I believe a simple way to re-balance this game will be to add a new tier above rank 1. Such as "Master" Rank.
Currently where my mech stands, it is no match for the top players, most on average either 2 shot my energy supply, 2 shot me with physical build, or overheat me so much it is as if I never existed. Yet I come across players just like myself who are stuck bouncing back between Rank 1, and Rank 2, because of those super players.
I believe adding in a new rank above rank 1 to place these "super" players in will help match making a bit in preventing us who get to rank 1 get put back to rank 2 then back to 1, etc. This should in fact help tremendously. What do you think?