In Microsoft Excel, the RANK function returns the rank of a number within a set of numbers. The rank of a number is its size relative to other values in a list. (If you were to sort the list, the rank of the number would be its position.)
The RANK function syntax has the following arguments:
- Number Required. The number whose rank you want to find.
- Ref Required. An array of, or a reference to, a list of numbers. Nonnumeric values in ref are ignored.
- Order Optional. A number specifying how to rank number.
If order is 0 (zero) or omitted, Microsoft Excel ranks number as if ref were a list sorted in descending order.
If order is any nonzero value, Microsoft Excel ranks number as if ref were a list sorted in ascending order.