Cheating/Glitch Problem

Is it me, or has there been a lot more cheating when it comes to leagues?
Two lobbies now, I’ve had a player that is constantly shown as in 1st place, but there is no car ahead of me, and their distance from me keeps resetting. At the end, it says that they placed 1st, but no driver shows up on the podium for 1st place.
Any ideas? A glitch? Cheating?