League of Legends Patch 9.9 tier list: top lane

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Jax and Riven, Riven and Jax. Will anyone knock either of them out of the S tier in our final League of Legends tier list for Patch 9.9?

Our last tier list of Patch 9.9, comes to the top lane to see if anyone can unseat Riven or Jax. As always, these rankings are determined by collecting data from the tier lists and rankings of eight different sites to give you the average strength of each champion in the five roles of League of Legends.

To explain how we develop this tier list we take each rating for the tier list and normalize that value, making sure that an A rating on one site and a “God tier” rating on another can be accurately compared. This is done by creating a normalized value based on all rankings given out by that site so the average standardized rating is 0.00 with higher numbers being good to very good rankings and negative numbers being bad rankings.

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If you’re interested, you can find all of the underlying data for this and all the past patches here. When evaluating the sites and tier lists, we tried to only use data for Platinum plus players. The individual sites we audited are also listed below (note the rankings are as of 5 PM EST on May 2).

The tier list for top lane  in Patch 9.9, as determined by the average ranking among the following sites, excluding the highest and lowest scores:

The tier list

S tier: Riven, Jax, Renekton
A tier: Darius, Urgot, Vladimir, Kayle, Kled, Irelia, Fiora, Rumble, Kennen, Jayce, Garen, Yorick, Illaoi, Hecarim, Teemo
B tier: Gangplank, Nasus, Pantheon, Yasuo, Vayne, Camille, Shen, Poppy, Akali, Sion, Rengar, Dr. Mundo, Olaf, Malphite, Ornn
C tier: Tahm Kench, Singed, Neeko, Volibear, Quinn, Ryze, Cho’Gath, Wukong, Maokai, Tryndamere, Sylas, Gnar, Aatrox, Nautilus
D tier: Mordekaiser, Karma, Heimerdinger, Viktor