I was renegade and was last man standing along with Sheriff. I personally killed deputy who was the first victim of the game. I also got an outlaw killed through through an indian/gatling gun. Another outlaw dueled me and lost and died. So it was me and the sheriff left. The sheriff killed met. Yet I lost the most points out of all players, even more than the outlaws I killed. And the deputy earned points even though he was the first to die.
I think the point award structure needs to be modified. Like, if you're the first to die you should lose points. And if you're the renegade and last man standing along with the sheriff but he kills you, you should at least break even on points (i.e. get 0).