I know we have better ranked pops than POT5 does. Right now there's 4 well geared competent teams that q up, and the Watchmen just subbed back so I'd assume they would start q'ing up as well. As far as faction balance its heavily favored towards pub side. Mainly because the pugs on the imp side think ever single gametype is a team deathmatch.
TDM in DA HOUSE!!!!! NUMBERS WHORE UP IN DIS!
But yea seriously, I don't play ranked again yet, the pubs def dominate, unfortunately for them, the new WZ will incorporate our TDM style of play.