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The Official Unofficial College & Mag Survivor Pool: v6.1

All hail schlanky!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JUL 21 SEC Football Kickoff Media Days

In the words of the a certain fan favorite Tiger troubadour...

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Yes, football season is here, and at College & Mag, that can only mean one thing... it’s time once again for the Survivor Pool.


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 Georgia over Oregon this week, you may not pick Georgia the rest of the year.

As usual, you can only pick a team who is playing a P5 opponent. No picking Auburn over Mercer, or Tennessee over Ball State. I will go ahead and make a ruling on this now - you can pick Arkansas over Cincinnati, since the Bearcats made the Playoff last year, or over BYU, since they’re kind of a middling Independent.

I’m going to introduce a new way to pick this year by utilizing a Google Form each week. Picks can still be made in the comments section as well, but I wanted to be able to allow our friends on various social media platforms to play as well. Lastly, picks MUST be made 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.

I will track the results in a Google Sheet, which I will share here each week. If you believe I put you down for the wrong pick, please let me know.

Previous Winners

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
  • 2021 (v5) - schlanky

Congrats, folks. Don’t embarrass yourselves this year. Or do, I can’t tell you what to do.

The Games

Eligible teams to be picked in bold. All times CT.

#3 UGA vs #11 Oregon (Atlanta, GA) - 2:30 PM

#23 Cincinnati @ #19 Arkansas - 2:30 PM

#7 Utah @ Florida - 6:00 PM

LSU vs Florida State (New Orleans, LA) - 6:30 PM Sunday

Good luck and happy picking!