AP Top 25 College Football Podcast
With the help of players, coaches, TV analysts, school administrators and NCAA officials, AP College Football Writer Ralph Russo tackles on-and off-field issues affecting the sport throughout the year. The show gives everyone from the casual fan to the obsessed alum, an insider look into the AP Poll and all that is trending on campuses around the country. Be ready for the big game, signing day or spring practice with this weekly chat about college football.
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1
Big Ten Preview
55 min
2
Can Georgia Breakthrough Against ‘Bama?
67 min
3
Could be Tennessee or Texas ...
63 min
4
The Rise of Coach O
77 min
5
SEC Kicks Off and Miami is Back in the Spotlight
65 min
6
After Further Review, Big Ten Will Give it a go
47 min
7
Previewing the SEC and Group of Five
89 min
8
Kicking around the Big Ten
40 min
9
The AP Preseason Top 25 is out _ and it’s Weird
54 min
10
Previewing the Big 12
54 min
11
Big Ten, Pac-12 Bail on Fall Football
47 min
12
ACC and Pac-12 Previews
87 min
13
Who Makes the Call on College Football?
53 min
14
Everything _ Including College Football _ is Co...
51 min
15
College Football Leaders Sound the Alarms
57 min
16
Welcome to the Big Time
48 min
17
How Essential is College Football?
48 min
18
Who Should Make the College Football Hall of Fame?
68 min
19
College Football Takes Tentative Steps to Safel...
43 min
20
How to Bring Athletes Back to Campus
40 min
21
Looking for this Season's Baylor or Burrow
72 min
22
Game on? Sorting Through Uncertain Times in Col...
60 min
23
The Story of Miami 31, Nebraska 30
80 min
24
The Recruiting Stars Shine at NFL Draft
44 min
25
NFL Draft Preview: Part 2
43 min
26
NFL Draft Preview & Lane Train
46 min
27
Shaw on Football: From faking injuries to prepa...
45 min
28
Over/unders with the Bear
59 min
29
AP Ground Game: Inside The Poll Numbers
14 min
30
AP Ground Game: Inside The Ripple Effect
11 min
31
Best Teams to Come up Short
74 min
32
AP Ground Game: Inside Madrid, Spain
14 min
33
AP Ground Game: Inside The Epicenter
12 min
34
Bonus: AP Ground Game: Inside The Outbreak - In...
12 min
35
How I Came to Love College Football
How I Came to Love College Football
70 min
36
Projections: Numbers vs. Humans
Projections: Numbers vs. Humans
60 min
37
Sports are Shut Down -- So Let's Talk Football
49 min
38
The State of Officiating
55 min
39
Smart Move by Georgia
58 min
40
Never-Ending Coaching Carousel
69 min
41
From NCAA Investigator to Athlete Advocate
49 min
42
Transfer of Power
47 min
43
Andy Who? Andy Reid the Champion
27 min
44
From One GOAT To Another
45 min
45
Prankster Eli Has A Secret
49 min
46
Rooney Rule Isn't Working
54 min
47
Kicking Off Super Bowl in Miami
37 min
48
What’s next for the NCAA and NIL?
40 min
49
Last Word on LSU and Looking Ahead to 2020
45 min
50
CFP Championship Preview
45 min
51
Targeting, Conspiracy Theories and Tua
54 min
52
Playoff Preview
43 min
53
All About Recruiting
52 min
54
Bowl Season Preview
96 min
55
Championship Week Preview
79 min
56
Rivalry Week
48 min
57
Tua’s legacy; Alabama’s CFP prospects without him
45 min
58
Coaching Carousel Cranks Up
62 min
59
FSU or USC, which is a better job?
65 min
60
Peeking Ahead to Playoff Rankings
53 min
61
Tua Watch and Coaches' Salaries
57 min
62
Is Clemson Getting Slighted?
49 min
63
Previewing the First Really Big Weekend of the ...
No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSU. No. 6 Oklahoma against No. 11 Texas. No. 10 Penn State at No. 17 Iowa. USC at Notre Dame. Alabama at Texas A&M. Florida State goes to Clemson. There have been few surprises so far this season and the same...
57 min
64
California Pushes NCAA Toward the Inevitable
A new California law is pushing the NCAA toward allowing college athletes to make money off their names, images and likenesses. It is being built up as tipping point for college athletics, a change in the landscape that could finally bring...
