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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Sep 24, 2017Week 5 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (52)
4-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jon Wilner
1515
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2Clemson (8)
4-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1458
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3USC
4-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Lauren Shute
1247
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4Oklahoma (1)
4-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 6 - 3 Voters
1397
Points
5Penn State
4-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Ross Dellenger
1304
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6Washington
4-0Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: 11 - Bill Landis
1188
Points
7Georgia
4-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 12 - Adam Jude
1136
Points
8Wisconsin
3-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1023
Points
9Michigan
4-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jason Butt
Lowest: 11 - 7 Voters
1088
Points
10Ohio State
3-1Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1016
Points

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11Washington State
4-0Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
551
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12TCU
4-0Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 14 - Sammy Batten
1028
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13Louisville
3-1Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: NR - Bill Landis
502
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14Virginia Tech
4-0Actual: 12
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Ross Dellenger
828
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15South Florida
4-0Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
406
Points
16Miami (FL)
2-0Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Rick Wright
Lowest: NR - John Adams
693
Points
17Auburn
3-1Actual: 13
Highest: 11 - Sammy Batten
Lowest: 23 - Chuck Carlton
701
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18Florida
2-1Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
342
Points
19San Diego State
4-0Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Jerry DiPaola
365
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20Notre Dame
3-1Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
246
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21Oklahoma State
3-1Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
665
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22Utah
4-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - John Adams
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
356
Points
23North Carolina State
3-1Actual: 26
Highest: 17 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
87
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24LSU
3-1Actual: 25
Highest: 19 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
92
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25Memphis
3-0Actual: 30
Highest: 22 - Adam Jude
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
26
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