Twelve members of the sporting world have been nominated for the 2017 gong, which will be presented to the winner on December 17 in Liverpool.
The Scotsman, who recently welcomed his second child, has not been included in the shortlist this year as his season was largely hampered by injury problems.
2017 BBC SPOTY shortlist in full:
Elise Christie - Short Track Speed Skating
Mo Farah - Athletics
Chris Froome - Cycling
Lewis Hamilton - F1
Anthony Joshua - Boxing
Harry Kane - Football
Johanna Konta - Tennis
Jonnie Peacock - Para-athletics
Adam Peaty - Swimming
Jonathan Rea - Motorcycling
Anya Shrubsole - Cricket
Bianca Walkden - Taekwondo
The winner will be decided by public vote.