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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Dec 3, 2017Week 15 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Clemson (43)
12-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jason Galloway
1506
Points
2Georgia
12-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Steve Batterson
1409
Points
3Alabama
11-1Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Steve Batterson
1307
Points
4Oklahoma (18)
12-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1474
Points
5USC
11-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: 13 - Parrish Alford
1101
Points
6Ohio State
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: 6 - 5 Voters
1300
Points
7Auburn
10-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Pat Dooley
1123
Points
8Penn State
10-2Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Kellis Robinett
1008
Points
9Wisconsin
12-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Rick Wright
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1162
Points

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10LSU
9-3Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: 21 - Ed Daigneault
599
Points
11Washington
10-2Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Dave Reardon
820
Points
12Notre Dame
9-3Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 20 - 4 Voters
632
Points
13Miami (FL)
10-2Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jeff Miller
948
Points
14Stanford
9-4Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 25 - Pat Dooley
629
Points
15TCU
10-3Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
816
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16UCF
12-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 17 - Soren Petro
983
Points
17Northwestern
9-3Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Pat Dooley
398
Points
18Michigan State
9-3Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: 23 - John Adams
487
Points
19Memphis
10-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 25 - Rob Long
475
Points
20Virginia Tech
9-3Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - John Clay
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
323
Points
21Washington State
9-3Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - John Adams
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
342
Points

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22Oklahoma State
9-3Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Sammy Batten
549
Points
23South Florida
9-2Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - Ed Daigneault
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
115
Points
24Boise State
10-3Actual: 25
Highest: 20 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
59
Points
25Toledo
11-2Actual: 28
Highest: 20 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
25
Points