It's not like that, because in S10 all the teams flew to China, all the teams did a task, and then there was the non-PS. This time out, the teams have a challenge at the starting line, in which they will get their clue upon completion, and the last team to finish () ends up not being able to go on the race at all.Click to see Spoiler:the married vegans
As for the teams being cast the way they are, I read an interview saying that it wasn't really intentional for one of the more recent seasons to not have as many M/M teams, thus it probably isn't intentional that Tiff/Maria are the only F/F team. You've got a lot of different bonds though-dad/son, brothers, best friends, teammates...so it's very good to see that it's not all just "friends" comprising two mactors per team. With these "celebs", I don't consider a former Miss America, two top female poker players, and two Harlem Globetrotters to be mactors.