How to rank values by group in Excel?

In this article, I will talk about ranking values by group in Excel as below screenshot shown.
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Rank values by group

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There is a formula to quickly rank values based on group.

Select a blank cell next to the data, C2 for instance, type this formula, =SUMPRODUCT(($A$2:$A$11=A2)*(B2<$B$2:$B$11))+1 then drag autofill handle down to apply this formula to the cells you need.

In the formula, A2:A11 is the range containing the group values, A2 is the first cell in the list of group values, B2 is the first cell in the list which needed to rank, B2:B11 is the list that contains values needed to rank.
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    Ajwad · 9 months ago
    hi sunny, i have a complex query here but need to visualize it to better understanding. how can i contact u with visualization?v
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    Brian Q · 1 years ago
    How can I get it to rank in reverse order, from smallest to largest?
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      Sunny · 11 months ago
      Hi, Brian Q, you can use this formula =SUMPRODUCT(($A$2:$A$11=A2)*(B2<$B$2:$B$11))+1 to ranke from smallest to largest
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        Kip · 7 months ago
        I'm sorry, but I don't see a difference between this formula and the one above.
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          JB · 6 months ago
          B2> ; just reverse from less than to greater than.
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    The Inquirer · 3 years ago
    This is EXCEL-lent (see what I did there?)! Now that you have the rankings by group, how do you find out % from #1 rank within the group? For example, Group A has record 100 as #1, and record 93 as #3 ranked. If I wanted to add another column to find out how far off in percentage record #3 (93) is from record #1 (100), what is the formula to achieve this? The result should be rank #1 is 0%, and rank #3 is 7% off ((100/93)-1) from rank #1
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      Greg Tappenden · 1 years ago
      Devide the subject by the max of the group using a max if.

      Like this:
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      Sunny · 3 years ago
      Sorry I have not found a formula or other solution can handle ur question.