arranging alliance in war map

Arrange the alliance on the same map based on what principles? Some fiefdoms, rank alliance ?

it seems its mostly sorted by fiefdoms. however I have heard that flare hand picks the first few war maps sorting out the top 10 on their own

Same fiefdom count is great. What about position on d map though. Like whether you r in between or on the side n next to who. Is that random?

id have to guess random for spawn location on map