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 12, 2017Week 12 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (57)
10-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 4 Voters
1521
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2Miami (FL)
9-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1438
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3Clemson
9-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Jason Galloway
1358
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4Wisconsin
10-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Rece Davis
1322
Points
5Oklahoma
9-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1367
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6Auburn
8-2Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1199
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7Ohio State
8-2Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Dave Foster
1036
Points
8Georgia
9-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jonny Miller
1151
Points
9Notre Dame
8-2Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
1001
Points
10USC
9-2Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Sammy Batten
Lowest: 18 - Kirk Bohls
866
Points
11Penn State
8-2Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - John Clay
Lowest: 21 - Kellis Robinett
818
Points
12Washington
8-2Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Dave Reardon
575
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13LSU
7-3Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
276
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14Oklahoma State
8-2Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Sammy Batten
898
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15Washington State
9-2Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Garland Gillen
614
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16Mississippi State
7-3Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
492
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17TCU
8-2Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 17 - Pat Caputo
875
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18UCF
9-0Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
807
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19Memphis
8-1Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Brent Axe
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
437
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20Stanford
7-3Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - Andy Greder
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
287
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21Northwestern
7-3Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 36 Voters
72
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22Michigan State
7-3Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Chris Murray
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
259
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23North Carolina State
7-3Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
178
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24Michigan
8-2Actual: 19
Highest: 15 - Soren Petro
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
315
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25West Virginia
7-3Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
222
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