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 26, 2017Week 14 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Clemson (27)
11-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 27 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Jason Galloway
1478
Points
2Alabama
11-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: 7 - 7 Voters
1254
Points
3Auburn
10-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Jason Galloway
1374
Points
4Wisconsin (10)
12-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 6 - John Adams
1405
Points
5Oklahoma (24)
11-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 24 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1461
Points
6Georgia
11-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Jason Galloway
Lowest: 8 - Sammy Batten
1246
Points
7USC
10-2Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Sammy Batten
Lowest: 16 - Lauren Shute
936
Points
8Ohio State
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
1112
Points
9Penn State
10-2Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Kellis Robinett
960
Points

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10LSU
9-3Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: 21 - 3 Voters
566
Points
11Miami (FL)
10-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - Bill Landis
Lowest: 13 - Jonny Miller
1119
Points
12TCU
10-2Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: 14 - Sam McKewon
956
Points
13Stanford
9-3Actual: 14
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Dave Foster
693
Points
14Washington
10-2Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Jonny Miller
764
Points
15Notre Dame
9-3Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 21 - Jeff Miller
592
Points
16UCF
11-0Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 18 - Soren Petro
906
Points
17Memphis
10-1Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Soren Petro
582
Points
18Northwestern
9-3Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: NR - Robert Gagliardi
378
Points
19Michigan State
9-3Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - John Adams
457
Points
20Virginia Tech
9-3Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - John Clay
Lowest: NR - Scott Wolf
298
Points
21Washington State
9-3Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
328
Points
22Oklahoma State
9-3Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Lauren Shute
Lowest: 23 - Sammy Batten
532
Points
23South Florida
9-2Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - Ed Daigneault
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
114
Points

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24Toledo
10-2Actual: 30
Highest: 23 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
13
Points
25Fresno State
9-3Actual: 25
Highest: 23 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 29 Voters
57
Points