NFL Playoff Football Pools

We currently offer a few simple Playoff Football pool formats. You can choose from our Survivor Playoff, Bracket Playoff or Pick'em Playoff options. They run the for the 4 round NFL playoffs and you can add several more teams for the price of a regular season pool.

Survivor Playoff Football Pool

How to Play

  1. Entrants pick one team each round of the NFL playoffs with the intention of the selection winning.
  2. If the team selected wins or ties, the entry survives to the following round.
  3. If the team selected loses, the entry is eliminated from the pool.
  4. If all remaining teams lose during a week, they all move on to the next round.
  5. The final surviving entry is the winner, unless there are multiple teams alive after the championship game.
  6. Teams may only be selected one time for the duration of the pool - which complicates things with so few teams in the playoffs.

Options

Default Picks - Choose from several options to assign a pick to an entry that doesn't make a selection 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

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

Options

No options currently available

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

Pick'em Playoff Football Pool

How to Play

  1. Entrants pick the winners of every game each week of the NFL playoffs.
  2. For each correct pick, the entry earns 1 point.
  3. If the team selected ties or pushes (in spread pools), the entry gets a half point.
  4. The entry with the most total points at the end of the playoffs is the winner.

Options

Spread - Judge outcomes based on the Hosted Pools listed spread.

Pick'em Playoff Football Pools will be available for 2 weeks prior to NFL playoffs starting.

Site News

  • Mar 6, 2021 - Hosted Pools is venturing into Soccer/Futbol this summer with the Euro 2020, which was postponed from last year due to the pandemic. You will be able to set up a Pick'em or a Bracket pool for the event beginning in April, with the tournament kicking off on June 11.
  • Dec 31, 2020 - Happy New Year! Hopefully 2021 brings a little less craziness than 2020.
  • Dec 16, 2020 - NOTE: Week 15 features a pair of games on Saturday.
  • Nov 30, 2020 - BAL/PIT has now been moved to Wednesday afternoon. As of now, it still will count in Week 12 (assuming it's played). The Week 13 games for both teams have also been moved back a day each.