Excel/Rank formula


Hi Tom

Can a formula achieve the following?:

In Column A is a list of students

In column S in the name of the class that each student is in

In column BA are the students scores for a term/semester (the scores are numerical

I need to rank the top and bottom 5 scores in each class

The worksheet is called “Sheet2rng”

Thanks in advance

Chris Mitchell


in general, rank works on a contiguous range of cells.  It does not support Array formulas or any conditions.  So I won't Rule Rank out but a lot would depend on specifics and my impression that rank isn't going to work for you.   

Tom Ogilvy

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Tom Ogilvy


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