Pat CaputoThe Oakland Press (Pontiac, MI)
Twitter: @patcaputo98
About: Pat Caputo is a sports columnist for The Oakland Press. Caputo covered the Tigers from 1986-98, and Lions from 1998-2002 for The Oakland Press before becoming a columnist. Caputo was raised in Birmingham and played baseball and football at Groves High School. His photograph playing high school sports appeared in The Oakland Press. He has won numerous writing awards, including first place in column writing from the Michigan Associated Press and the Michigan Press Association, and from the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has been named among the Top Ten sports columnists in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE), and has won honors in four of the APSE's six national award categories. He has garnered top national honors for his column writing and sports writing from the Local Media Association. Caputo, who has resided in Oakland County since he was nine years old, currently lives in Lake Orion. Caputo has a radio show weeknights and weekends on 97.1 FM, The Ticket, which is the flagship station for the Tigers, Lions and Red Wings. He also appears regularly on FOX 2 television on "SportsWorks."

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Jan 10, 2017Final Rankings Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Clemson (60)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 60 Voters
1500
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2Alabama
14-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 60 Voters
1440
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3USC
10-3Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 23 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Steve Wiseman
1292
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4Oklahoma
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Bill Landis
1252
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5Washington
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 20 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 3 Voters
1277
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6Florida State
10-3Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Mandy Mitchell
1105
Points
7Penn State
11-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 4 Voters
1130
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8Ohio State
11-2Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Pete DiPrimio
1240
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9Michigan
10-3Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Rob Long
1001
Points
10Wisconsin
11-3Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: 11 - 4 Voters
1032
Points
11Oklahoma State
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 13 - Eric Hansen
920
Points
12Stanford
10-3Actual: 12
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Ed Johnson
730
Points
13Florida
9-4Actual: 14
Highest: 12 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
640
Points
14LSU
8-4Actual: 13
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
651
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15Virginia Tech
10-4Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - Josh Kendall
610
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16Auburn
8-5Actual: 24
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
206
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17Tennessee
9-4Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Nathan Deen
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
253
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18Colorado
10-4Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Gary Horowitz
585
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19Utah
9-4Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
222
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20Louisville
9-4Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
277
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21Miami (FL)
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - John Clay
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
338
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22South Florida
11-2Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
358
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23West Virginia
10-3Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Brent Axe
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
368
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24San Diego State
11-3Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
113
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25Western Michigan
13-1Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Pat Caputo
619
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