# How to Use a RANK IF Formula in Google Sheets

To use a RANK IF formula in Google Sheets, you need to combine the RANK and FILTER functions. The RANK function ranks a number within a list, while the FILTER function helps to filter out the values based on certain criteria. Combining these two functions allows you to rank values based on specific conditions.

Here's how you can use a RANK IF formula in Google Sheets:

- Open your Google Sheet.
- Identify the range of values you want to rank, and the range of values you want to apply the criteria to.
- To create the RANK IF formula, use the following syntax:

`=RANK(value, FILTER(values_range, criteria_range = criteria))`

where:

`value`

is the value you want to rank.`values_range`

is the range of values you want to rank.`criteria_range`

is the range of values you want to apply the criteria to.`criteria`

is the condition that must be met.

## Example

Let's say you have a list of students with their scores and class sections, and you want to rank the scores of students in Section A only.

- Start by setting up your data in Google Sheets. Here's a sample dataset:

```
A B C
1 Name Score Section
2 Alice 100 A
3 Bob 80 A
4 Carol 90 B
5 David 70 A
6 Eve 85 B
```

- In this example, you want to rank the scores of students in column B, but only for those in Section A. So, your
`value`

is the score, your`values_range`

is B2:B6, your`criteria_range`

is C2:C6, and your`criteria`

is "A". - In a new column, let's say D2, write the RANK IF formula as follows:

`=RANK(B2, FILTER(B$2:B$6, C$2:C$6 = "A"))`

- Press Enter and you'll see the rank of Alice's score among Section A students. Now, drag the formula down to fill the other cells in column D, and you'll get the ranks for all students in Section A.

The final dataset should look like this:

```
A B C D
1 Name Score Section Rank (Section A)
2 Alice 100 A 1
3 Bob 80 A 3
4 Carol 90 B N/A
5 David 70 A 4
6 Eve 85 B N/A
```

Remember to adjust the ranges and criteria based on your specific dataset.

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