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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Oct 16, 2016Week 8 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (60)
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Scott Wolf
1524
Points
2Ohio State
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 55 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Josh Kendall
1457
Points
3Michigan (1)
6-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1368
Points
4Washington
6-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: 8 - Jon Wilner
1304
Points
5Texas A&M
6-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 18 Voters
1218
Points
6Baylor
6-0Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
1021
Points
7Clemson
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Pat Caputo
1337
Points
8Louisville
5-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Ed Johnson
Lowest: 12 - Josh Kendall
1168
Points
9Nebraska
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 7 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1037
Points
10Wisconsin
4-2Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: 19 - Kirk Bohls
935
Points
11Florida State
5-2Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - Jonny Miller
733
Points
12West Virginia
5-0Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Matt Charboneau
744
Points
13Houston
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Josh Kendall
766
Points
14Oklahoma
4-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Brian Howell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
612
Points
15Florida
5-1Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Rob Long
Lowest: NR - Eric Hansen
626
Points
16Boise State
6-0Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 23 - Matt Galloway
694
Points
17Tennessee
5-2Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
550
Points
18Utah
6-1Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Rob Long
Lowest: NR - Ed Johnson
479
Points
19Arkansas
5-2Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Jonny Miller
584
Points

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20Colorado
5-2Actual: 26
Highest: 15 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
110
Points
21Auburn
4-2Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
277
Points
22Western Michigan
7-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Keith Sargeant
Lowest: NR - Joey Knight
285
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23Washington State
4-2Actual: 29
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
39
Points
24LSU
4-2Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
123
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25TCU
4-2Actual: 39
Highest: 25 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
1
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