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 15, 2017Week 8 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (61)
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
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2Penn State
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 37 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 8 Voters
1432
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3Georgia
7-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1417
Points
4Ohio State
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Ed Daigneault
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1184
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5TCU
6-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1322
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6Wisconsin
6-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: 12 - Jon Wilner
1241
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7Clemson
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1117
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8Notre Dame
5-1Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Jason Galloway
Lowest: 19 - Jerry DiPaola
798
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9Oklahoma
5-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jason Butt
1066
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10Washington
6-1Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
811
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11Michigan State
5-1Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: 23 - Soren Petro
563
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12USC
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - Brent Axe
886
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13Miami (FL)
5-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Michael Lev
1109
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14South Florida
6-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
573
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15North Carolina State
6-1Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Jerry DiPaola
573
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16Washington State
6-1Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Safid Deen
Lowest: NR - Rick Wright
578
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17Michigan
5-1Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jerry DiPaola
558
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18Oklahoma State
5-1Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Pat Caputo
900
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19LSU
5-2Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
108
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20UCF
5-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 23 - 3 Voters
387
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21Virginia Tech
5-1Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Parrish Alford
Lowest: 21 - Pat Caputo
727
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22Stanford
5-2Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Andy Bitter
Lowest: NR - Chris Murray
274
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23Auburn
5-2Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: 25 - 3 Voters
303
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24West Virginia
4-2Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
157
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25Virginia
5-1Actual: 29
Highest: 22 - John Adams
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
10
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