Jiraiya is one of the greatest ninja ever and it suck that he died but it was meant to be so naruto can futher his will and his ninja way but i dont think jiraiya is all to died he might be the all knowing? he did travel almost every where. if jiraiya was in the war he can solo all seven swordsmen and win and take down the most zetsu and even help the kage beat madara(maybe)
Top 10 = nope. Just measure how many jutsu Naruto have (a few only), that was all he taught. the rest, Naruto created himself.
Hanzo acknowledged the 3 as Sannin, as a team, but nothing mentioned as individual.
Taijutsu - 50%
Genjutsu - Nope. Not up to date. Ask Kakashi. Naruto followed his method - still caught.
Ninjutsu - Nope. If you want to measure Jiraiya, then ask Naruto. Naruto created a few more for himself...
Toad Techs - Bec he had signed up. Not being helpful and cannot do anymore.
Fuinjutsu - Did not teach Naruto and Minato. Kushina taught Minato herself, she was Uzumaki clan.
Senjutsu -is not Sage. He need both Toads to do it. Sage mode - Naruto is much better than him. Kakashi told Naruto about clones; and with this method, Naruto could make about 2 or 3 clones. Even use the clone to do the fighting, while Naruto went somewhere to do sage mode. That's why Naruto was better than him, even at his age, full of smart ideas.
Legend status - Jiraiya was such a beast Kisame and Itachi refused to battle Jiraiya. Both Kisame and Itachi were out of chakra, after fighting with Kakashi, Gai, Kurenai and Asuma.
He will lost to both Orochimaru and Tsunade. Naruto did not seek the Toad, now seek more on Kurama. Naruto seek the Toad because Naruto want the (Big size) Toad to sit on Zetsu only. Both Orochimaru & Tsunade had at least one more jutsu which was medic nin. Orochimaru challenge Kurama (4 tails) and nearly killed Kurama (Naruto). Tsunade beat Naruto, as Naruto was his student. Just look at Sakura, being Tsunade's student, extreme powerful strength and now expert as Medic nin, better than Shizune. Sasuke being Orochimaru was on much higher level than Naruto during the hunt on Sasuke with Sai (first mission). In the end, Naruto did not summon the Toad anymore, after completion on Sage mode.
He re-adjust Naruto seal was common jutsu, Kakashi also did the same on Sasuke.
That's why Kishi had to write-off Jiraiya and the Toad. Nothing .......................
I don't give a **** what Pain said, he clearly was overrating Jiraiya.
Jiraiya has no counter for CT.
Do you also believe Jiraiya > Itachi and Kisame?
So, Pain, knowing all his abilities and the extent of his own powers said that another shinobi would've beaten him if he knew his secret isn't enough proof for you? The same goes for Itachi and Kisame. Why else would they say it? Just for shits and giggles. No, they collectively did not overrate him. They knew if he had battled them respectively (w/ knowledge of Pain's tech) he would either be deadlocked or victorious. Itachi said that even if they had reinforcements, they could only be in a stalemate with Jiraiya.