It's been a bad month for AEW's factions. The Elite lost everything, the Allied Forces had no reason to exist without the Elite, Major Dental has suffered huge losses that has exposed cracks in their foundation, Death Triangle is suffering the physical toll of repeated attacks.
Below is an Attribute Matrix I use to determine my rankings:
#1 - The Pinnacle
Last Week: #3
Gold Held: AAA Tag Championships
Strength - 4: Undeniably top echelon
Cohesion - 4: Everyone in this team has their roles and plays them perfectly. Wardlow's resentment continues to simmer
Purpose - 5: The Pinnacle exist to dominate and gather all the gold. They are doing the first, at least
Attainment - 4: Impressive and important wins, especially over Darby Allin. But still not holding any of the major titles.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman - Captain, Star, mastermind
Shawn Spears - Loose Cannon
Wardlow - Heater
Tully Blanchard - Mentor
Cash Wheeler - Tag guy
Dax Harwood - Tag guy
#2 - Team Taz
Last Week: #9
Members added: Dante Martin
Strength - 4: An amazing collection of non-overlapping talent
Cohesion - 4: Everybody has a role and fills it well
Purpose - 4: Successfully recruiting Dante proves the value of their philosophy
Attainment - 2: still need the big wins to go with the big signing
Ricky Starks - Star
Will Hobbs - Heater
Taz - Mentor
Dante Martin - Super Rookie
HOOK - Recruiter Extraordinaire
#3 - Death Triangle
Last Week: #4
Gold Held: AEW Tag Championships
Strength - 3: An amazing crew, but hobbled by (kayfabe) injury
Cohesion - 5: Being backed into a corner just has them more dedicated to one another
Purpose - 2: Do they have an end goal or a game plan beyond mutual protection?
Attainment - 3: The Lucha Bros have retained the top prize in AEW's tag division, but the faction has suffered some high-profile losses
Penta EZM - Big Brother
Rey Fenix - Little Brother
PAC - Blood Brother
Alex Abrahantes - Buffoon
#4 - The Inner Circle
Last Week: #5
Gold Held: TNT Championship
Strength - 4: THE BEST
Cohesion - 4: Not really acting as a team much anymore?
Purpose - 1: Not even saving Jericho from getting beat up, so no idea?
Attainment - 4: Still getting wins and holding the TNT title
Chris Jericho - Captain
Sammy Guevara - Star
Santana - Tag guy
Ortiz - Tag guy
Jake Hager - Heater
#5 - Best Friends / CHAOS
Last Week: #7
Faction members added: Rocky Romero, Tomohiro Ishii, Kazuchika Okada maybe?
Strength - 4: They'd have top contenders in every division, if Trent were healthy, plus CHAOS for added muscle when needed
Cohesion - 4: Still friendship at the core, but will joining CHAOS allow them to keep that cohesion they've always had?
Purpose - 2: Just friendship?
Attainment - 1: They finally got some revenge on the Hardy faction with help from Ishii, but they were eliminated from their tournament opportunities
Orange Cassidy - Star
Kris Statlander - Heater
Trent? - Tag guy