Assign variable to results of an array

I have a SQL statement which performs correctly and, if I use the below 'echo' statement, I can display the value of that SQL statement (it will be an integer) in my web page. The 'echo' statement is as follows:
<?php while($row = mysql_fetch_array($rankingtable2a))
      {
            echo $row['Ranking'];                        
      }
?>

My question is: how do I assign the value that the above 'echo' statement displays on my web page to a variable so that I may use that variable elsewhere on my page?
Thanks.
lepirtleAsked:
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DerokorianCommented:
<?php while($row = mysql_fetch_array($rankingtable2a))
      {
            $variable = $row['Ranking'];                        
      }
?>

however do note, that if multiple rows are returned this will be overwritted by each row so you will end up with the ranking of the last returned row.
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lepirtleAuthor Commented:
Derokorian,
Perfect. Thanks so very much.
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