Adaptive winner selection from a list of scores


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Excuse me for this probably basic question.

I have a list of scores. Normally people pick the top 'k' scores (for example k=5).
I do not want to fix the value of k but I want to do it adaptively, based on the data in the list of scores.
I would like to pick the high scores in the list which are significantly higher than the other scores.

How to do this ? or am I being stupid ;)

Thanks in advance