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 22, 2017Week 9 Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (61)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
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2Penn State
7-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 46 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 5 Voters
1444
Points
3Georgia
7-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1409
Points
4Ohio State
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Ed Daigneault
Lowest: 11 - Garland Gillen
1165
Points
5TCU
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 8 - Rick Wright
1327
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6Wisconsin
7-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1241
Points
7Notre Dame
6-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 4 Voters
1066
Points
8Clemson
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Steve Batterson
1113
Points
9Oklahoma
6-1Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Parrish Alford
1040
Points
10Washington
6-1Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Dave Reardon
836
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11Michigan State
6-1Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - 4 Voters
615
Points
12Miami (FL)
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Ed Daigneault
1101
Points
13South Florida
7-0Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: 23 - Jon Wilner
604
Points
14North Carolina State
6-1Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Sammy Batten
Lowest: 19 - Rick Wright
666
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15Washington State
7-1Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 3 Voters
648
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16Oklahoma State
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
894
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17LSU
6-2Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
182
Points
18UCF
6-0Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
500
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19Virginia Tech
6-1Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Parrish Alford
Lowest: 19 - Pat Caputo
791
Points
20Stanford
5-2Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - Andy Bitter
Lowest: NR - Chris Murray
344
Points
21Auburn
6-2Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
397
Points
22West Virginia
5-2Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
196
Points
23Memphis
6-1Actual: 24
Highest: 19 - Dave Foster
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
111
Points
24Mississippi State
5-2Actual: 28
Highest: 20 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
43
Points
25Michigan
5-2Actual: 27
Highest: 18 - Sammy Batten
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
60
Points