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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Nov 13, 2016Week 12 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (61)
10-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
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2Ohio State
9-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 55 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Josh Kendall
1455
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3Louisville
9-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 3 Voters
1357
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4Michigan
9-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Michael Bonner
Lowest: 11 - Josh Kendall
1323
Points
5Washington
9-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Robert Cessna
Lowest: 11 - Joe Dubin
1150
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6Wisconsin
8-2Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1214
Points
7Clemson
9-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Josh Kendall
1304
Points
8Oklahoma
8-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1064
Points
9Colorado
8-2Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
797
Points
10Penn State
8-2Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Ross Dellenger
961
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11Washington State
8-2Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Matt Porter
Lowest: 24 - Chris Murray
501
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12Florida State
7-3Actual: 17
Highest: 6 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: NR - Mike Barber
569
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13Florida
7-2Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Matt Charboneau
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
435
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14Utah
8-2Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: 21 - Michael Bonner
807
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15USC
7-3Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
584
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16West Virginia
8-1Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Mandy Mitchell
Lowest: 23 - Jon Wilner
920
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17LSU
6-3Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Jason Galloway
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
582
Points
18Western Michigan
10-0Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Keith Sargeant
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
634
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19Oklahoma State
8-2Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 3 Voters
659
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20Auburn
7-3Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 23 - 3 Voters
543
Points
21Nebraska
8-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - Nathan Deen
504
Points
22San Diego State
9-1Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
97
Points
23Boise State
9-1Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
315
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24Stanford
7-3Actual: 31
Highest: 20 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
16
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25Texas A&M
7-3Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
238
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