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Statistics and Their Relationship to Win-Loss Records in Menís and Womenís Division I Lacrosse
The tables and graphs below provide figures for turnover (TO) and caused turnover (CT) margin, with both statistics based on teams' vs. opponents' averages per game.
There is a strong inverse relationship between turnover margin and WL records. For example, teams that on average commit 1.75 or fewer TOs per game than their opponents have a combined 0.666 record. Teams averaging 1.50+ TOs more than opponents have a record of just 0.273.
Caused turnovers also have a strong impact, as can be seen below, but the relationship is not as linear as it is in the case of turnovers.
Our final look at statistics involves clearing success.