Individual war ranking means nothing, since it is largely based on what time of day people get online for offence - or who is considerate enough to save attacks for others, and who is lucky enough to not be attacked on defence.
The large discrepancy in tokens from top to bottom is nonsense.
Purposely lowering your defence in an attempt to not be attacked, is detrimental to the guild effort & would see you kicked from the majority of good guilds.
Having a strong gold defence may cause people to have to retry, and ultimately lose on a lower tower. This helps the guild. You should be proud to be gold!