Tocreate a league table in Excel, we’ll use the dataset below, containing some team names and their points totals. We used Microsoft Excel 365 here, but you can use any available Excel version.

### Method 1 – Using the RANK Function

**Steps:**

- Enter the following formula in cell
**D5**:

`=RANK(C5,$C$5:$C$11,0)`

**Formula Breakdown**

**RANK(C5,$C$5:$C$11,0)**â†’ the**RANK**function returns the rank of a range of numbers.**C5**â†’ is the**number**.**$C$5:$C$11â†’**is the**reference**.**0****â†’**indicates**descending order**.**RANK(C5,$C$5:$C$11,0)**â†’ becomes**Output: 5**

**Explanation:****Chelsea F.C**is at rank**5**.

- Press
**ENTER**.

You can see the result in cell **D5**.

- Drag down the formula with the
**Fill Handle**tool.

Here is the complete **Rank** column.

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### Method 2 – Using the COUNTIF Function

In the following dataset, we have the** Team Name**, **Total Points**, **No. of Wins**, **No. of Draws**, **Points**, and **Rank** columns. First, we will calculate the** Points** column. Then, using **the COUNTIF function**, we will determine the **Rank** column.

#### Step 1 – Calculating the Points Column

Teams receive** 3 **points for each win and **1** point for each draw.

- Enter the following formula in cell
**F5**:

`=(D5*3)+E5`

This simply multiplies the No. of Wins in cell **D5** by **3** then adds the No. of Draws in cell **E5**.

- Press
**ENTER**.

You can see the result in cell **F5**.

- Drag down the formula with the
**Fill Handle**tool.

As a result, we have the complete **Points** column.

#### Step 2 – Ranking the Teams

We will use the **COUNTIF** function to determine the **Rank **of the Teams based on their **Points** totals.

- Enter the following formula in cell
**G5**:

`=COUNTIF($F$5:$F$11,">"&F5)+1`

**Formula Breakdown**

**COUNTIF($F$5:$F$11,”>”&F5)+1**â†’ counts the cells that meet a certain criterion.**$F$5:$F$11 â†’**is the range of cells**“>”&F5 â†’**is the criterion.**+1 â†’**adds**1**to the returned result.**COUNTIF($F$5:$F$11,”>”&F5)+1â†’**becomes**Output: 4**

**Explanation: 4**is the rank of team**Chelsea F.C**.

- Press
**ENTER**.

You can see the result in cell** G5**.

- Drag down the formula with the
**Fill Handle**tool.

The complete **Rank** column is filled.

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### Method 3 – Using the MATCH and OFFSET Functions to Order Rankings

Here, we have an unordered **Rank Table**. Let’s use the **MATCH **and **OFFSET** functions to arrange the teams byÂ **Rank**.

#### Step 1 – Using the MATCH Function to Get the Position Column

- Enter the following formula in cell
**C17**:

`=MATCH(B17,$D$5:$D$11,0)`

**Formula Breakdown**

**MATCH(B17,$D$5:$D$11,0) â†’**searches for a specified value in a range of cells.**B17 â†’**is the**lookup_value**.**$D$5:$D$11 â†’**is the**lookup_array**.**0 â†’**indicates an**exact match**.**MATCH(B17,$D$5:$D$11,0) â†’**becomes**Output: 2**

**Explanation: 2**is the position of**Rank 1**in the**Team Name and Rank Table**.

- Press
**ENTER**.

You can see the result in cell **C17**.

- Drag down the formula with the
**Fill Handle**tool.

The **Position **column is filled completely.

#### Step 2 – Using the OFFSET Function to Find Team Names

- Enter the following formula in cell
**D17**:

`=OFFSET($B$4,C17,0)`

** **

**Formula Breakdown**

**OFFSET($B$4,C17,0)**â†’ returns a part of a dataset with a specific height and width, situated at a specific number of rows down and a specific number of columns right from a given cell reference.**$B$4**â†’ is the**reference**.**C17**â†’ is the**row**.**0**â†’ is the**column**.**OFFSET($B$4,C17,0)**â†’ becomes**Output: FC-Barcelona**

**Explanation**:**FC-Barcelona**is the**Team Name**for**Rank 1**.

- Press
**ENTER**.

You can see the result in cell **C17**.

- Drag down the formula with the
**Fill Handle**tool.

We have a league table with the teams ranked in the correct order with the correct **Team Names**.

### Method 4 – Creating a League Table with Equal Values

In the following dataset, cells **C6**, and **C7** have equal **Points**, as so cells** C8**, and** C9**. Let’s rank our teams despite some of them having equal Points.

We added an **Increment** column to our dataset.

**Steps:**

- Enter the following formula in cell
**E5**:

`=C5*D5`

This simply multiplies** Points **by **Increment** to get the **Total**.

- Press
**ENTER**.

You can see the result in cell **E5**.

- Drag down the formula with the
**Fill Handle**tool.

The** Total **column is filled.

Now* no teams have equal points*, so we can rank them according to their **Total**.

- Enter the following formula in cell
**F5**:

`=RANK(E5,$E$5:$E$11,0)`

**Formula Breakdown**

**RANK(E5,$E$5:$E$11,0)**â†’ the**RANK**function returns the rank of a range of numbers.**E5**â†’ is the**number**.**$E$5:$E$11â†’**is the**reference**.**0****â†’**indicates**descending order**.**RANK(E5,$E$5:$E$11,0)**â†’ becomes**Output: 7**

**Explanation:****Chelsea F.C**is at rank**7**.

- Press
**ENTER**.

You can see the result in cell **D5**.

- Drag down the formula with the
**Fill Handle**tool.

The **Rank** column is complete.

## How to Create League Table with Auto Sorting

The **Data Set** below is unsorted. Let’s auto-sort itÂ using **the SORT function**.

*The SORT function is only available in Excel 365 or later versions of Excel.*

**Steps:**

- Enter the following formula in cell
**B17**:

`=SORT(B5:C11,2,-1)`

**Formula Breakdown**

**SORT(B5:C11,2,-1) â†’The SORT function**sorts a range of cells according to a specified**sort_index**and**order**.**B5:C11**â†’ is the**table_array**.**2**â†’ is the**sort_index**.**-1**â†’ indicates**ascending order**.

- Press
**ENTER**.

The sorted league table is returned.

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