AP Changes MVP, All-Pro Voting Rules
NFL Week 11 - Exciting news from the world of NFL awards, where there will now be ranked choice voting and real second-team All-Pros. The Associated Press is going to be installing a weighted point system for the first time, similar to what they have in baseball. No more "unanimous All-Pro means there's no second-team All-Pro." No more "Russell Wilson has never gotten an MVP vote because voters can only choose one player per year."
For MVP, we'll vote for five players with spots worth 10-5-3-2-1 points. For other awards, there will be three players at 5-3-1. And for All-Pro spots, we'll vote for two players per position who will get 3 points for first place and 1 point for second place. Yes, this means I can make more mistakes on my ballot because there are more spots to choose. Yes, this means I have to come up with two All-Pro long-snappers. It's still a really cool change!