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 27, 2016Week 14 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (61)
12-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
Points
2Ohio State
11-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 56 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Tom Murphy
1456
Points
3Washington
11-1Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1298
Points
4Clemson
11-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Sam McKewon
1383
Points
5Michigan
10-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1264
Points
6Wisconsin
10-2Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: 9 - Patrick Brown
1237
Points
7Oklahoma
9-2Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Andy Greder
Lowest: 10 - 5 Voters
1141
Points
8Colorado
10-2Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Andy Greder
1035
Points
9Penn State
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Andy Greder
1118
Points
10USC
9-3Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 3 Voters
948
Points
11Oklahoma State
9-2Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
931
Points
12Louisville
9-3Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Josh Kendall
468
Points
13Florida State
9-3Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
847
Points
14Western Michigan
12-0Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Keith Sargeant
Lowest: 20 - Ed Johnson
807
Points
15Stanford
9-3Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
452
Points
16Florida
8-3Actual: 15
Highest: 14 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
471
Points
17West Virginia
9-2Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - Matt Galloway
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
726
Points
18Virginia Tech
9-3Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Mandy Mitchell
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
420
Points
19Auburn
8-4Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
423
Points

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20Houston
9-3Actual: 26
Highest: 17 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 36 Voters
98
Points

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21Washington State
8-4Actual: 29
Highest: 16 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
35
Points
22South Florida
10-2Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
168
Points
23Navy
9-2Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
387
Points
24Pittsburgh
8-4Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
168
Points
25Iowa
8-4Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
217
Points