Thanks, I will test when I get back to the office.

Erik, looks like what I need, hope it works for whatever Nth I am looking for?

It looks like something I tried which seemed to work, but was not consistant for all positions?

May be yours will work better.

Dom, thanks, and I thought I would never say this, but in this case I cannot use VBA. I will check it out anyway.

Yogi, Thanks: Chaining this as nested "IF's would get me seven levels, was wishing for a way to ID the Nth level in the formula directly so it could be controlled by a cell value?

PaddyD, will look into this more.

Will let you all know if I find the perfect fit, so far Erik's looks most like what I need.

P.S. Along Erik's line and using his notation, the one that I tried is this:

=IF(D1=1,MAX(dataR),LARGE(dataR,ABS((D1-1))+COUNTIF(dataR,LARGE(dataR,(ABS(D1-1))))))

it's problem is if the control cell "D1" is an Nth position greater than actual Nth position it will go through the list twice before erroring out, once forward and second backwards. That is "D1" can be up to 2 times the available "N" positions?