"I don’t know anyone who doesn’t absolutely love this pool."
– Bill Simmons
The Ultimate March Madness Survivor Pool
It's simple. Pick winners and advance.
Pick losers and either rebuy or you're eliminated.
For full rules click here
The goal is to pick winning teams throughout March Madness. You just need teams to win outright, not against the spread.
First, you can only pick a team once. Period.
You must get your picks in before the first game starts, even if you’re not making a pick in the first game.
On the first Friday of the tournament you must pick 2 winners. If both your teams win, you advance to Saturday. If one or both your picks lose, you must pick 4 winners on Saturday to advance to Sunday.
If you picked 2 winners on Friday then you only need to pick 2 winners on Saturday to advance to Sunday.
If your picks win on Saturday, whether it’s your 2 picks or 4 picks, you advance to Sunday and you only need to pick 1 winner.
If any of your picks lose on Saturday you must pick 5 winners in the Sunday games to advance to Monday.
If your Sunday picks win, you only need to pick 1 winner on Monday. If any of your Sunday picks lose, you have one final chance. You must make 6 picks on Monday to advance to the second week.
Again, you can only pick a team once.
If your Monday picks win, you only have to pick 1 winner per day for the rest of the tournament.
If you lose, you’re eliminated.
The person that makes it the furthest in the tournament wins the pool.