When arguing a point -- the best this, the greatest that -- no doubt you've used the persuasive power of numbers to bolster your argument. Opinions fall into three categories: lies, damned lies and statistics. Here are the nation's best, presented without editorial comment, from a statistics standpoint:

TURNOVER MARGIN RANK SCHOOL RATIO
1 Metro State 7.3
2 Newman 7.1
3 Florida Southern 6.8
T4 St. Cloud State 6.5
T4 West Liberty 6.5
6 Francis Marion 6.1
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STEALS PER GAME RANK SCHOOL STPG
1 Salem International 12.6
2 Lane 12.2
T3 Molloy 11.9
T3 West Liberty 11.9
5 Florida Tech 11.3
6 Florida Southern 11.2
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3-POINT FIELD GOAL DEFENSE RANK SCHOOL PCT.
1 Elizabeth City State 27.1
2 Slippery Rock 28.2
3 Western Washington 28.6
T4 Edinboro 28.7
T4 Findlay 28.7
6 Millersville 29.2
Complete list

Related:
Complete NCAA DII men's basketball statistics