I got my 3rd best ranking of the year and possibly my best ever forest ranking. I like team events too.
I thought I had a pretty decent run, errors aside, but maybe the reason you have a good ranking score is all those artificially high ranked people like me who are forced to run up to their correct age group for once in a year, solely for the purpose of folk like you to wallop us ;-)
Aye, there's a bit of that people being forced to run distances they dont like. It all just a handful of points - I'm always impressed/depressed and how consistent/inevitable my ranking scores are.