I second this.
There's something similar on another site I've been to, and that happens monthly. I don't think this site is quite populated enough for that frequently though. Maybe every 6 months? That would give enough time for an order to start to clearly pull ahead of the rest, but not so long that we're in our current predicament. Checking the news and updates, it seems that the commendations and such have been around for roughly a year, and with the sages so far ahead I think that a yearly basis for the randomization would be a bit too long.
Maybe a bonus 10-15 points or something to all the members in the order that's in first place when it gets randomized again. Something to have people start nagging other people in their order to get to work doing something.