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 19, 2017Week 13 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (58)
11-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 58 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 3 Voters
1522
Points
2Miami (FL)
10-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 3 Voters
1433
Points
3Clemson
10-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Jason Galloway
1355
Points
4Wisconsin
11-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 4 Voters
1328
Points
5Oklahoma
10-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1370
Points
6Auburn
9-2Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Dave Foster
1203
Points
7Ohio State
9-2Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Michael Lev
1064
Points
8Georgia
10-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Jonny Miller
1157
Points
9Notre Dame
9-2Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Sammy Batten
1023
Points
10USC
10-2Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Sammy Batten
Lowest: 16 - Kirk Bohls
891
Points
11Penn State
9-2Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - John Clay
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
888
Points

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12LSU
8-3Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: 25 - Jeff Miller
415
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13Washington State
9-2Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 20 - 3 Voters
697
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14Mississippi State
8-3Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
573
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15TCU
9-2Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 15 - 3 Voters
906
Points
16UCF
10-0Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Soren Petro
833
Points
17Memphis
9-1Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Brent Axe
Lowest: 25 - Soren Petro
496
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18Stanford
8-3Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Andy Greder
Lowest: NR - Robert Cessna
407
Points
19Washington
9-2Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Dave Reardon
613
Points
20Northwestern
8-3Actual: 23
Highest: 17 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
232
Points
21Michigan State
8-3Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Chris Murray
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
366
Points
22Boise State
9-2Actual: 25
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
96
Points
23South Florida
9-1Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Brent Axe
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
247
Points
24Virginia Tech
8-3Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - John Clay
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
136
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25Oklahoma State
8-3Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - Rick Wright
Lowest: NR - Sammy Batten
422
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