vanessa and Ralph


32 Ernie and Cindy
33 Rachel and Dave

These two proved that dogged determination and single minded pursuit to be better at every task is the key to success. Yes, they bickered...normal for any couple but their bickering only served as fuel to do the best they can instead of slowing them down. Opposite personalities that work together for the same common goal.

More wins than any other team ever on Amazing Race. Dave's attention to detail and military precision in approaching each task coupled with Rachel's enthusiasm and "can do" attitude in anything put in their way is what made this team formidable.

Although having the dramatic fights necessary for an in-love team, they set the record with 8 first place finishes, including the final leg.

34 Pamela and Winnie

Even though they got lost in like every episode they were a funny and strong team that never gave up

35 Tara and Wil

The won lots of leg and were amazing competitors

36 Natalie and Nadiya

Most annoying contestants ever

Personally, I knew they would be first eliminated. But on survivor, even though Nadiya was first gone, Natalie pushed on! Come on Natalie win for Nadiya! #TeamNatalie.

The Twinnies were actually really annoying. - Turkeyasylum

I used to like the twins, but thanks to another list (not in TTs), I will now hate them forever.

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37 Kynt and Vyxsin
38 Rob and Brennan

Never fought once and played completely fair. Deserve more credit

Proof that teamwork and a good attitude can win you the race! - GnerdRage

Had some of the best teamwork

The 1st winners of the amazing race deserve more credit than 31

39 Colin and Christie

A lot of people hated Colin and Christie, but I actually liked them. Sure Colin yelled a lot but he actually does care. Unlike most couples who yell just to yell, Colin yells because he cares about Christie and wants her to try her best. They also show great times of compassion like the Caviar challenge. - FallenApostle

The reason why they were so great was because Colin was just a red hot angry man that was ready to burst and he had the audacity to say Hakuna Matata to the Tanzanian officer and he quoted my ox is broken, I love this team and would love to have them back on the show. And I believe they would've been great to return because maybe with their experience as parents maybe they learned to be more patient

Excelled even against tougher than usual completion. They would have won easily if not for a postponed flight in Calgary and still might have done so if not for a flat tire on their limo on the last leg.

My ox is broken. That is all.

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40 Eric and Jeremy

HUH?!? Eric and Jeremy were constantly making horrible remarks about Danielle and Dani! Why are they on here

Them and BJ and Tyler absolutely dominated season 9.

41 Burnie and Ashley

By far my favorite team of this season. I was routing for them all the way. Their positive attitudes and encouragement of one another was so sweet and inspiring.

They are the best team ever!

42 Ken and Gerard

HOW THE HELL ARE THESE TWO GUYS NOT HIGHER. The two of them had such a great attitude and energy, I enjoyed every time it cut to that team. I really wanted them to win, and I was bummed to see Flo & Zach take the W! - GnerdRage

Snarky, effective and happy team

They were hilarious

Awesome, funny, and never fought
A dynamic duo.

43 Sheri and Cole

Such positive attitudes, they were so great.

Biggest underdogs ever!

So postitive

44 Kym and Alli
45 Frank and Margarita

Probably my favorite TAR 1 team. Kinda wish they won over Rob and Brennan. - Turkeyasylum

True competitors.

46 Trey and Lexi

How are they this low they dominated there season winning numerous legs

47 Nicky and Kim
48 Justin and Diana

Horrid personalities, yet still strong game-wise

This team has dominated this season of the race.6 first place wins out of 9'legs.

49 Brodie and Kurt

They are awful. Yeah, they won four legs, but when Brodie had to do that puzzle Roadblock, he got stuck and used the Express Pass. And even then, they BARELY won the leg. Brodie sucked at everything.

Brodie was the most annoying person in the whole race, always shouting, and never able to do a challenge correctly.

50 Tyler and Korey

Love them so much! Such funny guys, their comments never fail to make me laugh. Best friendship and teamwork so far this season I reckon. Hope they win!

Tyler and Korey are adorable and I love these funny guys. Their friendship is phenomenal, and their kind to everyone.

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