This is just sickeningly stupid if I understand things correctly. So it sounds like the goal is to encourage top athletes to face each other head to head more often leading up to the Olympics. But how does this new system accomplish this goal? Won’t the top dogs easily hit the qualifying standards at pretty much any meet they want? Why will they care about facing each other more often if they can still qualify just as easily as they always have? Kejelcha, Norman, and Lyles are not exactly worried about hitting these times.
It sounds like it just forces the B-level athletes who may not be able to hit the standards to burn themselves out hunting points in the new world rankings. And as mentioned in the article rojo linked, it absolutely screws the elite championship tacticians like Manzano.
If they want the top dogs to face each other more often, the solution is to throw lots of money at them for doing so. Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather might actually die laughing if you tried this nonsense with them. Modern athletes know what they are worth.