This has become a topic of discussion in my team and no one seems to know for sure. I thought it was just total points, but tributes help you to get more points faster, others now think it is a combination of points and tributes.
I am curious. I think it is points, i was on a team where one of the top 3 had ZERO tributes and that chapped my hide.
One of our top point earners, Mary, doesn’t conquer tributes… many have asked her how she does it, but she doesn’t chat much. Tributes really help those who are not Mary, earn points. If you look at the rankings, it goes by points