You have probably joined a squad already (or more, if you weren’t lucky enough to get into a good one) and you probably saw that under you name – or, better said, near your name, under your rank in the Squad, there is a number. You must be wondering, like everybody else, what is that number.
At the moment of writing this, the number is actually a bug and doesn’t represent the real value it should. In theory, that number you can see near your name in your squad should represent your rank in the squad: the medal count.
However, at the moment of writing this, the displaying of numbers is bugged as the game is still showing an older version of the ranking system in the game. However, this is being worked on and should change soon. And if no changes are made in the meanwhile (like calculating your rank by also adding victories, troops donated and so on), that number should display the medals that you have in your squad and nothing else.
I hope this helps and that pretty soon the real number will show, allowing for full rankings in the alliances.