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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Aug 21, 2017Pre-Season Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (52)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Pat Dooley
1513
Points
2USC (2)
10-3Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Mitch Vingle
1325
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3Ohio State (3)
11-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 6 Voters
1414
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4Washington
12-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Adam Jude
Lowest: 16 - Pat Dooley
1150
Points
5Florida State (4)
10-3Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Mitch Vingle
1396
Points
6Oklahoma
11-2Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1170
Points
7Penn State
11-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Mitch Vingle
1196
Points

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8Georgia
8-5Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - Mitch Vingle
690
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9Auburn
8-5Actual: 12
Highest: 3 - John Adams
Lowest: 23 - Dave Reardon
880
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10Clemson
14-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jon Wilner
1201
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11Oklahoma State
10-3Actual: 10
Highest: 2 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: 23 - Mitch Vingle
889
Points
12Michigan
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
881
Points
13Stanford
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR -
695
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14Florida
9-4Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
624
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15LSU
8-4Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: 23 - Robert Gagliardi
784
Points
16Louisville
9-4Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Matt McCoy
Lowest: 25 - Mitch Vingle
629
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17South Florida
11-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
327
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18Wisconsin
11-3Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 19 - Adam Zucker
926
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19Northwestern
7-6Actual: 31
Highest: 19 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: NR - 52 Voters
25
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20Washington State
8-5Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
133
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21Pittsburgh
8-5Actual: 32
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
23
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22Kansas State
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
317
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23Miami (FL)
9-4Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Matt Brown
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
492
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24Virginia Tech
10-4Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
240
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25Texas
5-7Actual: 23
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
173
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