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.

They are my all time favorite team. They're funny, smart, athletic, and work very well with each other. They should have won TAR 16!

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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!

Watermelon. Remember Claire's first challenge.

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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... )

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

Go kat! Both on survivor and amazing race (two, different people. ) - moonwolf


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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

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

Their chemistry was just unbelievable. They also never fought together, and they always remained positive

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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.

Local Catholic school used them as an example of how siblings should get along.

One of the first ever dominant teams

10 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

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

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

Just one word... Flawless!

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The Contenders

11 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. - naFrovivuS

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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

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

The most fun team! The sausage eating detour from all stars season still makes me laugh!

Most entertaining team ever!
"I think she's a prostitute."
"But the prostitute would know where the disco is." - naFrovivuS

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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.

I love these two!

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14 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. - naFrovivuS

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

You guys spelled Connor wrong... LEO AND JAMAL ARE RIGHT BELOW HERE! I FEEL THE NEED TO VOTE FOR THEM! - brendandog2003

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15 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

16 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

17 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

Best team ever,

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18 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.

19 Becca and Floyd

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

Theresa are really funny

They Haf to win


20 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.

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