The Loser Football Pool is hands down our favourite football pool at HostedPools.com. It’s actually the pool that started it all, as we were setting one up and were unable to find any sites that had this format. As far as I know, we’re still the only one offering it.
The Loser Pool is a very unique format, and is a great change for people bored of the same old pick’em type pool. It’s a great challenge for even the best of cappers.
Loser Football Pool Basics
Every NFL team is assigned a point value for the season, which is the first round draft order for simplicity’s sake. The defending champion is worth 32 points, while the team with the worst record, earning the first overall pick is only worth 1 point.
For each week of the NFL season, including playoffs, you pick a team to lose their game. If they lose, you add the point value of that team to your running total for the season. If they win or the game ends in a tie, you get no points for that week. There is no restriction to the number of times an entry may select a team. At the end of the season, the highest score wins.
On HostedPools, our deadlines are always at 1 pm (Eastern) on Sundays, but we allow you to select a team from an earlier game as long as your pick is in prior to the listed game time.
Loser Football Pool Options
Set up one of our default pick options, so when someone forgets, or is unable to make a pick, they still end up with a selection according to the default pick criteria.