A coaching change, a basketball postseason ban, a pandemic that continues to rage on... It’s been a long offseason. You don’t need me to tell you that.
But... we made it. Somehow, some way, we made it.
So, now that you’re all here, and we’re all feeling those warm fuzzies before kickoff, it’s time to start cutting you down again. You thought football season was all fun and games? Well, it is all games I guess. But it isn’t all fun!
Today, I bring you our favorite game on this here website - the Unofficial Official College & Mag Survivor Pool v5.
For those who haven’t played, the rules are simple. Each week, you are to pick one SEC team to win their game. If you pick correctly, you advance. If you do not, well, see you next year I guess. Once you pick a team, though, you may not pick them again. If you decide to pick Alabama over Miami this week, you may not pick Alabama the rest of the year.
As usual, you can only pick a team who is playing a P5 opponent. No picking Auburn over Akron, or LSU over Central Michigan. I will go ahead and make a ruling on this now - you can pick Ole Miss over Liberty, who is an Independent.
All picks should be made in the comment section of the post, which will go up on Wednesdays. Picks must be submitted by kickoff of the game you are picking.
Those who have been around will know, but a word of advice for any new players - go ahead and outline your picks for the season now. You don’t want to be the one with no eligible teams left to pick in October when everyone is on a BYE.
Before we get to picking games, let’s take a moment to appreciate our previous survivors:
- 2017 (v1) - A bunch of folks (it was way too easy)
- 2018 (v2) - AubieNova
- 2019 (v3) - Foy Onion
- 2020 (v4) - miles55
Congrats, folks. Don’t embarrass yourselves this year. Let’s try and make it to November this time, shall we?
Eligible teams to be picked in bold.
#14 Miami vs #1 Alabama (in Atlanta) - 2:30 CT
#5 Georgia vs #3 Clemson (in Charlotte) - 6:30 CT
#16 LSU at UCLA - 7:30 CT
Ole Miss vs Louisville (in Atlanta) - 7:00 CT Monday