Howthe's ranking are probably more accurate, especially 1v1 as he states is the criterion used for the list, but I also think about team play in 5v5. This requires the individual efforts but also the global assessment of play, including some team spirit. I'd move a few players around on his list for that. As a result, my captain's guide list agrees with Howthe's list for most players but with a few differences.
*A Captain's Guide*
My guide to "who I choose if I am captain" rated by "who I would like on my team the best," which of course can be quite different from the skill levels of individual play. Some of these players play less often than others, and for these cases I do not have a great calibration. In the case of a confident calibration, I haved used "*". Finally, this list is also fluid given that some players improve constantly, notably Aeonx and Camaro most recently.
When these people are on my team, I feel a victory will soon be added to my statistics, regardless of who is on the other team:
Auqia*, HowThe*, Ooloo* (quar)
We really should have a victory but sometimes things can go wrong, especially if one of the aforementioned players is on the opposing team:
Krath, Tyr, Doci, DieHard* (greg), Efejao*, Hiroge, Mecha-Lenin, Multiz*
Superior contributors to the team:
jbaum*, RedRuby(BlueSaphire)(GreenEmerald)*, Ekko-Tek*, Dumdeedum*, Fallen_One*, DeceptivePanda (StarKiller), Nayru*, Eros(Specter)*, Higgy, jamex, Traxsin, Slavinari, Faernel*, CarpetBomb*, BagsX*, BrainDead
Good solid contributors to the team:
Aeonx*, BooPoo*, SerakWarriors, Camaro*, Archa-A*, JakeMac, kbroke*, Ginisfurd, maxy, USNC, gondie, unname, Seleuceia, Dwish, ColdFront(Universe)*, Mavarik, Knewgui, Teun-a-Roonius, KFear, BoomUrDead
Well, it's a teammate:
Very volatile players; often though not always I wish I had an AI teammate instead:
HuyMac*, RadioActive (StarPlayer), Kok*
I avoided rating myself; I'll leave that to others. One thing on How's list is that he's being modest. In his Tier #1 list, there is some differentiation. There's a group of Tier#1+, including How, Quar, and probably PlayerSlayer. Auqia is KingOfTheHill, as mentioned. I was also surprised to see RadioActive in that Tier #1; I haven't seen him play at that level in any game.