Re: Ranking the Gotei 13 Lieutenants (updated)
Rukia and Hisagi are definitely tied, they share lots of personality traits and are equally skilled. I ranked Rukia higher simply because her Shikai is arguably better than Hisagi's.
Originally Posted by NLee
It's also true that Momo is probably one of the best Kido users, but Tetsuzaemon was quoted in saying that he trained in all forms of Shinigami arts to become a lieutenant, which probably means he's very versatile in combat (which we can't really confirm until Kubo gives him more screen time...), that's why I placed him in the middle. Until we see Momo fight at full strength her place on the list is pretty solid.
And yeah, Renji is stupidly overrated. Without his Bankai he'd probably only be above Omaeda.