The Margin Football Pool is one of the wildest, volatile football pools you’ll ever be a part of. Most often, they go right down to the final week, and no lead ever seems safe, which makes it both stressful, and highly entertaining. They are also sometimes referred to as Plus/Minus Pools.
Margin Football Pool Basics
For each week of the NFL regular season, you pick a team and then your score for that week is based on the outcome of their game. If they win, you add the margin of victory to your running total for the season. If they lose, you deduct the margin of defeat from your running total for the season. Each entry may only select a team once for the duration of the pool. At the end of the regular 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.
Margin Football Pool Options
Double Pick Weeks (coming soon)
If you want to add a bit of a wrinkle into your pool, you can set up a couple double pick weeks, which tends to force you into selecting some teams that are in the bottom half of the standings. This adds some degree of difficulty. We have made some modifications to our back end to accomodate these, but they won’t be available until the 2016 season.
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.