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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Dec 4, 2016Week 15 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (61)
13-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
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2Ohio State
11-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Graham Watson
1444
Points
3Washington
12-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Nathan Deen
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1329
Points
4Clemson
12-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Andy Greder
1396
Points
5Michigan
10-2Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: 9 - Josh Kendall
1249
Points
6Oklahoma
10-2Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Andy Greder
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1173
Points
7Penn State
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jeff Miller
1252
Points
8USC
9-3Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1040
Points
9Wisconsin
10-3Actual: 8
Highest: 7 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 3 Voters
1054
Points
10Colorado
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jerry DiPaola
886
Points
11Louisville
9-3Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Josh Kendall
542
Points
12Florida State
9-3Actual: 10
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 3 Voters
889
Points
13Western Michigan
13-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Ed Johnson
871
Points
14Stanford
9-3Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - Nathan Deen
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
508
Points
15Oklahoma State
9-3Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Matt Charboneau
Lowest: 17 - Garry Smits
800
Points
16Florida
8-4Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
331
Points
17West Virginia
10-2Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Mandy Mitchell
Lowest: 22 - Jon Wilner
788
Points
18Virginia Tech
9-4Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
372
Points
19Auburn
8-4Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
493
Points

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20Houston
9-3Actual: 26
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
101
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21Washington State
8-4Actual: 29
Highest: 16 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
31
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22South Florida
10-2Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
173
Points
23Pittsburgh
8-4Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - David Briggs
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
237
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24Iowa
8-4Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Joey Knight
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
272
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25LSU
7-4Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Joe Walljasper
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
351
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