Is this all-time, or just last year?
I can get EagleFan being up high for all the work he does with the schedules, coaches, open dates, etc, and the sheer volume of posts he has regarding those things eliciting high praise.
Another forum I'm a member has a similar structure, but there's a 'thumbs up' and 'thumbs down' on every post with a counter in the middle. You can +3, +2, +1, -1, -2, or -3" any post, and the number in the middle changes for all to see. If you downvote or upvote, you're restricted to do it again before spreading rep to others, and all downvotes require an explanation/note why you downvote them (upvotes don't require it, but you can comment). It's interesting, because on a particular thread, even if people aren't posting, you can get a feel for the forum's opinions by seeing who's upvoted or downvoted in the conversation.