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 23, 2016Week 9 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (60)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Scott Wolf
1524
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2Michigan (1)
7-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1446
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3Washington
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jon Wilner
1373
Points
4Clemson
7-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 31 Voters
1382
Points
5Louisville
6-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Ed Johnson
Lowest: 9 - Kirk Bohls
1276
Points
6Ohio State
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Josh Kendall
1143
Points
7Baylor
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Tony Parks
Lowest: 22 - Jon Wilner
1063
Points
8West Virginia
6-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jeff Miller
997
Points
9Nebraska
7-0Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Ed Johnson
1083
Points
10Wisconsin
5-2Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: 18 - Kirk Bohls
980
Points
11Florida State
5-2Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
725
Points
12Texas A&M
6-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Michael Bonner
Lowest: 19 - Matt Charboneau
1007
Points
13Oklahoma
5-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
626
Points
14Florida
5-1Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Rob Long
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
654
Points
15Auburn
5-2Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Nathan Deen
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
641
Points
16Utah
7-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Josh Kendall
584
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17Colorado
6-2Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
207
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18Tennessee
5-2Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
572
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19Boise State
7-0Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 22 - Matt Galloway
716
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20Washington State
5-2Actual: 26
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
84
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21Western Michigan
8-0Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Keith Sargeant
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
349
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22Virginia Tech
5-2Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Tony Parks
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
110
Points
23LSU
5-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Ed Johnson
Lowest: NR - Nathan Deen
352
Points
24North Carolina
6-2Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
328
Points
25Navy
5-1Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
251
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