54 min
65
Strange Days at USC and Michigan
There is so much more than a Clay Helton hot-watch going on at the University of Southern California these days. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the Trojans. Both were in LA for last week’s game against Utah, which...
51 min
66
College Football By the Numbers
Figuring out what to make of early season college football results can be hard. Bill Connolly of ESPN joins AP’s Ralph Russo to sort through the noise using Bill’s SP+ rankings. The advance metric system looks beyond wins and losses to...
55 min
67
Fox Gets in the (Pre)Game
Fox has decided to take on ESPN’s iconic pregame game show “College GameDay” with an hour show leading into its Big Noon game of the week. John Walters, who writes the Bubble Screen column for the Athletic, joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss...
48 min
68
Can Tennessee and Florida State recover?
The first week of the season was highlighted -- or lowlighted, if you’re a fan of Florida State or Tennessee -- by a couple of embarrassing losses by blue blood programs. Or at least programs that used to be blue bloods. Dan Wolken from...
48 min
69
How to Win a Heisman?
The season is about to start, but the race for the Heisman Trophy has already begun. Heisman historian Chris Huston, who edits Heisman.com, joins AP’s Ralph Russo to talk about how Heismans are won. The process has evolved throughout the...
45 min
70
The AP Preseason Top 25 is Out!
Voting in the AP Top 25 is a mix of art, science and hunch, and it’s especially tricky when it comes to the preseason poll. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, ESPN’s Rece Davis joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss filling out...
50 min
71
Pac-12 Preview
Oregon is trying to make the jump to playoff contender in the Pac-12 North, while Washington is breaking in a high-profile transfer quarterback and a bunch of new players on defense. Meanwhile, in the South, what will be the fate of coach...
60 min
72
Pac-12 Preview
Oregon is trying to make the jump to playoff contender in the Pac-12 North, while Washington is breaking in a high-profile transfer quarterback and a bunch of new players on defense. Meanwhile, in the South, what will be the fate of coach...
60 min
73
Group of Five and Notre Dame Preview
UCF has been the dominant team outside the Power Five conferences for two seasons. Can the Knights keep it up without McKenzie Milton? Chris Vannini from The Athletic joins AP’s Ralph Russo to preview all the Group of Five conferences....
68 min
74
Group of Five and Notre Dame Preview
UCF has been the dominant team outside the Power Five conferences for two seasons. Can the Knights keep it up without McKenzie Milton? Chris Vannini from The Athletic joins AP's Ralph Russo to preview all the Group of Five conferences....
68 min
75
Big 12 Preview
Oklahoma is trying to make it five straight Big 12 titles. Can the Sooners continue their reign with another transfer quarterback? Max Olson from The Athletic joins AP’s Ralph Russo to preview the Big 12 and the contenders to unseat Oklahoma....
53 min
76
Big 12 Preview
Oklahoma is trying to make it five straight Big 12 titles. Can the Sooners continue their reign with another transfer quarterback? Max Olson from The Athletic joins AP's Ralph Russo to preview the Big 12 and the contenders to unseat...
53 min
77
Big Ten Preview
The Big Ten might be the most intriguing conference in the country this season. The four superpowers in the East Division all enter with different levels of uncertainty, either with new quarterbacks or new offensive coordinators. In the...
73 min
78
Big Ten Preview
The Big Ten might be the most intriguing conference in the country this season. The four superpowers in the East Division all enter with different levels of uncertainty, either with new quarterbacks or new offensive coordinators. In the...
73 min
79
SEC Preview
Georgia and Alabama appear to be heading toward another high-stakes matchup in the Southeastern Conference. Can any of the other SEC teams stand in the way of the league’s two superpowers meeting again? Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports and...
58 min
80
SEC Preview
Georgia and Alabama appear to be heading toward another high-stakes matchup in the Southeastern Conference. Can any of the other SEC teams stand in the way of the league's two superpowers meeting again? Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports...
58 min
81
ACC Preview
The college football season is less than two months away and it’s time to start previewing the Power Five conferences. We start with the Atlantic Coast Conference. David Hale of ESPN joins the AP's Ralph Russo to talk about the unpredictable...
52 min
82
ACC Preview
The college football season is less than two months away and it's time to start previewing the Power Five conferences. We start with the Atlantic Coast Conference. David Hale of ESPN joins the AP's Ralph Russo to talk about the...
52 min
83
In the trenches with Aaron Taylor
Former Notre Dame offensive linemen and current CBS analyst Aaron Taylor joins AP’s Ralph Russo to talk about his favorite subject: blocking. Taylor breaks down how Florida State might be able to fix its problems up front, how Oklahoma...
