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 17.
  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 2020/08/05 10:00am.

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.