Find lowest # rank (highest ranked) issue via REST/CLI

I'm looking for a way to use either CURL / CLI to find the lowest # rank (most important) issue in a project. The only way I can see to do it is to retrieve all the issues in that project, sorted by Global Rank - but it's timing out (probably because there are too many records to return.)

I'm also surprised that issues which are closed still have a global rank (still have any rank at all, actually.)

Is there an easy way to do this?

Thanks!

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Have two JQL, one with Ascending and one with Descending Global Rank and call the search REST api with maxResults = 1 ?

Customize your JQL to weed out Closed issues.

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