Dane Swan narrows the gap to Hawthorn's Luke Hodge to seven votes after a standout display against the Sydney Swans.
The votes are in for the first part of the split round thirteen in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award.
Red hot Hodge still dominating the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award
Hawthorn vice-captain, Luke Hodge, jumps to a big lead in the AFLCA Champion player award.
Prolific Carlton youngster earns nine of a possible ten votes in round ten voting for the AFLCA champion player of the year award.
Matthew Pavlich has jumped ahead of teammate Aaron Sandilands in the AFLCA champion player of the year award.
Chris Judd continues his charge up the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year leaderboard, but Sandilands stands tall.
Despite victories over last year's Grand Finalists, it is a recent loss that spurs the Blues.
Gary Ablett slotted back in for the Cats with 38 possessions and full votes from Mark Thompson and Paul Roos.
St Kilda coach Ross Lyon says his side has had to play a more defensive game to cope with the loss of Nick Riewoldt.