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:

SCORING OFFENSE RK SCHOOL GPG
1 Lindenwood 18.00
2 LIU Post 17.81
3 Shepherd 17.31
4 Adelphi 17.18
5 Indiana (Pa.) 17.00
6 Lake Erie 16.88
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SCORING DEFENSE RK SCHOOL GAPG
1 Pfeiffer 5.69
2 Limestone 5.83
3 Adelphi 6.06
4 Lock Haven 6.47
5 Seton Hill 6.50
6 Le Moyne 6.94
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GROUND BALLS RK SCHOOL GBPG
1 Lees-McRae  32.09
2 Belmont Abbey  26.33
3 Lenoir-Rhyne  26.13
4 Grand Valley St. 26.00
5 Limestone 25.56
6 Merrimack 25.38
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