Basketball Tournament Survivor Pools for 2024

The 'Survivor' pool format is one of the most popular here at, and our Survivor Pool for the tournament this March is no exception. Combine that with the popularity of the men's NCAA Basketball Tournament, and you've got a winning formula.

Start an NCAA Survivor Pool

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Here are the rules for our NCAA Survivor pools:

  • Each pool member chooses one team each day or round (configurable by the pool commissioner).
  • Each team can only be picked once throughout the tournament.
  • If a member's pick is correct, they survive until the next day/round.
  • An incorrect pick eliminates the player from the pool for the remainder of the tournament.
  • The goal is to be the last member standing at the end of the tournament.

The beauty of the Survivor pool format is that it is simple enough to allow almost anyone to participate in your private pool, while at the same time being challenging enough for even the biggest College Basketball fan.


The following samples are just a few of the reports you'll see for your Survivor football pool.

Click to view more detailed samples:
Pick Summary
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Pick Sheet
All Picks Report

Making Picks makes the process of picking a team safe and simple. Gone are the days where members mistakenly pick a team they've already used. We keep track of each member's picks and prevent them from repicking a team.

Viewing Picks and Standings

We want to be able to see who everyone picked when we watch the games, but we don't want members basing their picks on other members picks. At, pool members are able to view all other pool members picks ONLY after the pick deadline has passed.

For viewing picks, we have designed two easy to understand reports. Our Pick Summary Report allows members to get a summary for the current picks and see a summary of eliminations to date. Our All Picks Report shows a history of the pool from the start, showing every pick made by every member in an easy-to-understand matrix. It is simple to see who is still alive and who has been eliminated.

How You'll Save Time

Running your College Basketball Tournament Survivor Pool has never been so easy:

  • No more collecting picks from your members. Members login to the website directly to make their picks.
  • No more error-ridden or illegible pick sheets.
  • No more tabulating strikes and who has been eliminated. Pool standings are automatically updated.
  • No more need to distribute standings. Members simply login to the site to see updates.

Start Your Pool Today

No Upfront Fee or Obligation!

Start your NCAA Survivor pool with us today. If you have any additional questions, please contact us via email at We're happy to answer any questions you may have.

Start an NCAA Survivor Pool


You can find pricing details on our Pricing page.

Brand Your Pool

Add your company or organization logo to customize the look of your Survivor pool. For more information, see our Brand Your Pool page.

Private Message Boards

Every NCAA Survivor pool hosted at includes a free, private message board. Your pool's message board, accessible only to your pool members, is a great way to communicate with members.

Frequently Asked Questions

The NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is an invite-only 68-team competition played annually across four separate geographic locations separated as West, East, MidWest and South. The tournament, which traditionally starts in mid-March and ends in early April, features both college conference winners and at-large bids in a seed system.

A NCAA Basketball Survivor Pool is a type of pool where participants select one team to win their game for every day of the tournament. Typically, entries are only allowed to select each team once and the last entry standing wins! Survivor pools are a really fun way for entries to compete and test their knowledge.