I have been trying to solve this problem without success, thus I'm calling for Help

Problem: There are 103 Italian provinces ranked by newspaper spread, and the one having highest spread is ranked first. The Florence province has with other 2 rank 27. Calculate the Florence stanine.

Solution: Now I think I cannot solve the problem without assuming that the distribution follows the gaussian (normalised) distribution Do you agree? If not can you explain to me how I can solve the problem?

Having assumed that I have a normal distribution, I would calculate the percentage rank of the Florence province using the following formula:

1. 27/103 = 26.2

2. 100 - 26.2 = 73.8

3. Florence lays in the 74° percentage rank

4. Looking in the normalised table I can see that this correspond to the stanine 6

Do you think that this is corret? Does not it matter that the frequency of the rank 27 is 3 and not only 1 = Florence?

Thank you in advance for your help

Alex