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Notice that the route used has /top-answerers/. The doc page states: Returns the top 30 answerers active in a single tag, of either all-time or the last 30 days. (Emphasis added) So, that route is returning what it should. If you really want the top answers for a tag, use the /search/excerpts route and set: sort=votes order=desc ...
Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible