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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Oct 1, 2017Week 6 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (44)
5-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 44 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1506
Points
2Clemson (17)
5-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1475
Points
3Oklahoma
4-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1392
Points
4Penn State
5-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Ross Dellenger
1325
Points
5Washington
5-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1218
Points
6Georgia
5-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Rick Wright
1237
Points
7Washington State
5-0Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
980
Points
8Wisconsin
4-0Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1028
Points
9Michigan
4-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Eric Hansen
1115
Points
10Ohio State
4-1Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Sammy Batten
Lowest: 13 - Safid Deen
1016
Points
11TCU
4-0Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 13 - Jerry DiPaola
1079
Points

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12Louisville
4-1Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: 24 - Bill Landis
507
Points
13USC
4-1Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 25 - Lauren Shute
713
Points
14South Florida
5-0Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Andy Bitter
440
Points
15Miami (FL)
3-0Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Rick Wright
Lowest: 20 - John Adams
782
Points
16Auburn
4-1Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Brent Axe
Lowest: 17 - Gary Horowitz
802
Points
17Florida
3-1Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
349
Points
18Virginia Tech
4-1Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Lauren Shute
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
549
Points
19Notre Dame
4-1Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - 4 Voters
349
Points

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20Oklahoma State
4-1Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - Andy Greder
Lowest: 20 - Pat Caputo
664
Points
21Utah
4-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - John Adams
Lowest: 25 - Rece Davis
358
Points
22San Diego State
5-0Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - 3 Voters
373
Points
23North Carolina State
4-1Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
149
Points
24West Virginia
3-1Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
221
Points
25UCF
3-0Actual: 25
Highest: 20 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
120
Points