Calling All Armchair Quarterbacks

Calling All Armchair Quarterbacks

Are you pumped up for the kickoff of the 2012 college football season? So are we. That’s why in addition to our annual Santander Dealer NFL Pool, we are launching a separate college football competition. Presenting the Santander College Football Survivor Pool. Beginning August 30, this virtual gridiron game lets you pick a team each week from the Top 25. You must choose wisely–win and you move on, but pick a team that loses, and you’re out. There will be lots of great prizes up for grabs and winners will be announced every week. See below for a full list of rules and how this pool will work.

FYI: Week 1 game pick summaries will not be available until after the first game of the week has started or the weekly pick deadline has passed.

Here are the rules for our College Football Survivor pools:

  • Each pool member chooses one Top 25 college team each week.
  • Each team can only be picked ONCE per season.
  • Picks are made against the point spread.
  • If a member’s pick is correct, they survive until the next week.
  • An incorrect pick eliminates the player from the pool for the remainder of the season.
  • The goal is to be the the last member standing at the end of the season.

Making Picks

Unlike the Santander Dealer NFL Pool, members must pick against the spread in each game. Another twist is that the teams available to be picked can change week-to-week. Member’s can only choose from the nation’s top college teams for the current week, as determined by the AP Top 25. makes the process of picking a team each week safe and simple. There will be no weeks where members mistakenly pick a team they’ve already used. We keep track of each member picks and prevent them from repicking a team.

Viewing Picks and Standings

At, pool members are able to view all other pool members picks ONLY after the weekly pick deadline has passed. The weekly pick deadline is the start of the first Saturday game each week. For early games each week, members will be able to view picks once those games have begun and can no longer be picked or changed.


For those unfortunate members that get eliminated early, we have implemented a “Buy-Back” feature for our College Football Survivor pools. Using this feature, Santander Pool Administrators can reinstate members that have been eliminated from the pool in the previous week.

To Get Into the Game:If you participated in the Santander Dealer Football Pool, Basketball Pool or Golf Pool:

  • Go to the Login Page
  • Log in with your Username and Password
  • Click on “Join an Existing Pool” on the header and enter Pool ID number 17284 and Password drive123 click the Go button
  • Click on the “My Account” link on the top-right of all pages
  • Click on  “Santander College Football Survivor Pool”

This will ensure that you can keep using your existing log in and password.

If this is your first time logging in:

1. Go to the sign up page

2. Enter the following information:

a. In the Pool ID box, enter the number 17284

b. In the Pool Password box, enter ‘drive123’ (without the single quotes)

3. Fill out the form information, including a personal username and password. (Rest assured, this information will NOT be sold or utilized for spam email under ANY circumstances.)

4. Make your picks, with the ability to change them right up until your pool’s deadline.

• We’ll also be tweeting throughout the football season, so be sure and follow us on Twitter ( to keep up with the latest information

• Like us on Facebook and we will announce the winner(s) for each round on our Facebook page ( The winners can have their ASM stop by to deliver the prize and snap a photo for us to post on Facebook.

Here are the official rules:

PLAYER RULES: This League is intended to be exclusively for the Dealers (Dealers’ employees – from hereon “Players”) of Santander Consumer USA (SCUSA – from hereon “League Owner”). Each Player is allowed one Player identity. Multiple aliases or shadow-players created by the same person are considered unsportsmanlike conduct. Each week a really cool prize (e.g. iPad®) will be awarded to the winning Player (prize value will remain below the 1099 threshold). League Owner reserves the right to suspend Players for any real or perceived unsportsmanlike (or unsportswomanlike) conduct. By participating, Players agree to have fun, play fair and hold harmless League Owner for any real or perceived claims of liability. No entry fee required. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

— Santander Marketing Team

If you have any questions, please Read the FAQ and check out the Message Board. If you still have questions, feel free to post it on the public message board. You can always ask your administrator

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