Dense Rank With Ties

  • I am trying to figure out how to create a dense rank in excel.
    I have a list of numbers
    5 6 6 7 8
    Rank will rank them
    1 2 2 4 5
    I would like to have them ranked
    1 2 2 3 4

    I'm trying to create a 1st-2nd-3rd scoring worksheet and ties for a place are okay and the 4th person should get 3rd place.

    Thanks for any help, I'm baffled...

  • Re: Dense Rank

    I don't immediately see a closed-form solution for this that is independent of sorting, though I'm sure there is one.

    If the values are sorted ascending in column A, then:

    B1 [COLOR="blue"]=1[/COLOR]
    B2 and copy down: [COLOR="Blue"]=IF(A2=A1, B1, B1+1)[/COLOR]

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  • Re: Dense Rank

    The list is not sorted. It is random scores entered in random order.
    What I am trying to achieve is a gymnastics score tracker. A list of gymnansts on the left. You enter their score in the next column. And I wanted the next column to list out the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc place winners; and, ties are okay. Meaning you can have 2 people tie for second and then have a 3rd place winner. Continuing, there are 4 events and then an all around score and ranking. I just can't figure out the ranking part to account for ties without gaps in the list.


  • Re: Dense Rank

    [COLOR="Blue"]=SUMPRODUCT( (FREQUENCY($A$1:$A$10, $A$1:$A$10) > 0) * (A1 >= $A$1:$A$11) )[/COLOR]

    Note the extra row required in the second expression.

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  • Re: Dense Rank

    I pulled this from an Older post... it will rank from 1 to whatever... and account for duplicate scores but assigns them a different increasing number... not the "same number" as you requested...

    Assume your numbers are A1 to A5...


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  • Re: Dense Rank

    You're welcome, glad it worked for you.

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