Now that my funny bone has been tickled, perhaps a more in-depth thought.
What they should do is re-balance the pvp system overall. Make it to where it takes nowhere near as many fights to get rank 1. Make it to where there is a penalty for losing fights. Whatever number they see fit. Bump up the rewards so that at least 50-70% of the player base feel they have a shot at it. Then whoever gets the #1 spot will actually be congratulated from everyone. More people going for something, makes winning that something way more special.
Also thanks to @Lyya for helping come up with this idea. The person who achieves Rank 1 in pvp that week should get a star/badge/symbol on their player card for all to see. They get to keep that badge forever as a symbol of honor.
The way the current system is set up, most people don’t even entertain the idea of going for it. We already know what it takes to get there. I just get a set number of trophies every week in pvp and that’s it.