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 2022/06/10 10:00am.

Site News

  • 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.
  • Feb 16, 2022 - Thanks to everyone that participated in football pools with us this season. We hope you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you all again in the fall!
  • Jan 26, 2022 - We will be updating hockey pools that are still going, to include the weeks that were going to be the Olympic break. We hope to have the necessary changes made by midnight tonight.
  • Dec 17, 2021 - There have been some games rescheduled in Week 15. Ensure you're up to date on the changes and be prepared for any cancellations! We will treat cancellations as if they're not on the schedule instead of awarding any forfeitures. Make your selections accordingly.