NFL Playoff Football Pools

New for the 2016 season, we have added a pair of Playoff Football pool formats. You can currently choose from our Survivor Playoff or Bracket Playoff options. We plan to add more options for next season as well.

Survivor Playoff Football Pool

How to Play

These are sometimes referred to as Eliminator Football pools as well. Entrants pick one team each week of the NFL playoffs with the intention of the selection winning. If the team selected wins or ties, the entry survives to the following week. If the team selected loses, the entry is eliminated from the pool. If all remaining teams lose during a week, they all move on to the next week. The final surviving entry is the winner, unless there are multiple teams alive after the championship game. Teams may only be selected one time for the duration of the pool.

Options

Default Picks - Choose from several options to assign a team to an entry that doesn't make a pick prior to the deadline.

Survivor Playoff Football Pools will be available for 2 weeks prior to NFL playoffs starting.

Bracket Playoff Football Pool

How to Play

These are basically Pick'em style pools, where you pick the entire playoff results prior to the first game. Entrants pick the winner of each game through the playoff bracket (remember the #1 seed plays the lowest remaining seed in the 2nd round). If the team selected wins their game that round, they are awarded the point value for that round (1 for Wild Card, 2 for Divisional, 3 for Conference and 5 for Championship). The entry with the most points at the end of the playoff tournament is the winner.

Options

No options currently available

Survivor Playoff Football Pools will be available for 2 weeks prior to NFL playoffs starting.

Site News

  • Nov 22, 2017 - We've added a Slack workspace to communicate with pool managers. You can find a link to our workspace at the bottom of the site. It's the hashtag looking icon under Connect With HostedPools. We will be integrating it with our Trello boards so you can keep tabs on what ideas are out there as well as what we're currently working on.
  • Nov 1, 2017 - We've moved some of the manager specific menu items into the Manager Tools dashboard to tidy up the menu on mobile devices. We're also adding some reports as well as a simple text editor for the pool note and pool emails to the Manager Tools as part of a revamp of that section.
  • Oct 26, 2017 - We're working on bringing pick reminders back to the site. New registrations will have the option to allow them when they register. All existing users will have them turned on by default but will be able to turn them off on the account page.
  • Sep 6, 2017 - The NFL has officially moved the Tampa Bay/Miami game to their mutual Week 11 bye. As a result, we have moved the game to Week 11 and it is no longer available for selection in Week 1. Any entries that had selected Tampa or Miami have had their selection cleared, and were sent an email notification to update their selection.