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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Nov 5, 2017Week 11 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (56)
9-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 56 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 5 Voters
1520
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2Georgia (5)
9-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jeff Miller
1468
Points
3Notre Dame
8-1Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 35 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1357
Points
4Clemson
8-1Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 8 Voters
1289
Points
5Washington
8-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1061
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6Oklahoma
8-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1258
Points
7Wisconsin
9-0Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: 8 - 7 Voters
1256
Points
8Miami (FL)
8-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 9 - Ross Dellenger
1220
Points
9TCU
8-1Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1087
Points
10Michigan State
7-2Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 20 - Jonny Miller
760
Points
11Ohio State
7-2Actual: 11
Highest: 10 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Dave Reardon
781
Points
12Penn State
7-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Kellis Robinett
717
Points
13USC
8-2Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: 22 - Kirk Bohls
718
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14LSU
6-3Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
142
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15Auburn
7-2Actual: 10
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
875
Points
16Mississippi State
7-2Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Andy Greder
464
Points
17Washington State
8-2Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR - Garland Gillen
420
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18UCF
8-0Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Soren Petro
736
Points
19Memphis
8-1Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Brent Axe
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
376
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20Oklahoma State
7-2Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Sammy Batten
766
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21Stanford
6-3Actual: 29
Highest: 21 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
22
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22Virginia Tech
7-2Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: 24 - Lauren Brownlow
537
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23North Carolina State
6-3Actual: 27
Highest: 18 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
101
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24Michigan
7-2Actual: 21
Highest: 17 - Keith Sargeant
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
184
Points
25Toledo
8-1Actual: 28
Highest: 21 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
31
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