Online Sports Pools

Welcome to was created in 2006 to provide an easy to use, customizable interface for a variety of NFL and NCAA College Bowl pools. We take away the need for manual spreadsheets and scoring by giving an easy to use pick interface as well as handling all of league scoring and standings for you.

2020 NFL Season

There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the 2020 NFL season. As of now, we're still preparing as if there will be a full 17 week regular season and playoffs. We're very aware of the fact that it may not happen, and could be canceled at any point, so we have come up with policy around when a pool is considered complete. Please read it and if you don't agree with what we have proposed, it may be worth sitting out the season. We're also going to try to keep you up to date with players that have opted out of playing in 2020 or are currently on the Reserve/Covid list. If you have any questions or concerns around our plans for 2020, please feel free to contact us.

Starting a new pool

To start a new online pool you follow four easy steps

  1. New User: Register a new account
    Existing User: Login to
  2. Click on the "Start a new BenchSports League" Link
  3. Select your custom settings
  4. Invite your friends

Create Your Own BenchSports Pool

What is included in my pool?

  • Exceptional and timely customer service
  • Easy to use interface for maintaining a league and entering picks
  • Season and weekly standings
  • Custom pool settings
  • Administrator override capabilities
  • Scenario Tracker - allows you to simulate results

If you have any questions, issues or suggestions please contact us at or view our frequently asked questions.

Free 2020 NFL Pools

We're currently hosting/sponsoring a trio of free NFL pools for our users. We have a SuperContest/Pick 5 style pick'em pool as well as a Survivor pool and a Loser pool, with a chance to win various NFL related prizing (still to be determined).

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Free NFL Pools last season. Congrats to our winners!

BenchSports Open (Pick 5)

Pick 5 games each week against the spread. Most correct picks wins. Similar to the SuperContest held annually in Las Vegas.

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BenchSports Elimination Challenge

Our classic Survivor/Knockout pool. Pick 1 team each week to win. Keep picking different winners to be the last one standing.

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BenchSports Losers Win Contest

Pick 1 team each week to lose. Get points if they do. Last years Champs are worth 32 to the worst team worth 1. Most points wins.

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