48 min
84
In the trenches with Aaron Taylor
Former Notre Dame offensive linemen and current CBS analyst Aaron Taylor joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about his favorite subject: blocking. Taylor breaks down how Florida State might be able to fix its problems up front, how Oklahoma...
48 min
85
In the trenches with Aaron Taylor
Former Notre Dame offensive linemen and current CBS analyst Aaron Taylor joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about his favorite subject: blocking. Taylor breaks down how Florida State might be able to fix its problems up front, how Oklahoma...
48 min
86
In the trenches with Aaron Taylor
Former Notre Dame offensive linemen and current CBS analyst Aaron Taylor joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about his favorite subject: blocking. Taylor breaks down how Florida State might be able to fix its problems up front, how Oklahoma...
48 min
87
In the trenches with Aaron Taylor
Former Notre Dame offensive linemen and current CBS analyst Aaron Taylor joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about his favorite subject: blocking. Taylor breaks down how Florida State might be able to fix its problems up front, how Oklahoma...
48 min
88
Nature vs. Nurture, College Football Edition
Are great college football players born or made? AP college football writer Ralph Russo and Barton Simmons, recruiting director at 247 Sports, dive into the debate over how much football programs mold their players into NFL-ready stars,...
37 min
89
Nature vs. Nurture, College Football Edition
Are great college football players born or made? AP college football writer Ralph Russo and Barton Simmons, recruiting director at 247 Sports, dive into the debate over how much football programs mold their players into NFL-ready stars,...
37 min
90
Nature vs. Nurture, College Football Edition
Are great college football players born or made? AP college football writer Ralph Russo and Barton Simmons, recruiting director at 247 Sports, dive into the debate over how much football programs mold their players into NFL-ready stars,...
37 min
91
Nature vs. Nurture, College Football Edition
Are great college football players born or made? AP college football writer Ralph Russo and Barton Simmons, recruiting director at 247 Sports, dive into the debate over how much football programs mold their players into NFL-ready stars,...
37 min
92
Nature vs. Nurture, College Football Edition
Are great college football players born or made? AP college football writer Ralph Russo and Barton Simmons, recruiting director at 247 Sports, dive into the debate over how much football programs mold their players into NFL-ready stars,...
37 min
93
Taggart’s Task: Rebuilding Florida State
Florida State coach Willie Taggart sits down for an interview with AP’s Ralph Russo. Taggart talks about rebuilding a broken program at Florida State the way he did at previous stops. And why he believes the Seminoles are on track for a...
23 min
94
Taggart’s Task: Rebuilding Florida State
Florida State coach Willie Taggart sits down for an interview with AP's Ralph Russo. Taggart talks about rebuilding a broken program at Florida State the way he did at previous stops. And why he believes the Seminoles are on track for...
23 min
95
Taggart’s Task: Rebuilding Florida State
Florida State coach Willie Taggart sits down for an interview with AP's Ralph Russo. Taggart talks about rebuilding a broken program at Florida State the way he did at previous stops. And why he believes the Seminoles are on track for...
23 min
96
Taggart’s Task: Rebuilding Florida State
Florida State coach Willie Taggart sits down for an interview with AP's Ralph Russo. Taggart talks about rebuilding a broken program at Florida State the way he did at previous stops. And why he believes the Seminoles are on track for...
23 min
97
Taggart’s Task: Rebuilding Florida State
Florida State coach Willie Taggart sits down for an interview with AP's Ralph Russo. Taggart talks about rebuilding a broken program at Florida State the way he did at previous stops. And why he believes the Seminoles are on track for...
23 min
98
UCONN MAKES A MOVE
UConn is heading back to the Big East, leaving the American Athletic Conference in a move made to prioritize basketball over football. The Huskies are likely heading for football independence. Neill Ostrout, longtime UConn beat writer from...
44 min
99
UCONN MAKES A MOVE
UConn is heading back to the Big East, leaving the American Athletic Conference in a move made to prioritize basketball over football. The Huskies are likely heading for football independence. Neill Ostrout, longtime UConn beat writer from...
44 min
100
UCONN MAKES A MOVE
UConn is heading back to the Big East, leaving the American Athletic Conference in a move made to prioritize basketball over football. The Huskies are likely heading for football independence. Neill Ostrout, longtime UConn beat writer from...
44 min