Is there a word that can describe something is good but not better than very few others? I have found the adjective competitive.
However, competitive seems not appropriate. Because it has a meaning that the compared stuff is the best.
For example: Joey gets 93 points in an exam. Rose gets 99. Chandler gets 88 points. Phoebe gets 89. Monica gets 98. Rachel gets 78.
Joey's result is not better than that of Rose and Monica, but better than that of Chandler, Phoebe, and Rachel. How do I describe Joey's result in a positive way?
What I used before is:
Joey gets a competitive result among the six people.
I'd prefer an adjective.