How A Survivor Pool Works

Survivor Pool Join Deadline - Pro: September 11th - College: September 3rd

1. Find A Pool

Create A Pool
Join A Pool

Create a pool to compete against, family, friends, coworkers, your scout troop, whoever. Pools can be public for all to join or private with passwords so you can control membership.

Join an already existing pool. Be it one you’ve been invited to or a public one where you want to put your picking ability to the test.

2. Submit Your Picks

After you've joined some pools you'll need to submit a pick for a team you believe will win their game that week. Careful though, as you can only pick a team once per season.

If you’re in a pro football pool all teams will be available for picking any given week. If you’re playing in a college football pool only the top 25 ranked teams will be available each week.

3. Sit Back And Watch

Once the first college or pro football game of the week is in progress picking is locked. So be sure to get your picks in on time each week.

After that it’s all up to the guys on the field. You just have to sit back, watch, and hope you made the right picks for the week.

4. Pick Again

Your Pick Won
Your Pick Lost

Your Pick Won: You move on to pick again next week.

The cycle continues until you pick wrong or are the last one standing in your pool. Best of Luck.

Your Pick Lost: You’re eliminated.

You're eliminated from the pool. Don't worry though. New pools can be started up to week 6. Try your luck again against new opponents.


The Big Board!

The Big Board is a running chat for discussion about football... And anything else.*

*Except a few things. No religion, politics, keep it civil.

Recent Posts:

RITWIC on Oct 09th 2022 - 9:26pm EDT

Why aren’t picks locked

Anonymous Fan. on Oct 01st 2022 - 11:48am EDT

Thank you for the feedback Rushmore. We've received some feedback from others about this.

To give people optimal time to get picks in at the start of the season we were only allowing college and pro teams playing on Saturday and Sunday to be eligible for picking.

This made picks for pro football overly difficult we're realizing.

So today we've rolled out some changes:

  • All teams not on a bye for pro football will now be eligible for picking. Regardless of the day they play.
  • Teams playing soon (roughly 2-3 hours or less before kickoff) or that have already played will be marked ineligible for the rest of the week.
  • People who have picked a team that is now marked ineligible won't be able to modify their pick for any reason. This is to prevent people from gaming the system and modifying a pick after their team has lost or won but they realize a better path going forward for picks.

Hopefully this gives everyone more flexibility to play and get their picks in but stops anyone from cheating or abusing the system.

Thanks for playing and putting up with us as we work to make this service as good as possible.

Anonymous Fan. on Sep 21st 2022 - 8:33pm EDT

The nfl version is only giving me 24 teams to choose from. All the heavy faves are not an option to pick.

Anonymous Fan. on Aug 15th 2022 - 9:34pm EDT

Hey everyone the AP Top 25 for the 2022 Pre-Season has been revealed!

As a result the new pool creation for the 2022 season has been opened.

As a format change, this year we are going to be testing only allowing college football teams playing on Saturday to be picked in a pool.

Additionally only teams playing on Sunday for pro football will be allowed to picked for Pro Football Pools.

This will give everyone more time to submit their picks any given week since the turnarounds are getting increasingly short between games as TV networks spread them across more days each week.

Anonymous Fan. on Aug 11th 2022 - 9:44pm EDT

Football season 2022 starts in just a few weeks. We'll be opening pool creation tomorrow afternoon.

Anonymous Fan. on Sep 09th 2021 - 6:32pm EDT

We're going to skip the first weeks NFL games as picks since we had site difficulties today due to Russian spammers. Go figure.

Anonymous Fan. on Aug 16th 2021 - 9:58pm EDT

We've got the AP Top 25 Pre Season out today.
For anyone who hasn't seen it I'll post it below.
I'll include some interesting facts too and mark any teams that are appearing in the top 25 for the first time since this site was created with a ^.

  • Alabama
  • Oklahoma
  • Clemson
  • THE Ohio State
  • Georgia
  • Texas A&M
  • Iowa State
  • Cincinnati
  • Notre Dame
  • UNC ^
  • Oregon
  • Wisconsin
  • Florida
  • Miami
  • USC
  • LSU
  • Indiana ^
  • Iowa
  • Penn State
  • Washington
  • Texas
  • Coastal Carolina ^
  • Louisiana ^
  • Utah
  • Arizona State

Anonymous Fan. on Aug 15th 2021 - 10:19pm EDT

Football is right around the corner and pool creation for both college and pro football are now open.