Best U.S. Amazing Race Teams

The Top Ten
1 Jet and Cord

They were pretty much the best all-around team. They worked together really well, they were 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 second to Dan and Jordan, my heart broke 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 would 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. Maybe if The Amazing Race decides to do an All-Star Unfinished Business combination, they'll be back for another season.

2 Dustin and Kandice

I really liked these two, my favorite team from Season 10. They weren't the stereotypical blondes who were dumb and weak and used their looks to get ahead. They were smart, strong, and fun to watch. I was disappointed they didn't win.

Great racers. They made smart decisions by not aligning themselves with anyone else (particularly on a season like TAR10, where an otherwise smart team raced like idiots by aligning themselves with two mediocre teams).

These beauty queens may have been sneaky to some people, but I really loved them because they performed great. They definitely proved that an all-female team can win TAR.

3 Brook and Claire

I love them because they were so fun to watch with their kisses and strong performance throughout S17. Also, the watermelon hitting Claire's face is still one of the most memorable moments for me in TAR history.

So fun to watch these two! How they stay positive on all tasks, even after the watermelon hit, and after fights... they are just good and fun! I want to see them come back again!

The only team that made me laugh more was Kevin and Drew from season one. I feel like they should've won. They were the only team to ever get U-turned and not get eliminated.

4 Bopper and Mark

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.

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.

All-around amazing team. They were always positive and did pretty well. I wish they came back for All-Stars, though.

5 Nat and Kat

They were so awesome to watch because they never bickered with each other. It was amazing to see them make history as the first all-female team to win.

Classy yet competitive. They 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 U.S. travelers - very respectful, polite, and a joy to watch!

6 Adam and Bethany

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

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 third. I thought they deserved the win more than anybody there.

7 Margie and Luke

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.

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 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.

8 Gary and Mallory

Mallory just made the race so much more fun to watch!

Mallory is so funny! Wish they had won season 18.

9 Nick and Starr

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

They worked great together! They were consistent almost the whole race and came out with what they deserved. They won! Winning 7 out of 11 legs, including the final leg.

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

10 Tim and Marie

I surprisingly really liked Tim and Marie. I didn't think I would, but as the race went on, I found Marie becoming less mean, and the relationship between the two was sort of funny.

I was really impressed with Marie's performance in the Roadblock for the final leg before the finale. She came to the task in last place, and they won because of her. I can definitely understand why people don't like them, but this is just my opinion.

The Contenders
11 Becca and Floyd

This team is by far one of the most hardworking, dedicated, and fun teams on The Amazing Race. Their optimism brought them all the way to fifth place on both S29 and S31. They were featured on S31 because they were one of the most wonderful, amazing teams on The Amazing Race.

I truly wanted Becca and Floyd to win S29 and S31, but small, crucial mistakes can bring you down. Hopefully, they get featured on The Amazing Race one or more times in the near future. They were a FUNSTOPPABLE and unforgettable team. Their dedication, persistence, and perseverance made them one of the strongest teams on TAR S31 and TAR S29.

Team Fun never threatened another team. For them to be U-Turned by a team was a strategic yet horrible decision because they were a great team. Becca's climbing and Floyd's drumming brought them far in every circumstance. Funstoppable!

12 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!

13 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.

Just big, hulking, good-natured guys who didn't take themselves too seriously. I liked their second season best.

Why are they not higher? I found them so funny! One of my favorite teams definitely.

14 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.

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."

15 B.J. and Tyler

Funny to watch and they had the most fun. They took life as it came and took the opportunity to enjoy the experience. You could tell Jeff enjoyed them too by the way he grinned every time they showed up.

Best team ever! Best attitude, best smiles, and best teamwork! I've watched every season and they are still my favorite! Hope life has been good to them.

Best team ever! They were so nice and enjoyed everything. They and the frat boys dominated the whole season.

16 Rob and Amber

They dominated on Survivor and The Amazing Race. Not only the best TAR team, but the best reality TV contestants ever!

Can't stand Rob, and Amber was a bit of a wet blanket, but they're one of the ten best teams in TAR history.

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

17 Joey and Meghan

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

Always positive, and the first team I recognized before watching the show. Best of season 22, fourth of season 24.

18 Andy and Tommy

Those snowboarders were super awesome to watch due to their strong performance throughout season 19 and their rock-paper-scissors before roadblocks in the early legs.

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

How are they not number one? Best team ever!

19 Leo and Jamal

Obnoxious (at least in their first season), but they get points for wresting the "most legs run" title from Rachel, and they were strong in all three of their seasons.

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

Obnoxious at first but funny and competitive. They definitely looked better character-wise on their second appearance.

20 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 each other. Not to mention being both athletic and smart.

21 Jason and Amy

Jason and Amy won second place on six of their legs and won first place twice, showing that they were a consistent team. They were also very nice to the other teams, especially their allies Nicole and Travis. They are very deserving TAR winners.

22 Vanessa and Ralph
23 Jaymes and James

They were so fun to watch, and the reason they competed for their families was incredibly emotional and inspirational. Also, I'm glad they won those awesome Ford Escape cars.

It broke my heart when they didn't win. I wanted them to win from leg 1, and to see them get better and better as the race went on gave me hope. They really deserved to win.

They were so much fun and had great attitudes. Even though they had a rocky start, they deserved to win over the Beekman Boys. I am glad that they won the cars, though.

24 Ernie and Cindy
25 Dave and Connor

I just have to say this: Dave and Connor won two legs on Season 22 with a crutch. Imagine how they would have been without crutches. They would have dominated the race. In Season 24, that thought became a reality as they dominated All-Stars, despite having the Cowboys and the Globetrotters in the race.

Their withdrawal from 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.

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