MY top 5
This is a my top five i'm using each character at there strongest to rank them and i also take into accountant each of the person on this list ability to beat the others named on this list.
1.) KabutoYakushi (pre Itachi and saskue fight in cave) How any one can argue against a man can summon 1000s OP zombie ninja is beyond me.
On top of that he is is very smart and has powerful enough moves of his own to stand his ground against any top tier ninja. (kabuto 6-0 against all other ninja on this list)
list of moves seen in manga:
Nature Type:Earth Release,Water Release
Unique Traits:Can passively absorb natural energy Jutsu
Attack of the Twin Demons
Body Flame Technique
Body Fluid Shedding Technique
Chakra Draining Seal
Dance of the Seedling Fern
Dead Soul Technique
Demonic Flute: Phantom Sound Chains
Earth Release: Earth Shore Return
Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique
Hidden Shadow Snake Hands
Human Body Shedding Technique
Many Hidden Shadow Snake Hands
Mystical Palm Technique
Sage Art: Inorganic Reincarnation
Sage Art: White Rage Technique
Spider Web Unrolling
Summoning Technique (Snakes)
Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation
Temple of Nirvana Technique
Water Release: Great Waterfall Technique
Water Release: Water Dragon Bullet Technique
Yin Healing Wound Destruction
2.)Madara Uchiha (alive with Rinnegan)
At his second strongest he was able to tame the nine tails and fight on par with arguably the strongest hokage ever and almost came out on top.
Now add all the Op moves he can do with the Rinnegan and the PS you have a ninja with almost no weakness and insanely huge chakra reserves . (3-1 (3-2 he beats hiruzen) against ninja on the list)
List of moves seen in manga:
Nature Type:Fire Release,Wood Release,Earth Release,Water Release
Blocking Technique Absorption Seal
Fire Release: Dragon Flame Release Song Technique
Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation
Fire Release: Great Fire Destruction
Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique
Gunbai Barrier Technique
Summoning Technique (Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, Kurama)
3.) Nagato (Fully rested before Konoha attack) When he is fully rested he has huge enough chakra reserves to spam his OP rinnegan moves.
When these moves are used by they are said to be even more destructive and we seen the power of his moves when he use the six paths.
Add this with all of those summons he can change a battle field in a instance. ( 2-2 (1-4) agasint ninja on the list win against 4 )
Nature Type: Fire Release, Wind Release, Lightning Release,Earth Release,Water Release,Yin Release,Yang Release,Yin–Yang Release
Amplification Summoning Technique
Blocking Technique Absorption Seal
Chakra Sensing Technique
Flaming Arrow Missiles
Flaming Arrow of Amazing Ability
Magic Lantern Body Technique
Mirrored Sudden Attacker Technique
Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique
Rain Tiger at Will Technique
Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals
Summoning Technique (Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, Konan)
Summoning: Demonic Statue of the Outer Path
Water Release: Wild Water Wave
4.) NarutoUzumaki ( current Fight against tobi)
Well being the perfect Jinchuuriki for the nine tails get you into the top 10 and add the fact that he has a wide array of moves that he has to his disposal he is almost invincible.
He has almost endless Chakra and can Spam all of his strongest moves endlessly one of the reason he is drop so low is that for one he still lacks in the intelligent department which one wrong move can get you killed against any of these ninja listed in this list and you have to fight a perfect fight to win all of these battles.
(As we see against the fight against edo nagato where he could have been killed if not for edo itachi ) (0-5 )
Nature Type:Wind Release
All Directions Shuriken
Big Ball Rasengan
Big Ball Spiralling Serial Zone Spheres
Hiding with Camouflage Technique
Multiple Shadow Clone Technique
Naruto Uzumaki Combo
Naruto Uzumaki Two Thousand Combo
Negative Emotions Sensing
New Sexy Technique
One Thousand Years of Death
Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan
Sage Art: Many Ultra-Big Ball Spiralling Serial Spheres
Sage Art: Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan
Sage Technique: Spiralling Serial Spheres
Shadow Clone Technique
Shadow Shuriken Technique
Spiralling Absorption Sphere
Spiralling Strife Spheres
Summoning Technique (Toads)
Summoning: Food Cart Destroyer Technique
Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball
Tailed Beast Ball
Tailed Beast Chakra Arms
Tailed Beast Rasengan
Tailed Beast Shockwave
Typhoon Water Vortex Technique
Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan
Ultra-Many Spiralling Serial Spheres
Wind Release: Rasengan
Wind Release: Rasenshuriken
5.) Hashirama /Hiruzen (Hype) With these two it is almost impossible to gauge the power of each perfectly because each is build up with hype from two different sources with each source having his share of criticism with leads to the Vivaldi of each claim.
Hashirama hype: which is mostly given by Madara when he say that only Hashirama is able to stop him in is current form(edo +Harashima).
This for me tells me to things either one Madara is a huge D rider of Hashirama cause he was the only one in his time frame to beat him and because of his ego he doesn't want to make it seem like anyone but the person who has already beat can challenge him.
Two Hashirama either has some OP Chakra repression move that allow him to weaken his opponent or stop the flow of chakra.
I lean towards the second claim.
Because Madara is making make no sense at all in say only Hashirama can challenge him considering current state.(Him+Edo +Rinnegan+Hashirama)
so the only way Hashirama stands a chance is that he has this OP move we will learn about later.
Hiruzen hype: He was regraded as the strongest hokage to ever live by the people of the leaf.
Well the problem with this Hype is the ones calling him this have never seen the first two hokage so how would they be able to decide who is the strongest hokage?
Well for one this hold some truth because since Hiruzen was the student of the Hashirama and was still alive at the start of the story and in his 70s others children from his childhood were must still have been alive and well at the the start of the story are now the elders of the village.
Meaning Logicaly that they must have seen Harashmia fight or knew of his Godly powers and they would have told their children (the ones who proclaimed hiruzen the god of shinobi) the tales and powers of the Hashirama Senju .
even with all of the knowledge of the Hashirama the title of God of Shinobi was still given to the third. (elders and youth believe he was the strongest)
(Hashirama goes 3-1 off hype Hiruzens goes 3-1 off hype) The reason I can't put them higher than five is because we do not know the full extent of either fighter since we have not seen a fight from either and each of there powers are base off word of mouth.
List of Hashirama moves:
Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique — Kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands
Wood Clone Technique
Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees
Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees
First Hokage's Necklace
Scroll of Seals
Nature Type:Fire Release,Earth Release
Dead Demon Consuming Seal
Earth Release: Earth-Style Wall
Fire Release: Fire Dragon Flame Bullet
Shadow Clone Technique
Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique
Summoning Technique (Monkey King: Enma)
(Note this list exclude Sage and sons and also edo Madara as I don't count any Edo as they are a summon )