AP Top 25 Podcast: Humans vs. math in early 2021 projections

By the numbers, 2021 looks promising for Miami. Humans are more skeptical about the Hurricanes. On the flip side, the math on Notre Dame suggests a step back next season. The people who put together the way-too-early rankings are more bullish on the Fighting Irish. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, ESPN’s Bill Connelly, the brains behind the SP+ power rankings, joins the AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the first projections for 2021. How will the return to college football of dozens of players who would have otherwise been out of eligibility impact next season? “Super seniors” taking advantage of the NCAA’s pandemic-related extra year of eligibility are boosting teams like Miami and UCLA in Connelly’s system.