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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Sep 25, 2016Week 5 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (50)
4-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 50 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 3 Voters
1511
Points
2Ohio State (4)
3-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1440
Points
3Louisville (6)
4-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Steve Batterson
1409
Points
4Clemson
4-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Brian Howell
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1267
Points
5Michigan (1)
4-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 10 - Brett McMurphy
1292
Points
6Stanford
3-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: 10 - Nathan Deen
1166
Points
7Wisconsin
4-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 14 - Brian Howell
1084
Points
8Houston
4-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Gary Horowitz
Lowest: 11 - Sam McKewon
1239
Points
9Washington
4-0Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Ed Johnson
986
Points
10Texas A&M
4-0Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Andy Greder
1036
Points
11Tennessee
4-0Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Rob Long
Lowest: 16 - Jon Wilner
909
Points
12Baylor
4-0Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: 21 - Eric Hansen
729
Points
13Miami (FL)
3-0Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jonny Miller
696
Points
14Nebraska
4-0Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - Scott Wolf
640
Points
15TCU
3-1Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
239
Points
16Utah
4-0Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Steve Wiseman
493
Points
17Arizona State
4-0Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - Garry Smits
Lowest: NR - 33 Voters
135
Points
18Florida State
3-1Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Ed Johnson
Lowest: 20 - Marq Burnett
804
Points
19Ole Miss
2-2Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
540
Points
20Boise State
3-0Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
163
Points
21San Diego State
3-0Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Adam Zucker
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
304
Points
22Arkansas
3-1Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
241
Points
23Michigan State
2-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
527
Points
24Iowa
3-1Actual: 33
Highest: 18 - Scott Hamilton
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
25
Points
25Florida
3-1Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
176
Points