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How to rank duplicate without skipping numbers in Excel?

In general, when we rank a list with duplicates, some numbers will be skipped as below screenshot 1 shown, but in some cases, we just want to rank with unique numbers or rank duplicate with same number without skipping the numbers as screenshot 2 shown. Do you have any tricks on solving this task in Excel?

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Rank duplicate without skipping numbers

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If you want to rank all data with unique numbers, select a blank cell next to the data, C2, type this formula =RANK(A2,$A$2:$A$14,1)+COUNTIF($A$2:A2,A2)-1, and drag auto fill handle down to apply this formula to the cells. See screenshot:
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If you want to rank duplicates with same numbers, you can apply this formula =SUM(IF(A2>$A$2:$A$14,1/COUNTIF($A$2:$A$14,$A$2:$A$14)))+1 in the next cell of the data, press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys together, and drag auto fill handle down. See screenshot:
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    Katrina · 5 months ago
    This is showing the rank in ascending order. Can I get it to show in descending order?
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    Philip J · 8 months ago
    This formula will allow ties and not skip in ranks when scoring see cell F35 for the example
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Y1AHRn-bRnVex-tFwbPV9bN4t46usrFAvRPsUPUn6i4/edit?usp=sharing


    =SUMPRODUCT((DD34<$F34:$DT34)/COUNTIF($F34:$DT34,$F34:$DT34))+1
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    Miguel · 10 months ago
    =RANK(A2,$A$2:$A$14,1)+COUNTIF($A2:A$3,A2)-1 This formula has a problem:

    If the 3 first records are the same number the formula will generate a duplicate ranking for the Record #1 and Record #3 .

    Example: 10 , 10, 10, 21, 4, 9 the ranking generated will be 3, 2, 3, 1, 6, 5 Ranking # is generated twice
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      Sunny · 9 months ago
      Dear Miguel, thanks for your pointing out mistake, I have updated the tutorial, you can try this formula =RANK(A2,$A$2:$A$14,1)+COUNTIF($A$2:A2,A2)-1
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    Joe Dirt · 11 months ago
    It's a very nice example, but you inverted the ranking in the end... in the original rank (19) was the highest value and had a rank of 1. In your pair of formulas it made (10), which is actually the lowest number in the set rank 1.

    How do you adjust the formula so (19) stays with a rank of 1?
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      Sunny · 9 months ago
      Hello, Joe Dirt, I do not get your problem clearly, could you give me more details?
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    Me · 1 years ago
    Thank You.
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    Raz · 1 years ago
    The formula works if have to rank up to 100. From 100 skips to 102.
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    Chris · 1 years ago
    Thank you for the formula. How do you keep it staying at zero when you don't type anything yet.
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      Sunny · 1 years ago
      Do you mean keep blank cells display zero in general or when you count numbers?
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    Bob · 1 years ago
    Thank you very much for sharing how to rank using consecutive numbers! It was just what I was looking for. Very counter-intuitive for sure, and I've written a few formulas that make your head hurt. This one made MY head hurt! :)