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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Jan 9, 2018Final Rankings Rankings for Pat Caputo
1Alabama (57)
13-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 4 Voters
1521
Points
2Georgia
13-2Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 51 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 10 Voters
1454
Points
3Clemson
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1292
Points
4Oklahoma
12-2Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 40 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Keith Sargeant
1374
Points
5Ohio State
12-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 16 Voters
1286
Points
6UCF (4)
13-0Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Soren Petro
1248
Points
7Wisconsin
13-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1194
Points
8Penn State
11-2Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 43 Voters
1120
Points
9Notre Dame
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Jeff Miller
857
Points
10TCU
11-3Actual: 9
Highest: 8 - Ross Dellenger
Lowest: 17 - Matt Charboneau
974
Points
11Auburn
10-4Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 17 - Brent Axe
917
Points
12USC
11-3Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
839
Points
13Michigan State
10-3Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Chris Murray
Lowest: 19 - John Clay
705
Points
14Oklahoma State
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: 18 - Adam Jude
758
Points
15Northwestern
10-3Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - Parrish Alford
528
Points
16Miami (FL)
10-3Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Robert Gagliardi
769
Points
17Washington
10-3Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - John Clay
Lowest: 20 - Dave Reardon
668
Points
18Stanford
9-5Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Andy Bitter
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
336
Points
19Mississippi State
9-4Actual: 19
Highest: 15 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
359
Points
20Boise State
11-3Actual: 22
Highest: 18 - Rece Davis
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
251
Points
21South Florida
10-2Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
267
Points
22LSU
9-4Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
368
Points
23North Carolina State
9-4Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
232
Points
24Iowa State
8-5Actual: 28
Highest: 17 - David Briggs
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
36
Points
25Memphis
10-3Actual: 25
Highest: 19 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
119
Points