NFL Survivor Football Pools

The Survivor Football Pool is the most popular format for the NFL. It's one of the easiest pools to play, but can be the toughest to win, especially in larger pools. Basically you just have to keep picking winners. Once you've picked a loser, you're eliminated from the pool. In a season with a lot of early upsets, there is a solid opportunity to run a 2nd pool in the same season.

The Survivor Football Pool is sometimes called an Eliminator Pool or Suicide Pool. If you flip the pool to pick losers instead of winners, it's often referred to as a Loser Pool (which is different from our Loser Football format).

Fun Fact: The Survivor Football Pool was our most popular football format in 2016 and 2017.

How to Play

  1. Entrants pick one team each week of the NFL regular season with the intention of the selection winning.
  2. If the team selected wins or ties, the entry survives to the following week.
  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 week.
  5. The final surviving entry is the winner, unless there are multiple teams alive after Week 18.
  6. Teams may only be selected one time for the duration of the pool.

Options

Losers - Pick Losers instead of Winners to 'Survive'.

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

Strikes/Lives - Allow teams more than one 'loss' or 'strike' prior to them being eliminated.

Start Week - Want to start a 2nd chance survivor pool? Start a pool with the first pick some time after Week 1.

Survivor Football Pools will be available on or before 2022/05/26 12:00pm.

Site News

  • Nov 26, 2022 - Tonight's Columbus/Nashville game has been postponed due to a water main break near the arena. The game has been moved out of the week and picks for it cleared. Please make a new selection for the week.
  • Nov 18, 2022 - Late Entries - We've set up the ability for managers to allow for late entries for non-Elimination or Bracket style pools. Pool Managers can find the option in the Update Settings within the Pool Admin section.
  • Oct 26, 2022 - Service Interruption - Our server providers have a scheduled down-time on Wednesday, November 2nd, sometime after 9pm Eastern. They have a 4 hour window, but the interruption should only be 10 minutes or so.
  • Oct 12, 2022 - Just an FYI - the Week 6 game between the Cardinals and Seahawks may end up being moved to 5:30pm Eastern on Sunday. If the Mariners/Astros series goes to a 4th game, this game will be pushed back from 4:05pm Eastern.