Conquest ranking.

Just a few questions about how the ranking works

  1. Does first time participation start at bottom?

  2. does having less than 15 players (miss a conquest or a few ) mean you are at bottom if already played before?

The reason I ask is it seems a easy way for the high teams that go low to go low again.

Would the initial ranking start that was done at conquest release be used in these cases?

any clarification would help.