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.

Create a New Survivor Football Pool Join an Existing Survivor Football Pool

Site News

  • Sep 19, 2022 - It looks like there was an issue with the pool notices that went out this morning. The number of entries weren't being pulled in correctly, so the amount was incorrect for any pools over the base amount. We will run the process again shortly with the correct amounts.
  • Sep 7, 2022 - Reminder: NFL lines will be posted Wednesday evenings at roughly 5pm Vegas time (as we use the lines from Westgate's SuperContest).
  • Jun 15, 2022 - The full field is set for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and pools are now available. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out sooner rather than later.
  • Apr 1, 2022 - The World Cup draw is complete and we've slotted all of the teams that have already qualified and we'll set up the full schedule in the coming days. We plan to open up for 2022 World Cup pools after the remaining qualifiers in June.