Well there is a ranking structure if that's how you wanted to look at it (Yes.)
Although it is not a "Ranking" structure of how "You" may perceive it.
The only way I can think to explain this is to break this down.
These distinguishing traits differ from "Guy" to "Guy" keep this in mind when reading my personal thoughts to answer "Your" question as best as "I" can being "One" guy.
Hot~ For me this depends on a multitude of things. From maybe what she is wearing, her body structure, stature, elegence, to her attitude.
Hot for me would be. A girl with the perfect weight to height Ratio. Not too short, not too tall, not overweight, not underweight, Just right. Hair color for me would make a difference maybe, depending what looked better on that particular female. Some girls are just not blonde's. Then again some look better as a blonde. A little taller than average maybe, slightly most times if the girl is a little taller for some reason she comes off as hotter. Why I have no idea. I'm talking slightly taller than normal. Although average heighted girls can be HOT as well. Depends on her grooming, straight hair is hotter most times than curly hair. Clothing can make a big difference. Not too much makeup, light doses, not having to wear it at all and still look great is a big sign. I will often give a hot girl that complement that they don't need to wear it, as they look more than FINE without it. Clean clear skin, that almost radiates happiness. This goes with positive mode and attitude. A girl can look hot in many cloths. Although like a lot of other guy's I'm sure. I like mine in some nice snug denim jeans, with a tee, maybe a belt etc like the ones with the holes on over the other, those are hot. and if she has a belly, maybe a belly button ring, or belly shirt. Although a girl can still look hot without showing her tummy. It isn't a have to do thing these days. I find myself being attracted just as equally to girls that don't wear the highshcool belly t's. I think maybe it's because it leaves more for me, and others to wonder ;).
Cute~ A cute girl is equally as dateable, and equally as show off able as any hot girl. They rank EQUALLY! This isn't girl world where one is better than the next. It is guy termonolgy for a different kind of beauty. Meaning your Still Equally as striking to us, we still want you just as much if not maybe more! Cute is adorable, it is an innocent kind of beauty to us. We will charish you equally, if not more at times.
Some things that are cute in a girl if she is cute.
Freckles, certain hair styles, wordrobes, short girls typically fall in this catagory because they are just little and innocent, the word innocent is very important when it comes to looking cute. A cute girl will typically have denim on as well with a cute little top typically something written that isn't offensive to the other sex, They will wear makeup most times, although don't need it either.