The ranking allows all Jarls to observe their gaming progress and successes in comparison with other Jarls.

Jarls ranking
Clan ranking
Personal ranking
Ranking categories

Jarls ranking

In each category (Influence, Offense, Defense, and Plunder) you can view the number of points you earned for a certain time period, your current position in the ranking if it's high enough, and other Jarls' progress. Your position is outlined with a green border.