I appreciate that and I'm not saying that you just looked at average tournament placings. These types of ranking do lend to a lot of subjective thinking so there is always going to be some bias, which is completely fine. I'm just expressing my opinion that nV was definitely not the best team overall for the past 2 and a bit months despite their recent success during the APEX bracket stage. I still think Rogue deserves the top spot for what the more consistent showing throughout the whole time period.
I'm surprised you raise the second point though. Even if it was just one player, with the substitution of Mickie, that team changed dramatically. How much you attribute to the substitution or to the patch change is up for debate though.