AP Top 25 Podcast: Uncertain East, wide-open West in Big Ten

There is much uncertainty among the Big Ten East superpowers heading into this season. Meanwhile, optimism abounds in the Big Ten West, where just about every team can make the case that it's a divisi...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Alabama, Georgia heading for SEC showdown

Alabama and Georgia appear to be heading toward another high-stakes showdown in the Southeastern Conference. Or the College Football Playoff. Or both. On the latest ...

AP Top 25 Podcast: In ACC, there is Clemson and uncertainty

Beyond Clemson, almost everything else about the Atlantic Coast Conference feels uncertain heading into this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast...

Top 25 Podcast: The art of blocking with Aaron Taylor

It all starts up front. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, former Notre Dame All-America offensive lineman and current CBS Sports analyst Aaron Taylor...

AP Top 25 Podcast: What programs develop players best; Why?

Are great college football players recruited and simply on the way to stardom no matter where they play? Or is development better in some programs than others? Nature or nurture? ...

AP Top 25 Podcast: UConn back to Big East; Why, what's next?

UConn is leaving the American Athletic Conference and rejoining the Big East, hoping to revive its basketball and keep its football team from sinking further into hopelessness. On th...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Too much strength of schedule talk

Just about every college football argument eventually gets around to somebody exclaiming: "Y'all ain't played nobody." But has all the talk about strength of schedule gotten mind-num...

'This isn't for everyone': A labor of love for football refs

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — It has never been more difficult to be an official in college football. Those who do it face relentless, often uninformed criticism and attacks on their credibilit...

Euro steps: Top football programs discover European recruits

Jairo Faverus, a defensive back from Amsterdam, was hanging out in Alabama's football facility for about 20 minutes before a Crimson Tide staffer let him know who, exactly, he was waiting to meet. ...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Picking College Football Hall of Famers

There are 76 former major-college football stars eligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year, and whittling down the list to a class of about 12 players is almost impossible. ...

Vegas, baby! SEC, Big Ten to share bowl spot in new stadium

The Big Ten and SEC will soon be heading to the Las Vegas Bowl, taking turns facing the Pac-12 when the game moves into a new billion-dollar NFL stadium in 2020. The Big Ten, Southea...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Texas HS hires Art Briles ... Why?

Former Baylor coach Art Briles has returned to coaching football in the United States, landing a gig at a mid-sized East Texas high school. The hiring of Briles by the Mount Vernon I...

Transfer, play right away? Don't bank on it, NCAA cases show

A string of recent high-profile transfers gave the college football world the impression it was getting easier for players to switch schools and compete right away. The reality is mu...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Fitzgerald on transfers, Wildcats new QB

Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit this season. ...

The future of the College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff hits middle-age this season. Where does it go from here? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , ESPN's Heather Dinich joins ...