Due to a number of requests, HostedPools has added a pair of popular playoff football pool options for the 2016 NFL playoffs. We have been running pools of these types off-site for a number of years, and finally were able to add them to the site, thanks to some of the background changes made last off-season. Both formats will be available 2 weeks prior to the NFL playoffs each season, although picks won’t be available until all 12 playoff teams have been seeded.
Survivor Playoff Football Pool
Each week of the NFL playoff schedule, you pick a team to win their game. You may only pick a team one time for the duration of the playoff tournament. If they win their game, you move on. If they lose, or you run out of teams available to select, you’re eliminated. The last entry remaining is the winner. If multiple teams survive through the final, split the prize pool between them.
Bracket/Pick’Em Playoff Football Pool
Pick the entire playoff tournament bracket (remembering to reseed the teams for the Divisional round) prior to the first game. For each correct pick, you earn points, with correct picks in later rounds being more valuable. The entry with the most points at the end of the playoffs is the winner. If multiple teams are tied, you may split the pot. You may also use a tiebreaker to determine the ultimate winner.
Playoff football pools will start at the same base price as regular season pools, but you’ll be able to have twice as many entries included, with the first tier being up to 50 entries. If you managed a regular season football pool in the same season, you may be eligible for further discounts on your playoff pool. Contact us for details.
Note: We’re also planning on adding similar playoff hockey options for the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs.