During the main part of the game everyone is constantly going up and down the rankings. I know I do! I do not really look at my current standing to decide where I stand in the game. Instead I have been looking at where I stand directly after a DDD. In most cases I have climbed, this time I actually lost a tech lvl and several hull points in between.
I would be interesting to see on each players profile, not just where they currently stand, but where the stood directly after the last DDD.