Yeah -- I'm holding the top rank, by probably double everyone else -- but I've been holding the clan wars off -- barely. I have a lot of money -- I drained a couple merchants of their funds and had some gear money bonuses. So I've been carefully bribing myself out of wars with the other clans, and trying to quest for them to maintain peace. If any clear losers in the alliances rear their heads I may have to go after them. SoL is at the bottom of the rankings, so quite likely to be gone soon. My alliance with them keeps dragging me wholesale into wars.
[Edit:] And I have a LOT of clan members. I kept bumping into people with foraging, cooking, brewing, etc. I have 2 quartermasters. I will have to take them on the road soon or the infighting might kill us.