Ohh, I see what you're saying! My bad, I was reading that incorrectly.
What you are saying makes sense. How about the tie breaker is between "first come, first serve"? So if there is a tie, the first user to reach the Hall of Fame gets the higher position. That will also prevent ties.
well on the ladder the two users would be ranked as say, 94 and 95, but due to the alphabetization it is equivalent to 94 and - where the next user is 96. So yes if they have the same points a tie is fair.
In that situation, two users would need to have the exact same ladder ranking points AND overall ranking number. If that were to be the case (I don't envision it happening often), then I will consider it a tie. Is that fair? Thanks for pointing it out!
In the case of identical ranking points the current tiebreaker system does not work fairly, as on PO, the difference is simply settled by alphabetical order. So if you had 16 people with the same ranking, the one starting with an "a" would be considered first.
It would be much simpler/more fair to simply tie for that position.
I am actually encouraging one Dark Horse per player (in the OP), because I really want users to get a feel for their Dark Horse Pokemon in order to achieve a notable goal. I fear that multiple Dark Horse Pokemon blurs that research and can be difficult for new battlers to OU.
And at the end of the day, a user with multiple Dark Horse Pokemon will theoretically gain more recognition in the Hall of Fame! If the list becomes overly burdened and needs some organization, I'll consider your suggestions. Thanks for helping me bounce around some ideas! Hope to see you do well with Aggron =D!