Yeah Im with all of you guys, the ladder seemed wrong after I got spammed by a "gladiator" that was 1950 rating on same faction as me, and i was 200 rating higher and I got duelist. At least there were no mounts given out.
Mates the server will be back up and running tomorrow-ish (December 18) around 12 AM, so you shouldn't worry about it chaps! They are making some pretty hefty changes and need some time to really get the server in tip-top shape. Cheers!