The Raiders moved up four spots to 26th in The Associated Press Pro32 power rankings after their 34-31 win Sunday over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The rankings, which began this year, are determined by voting from a 12-member panel.
The Steelers (1-2) fell from 10th to 15th after losing to the Raiders (1-2).
Here are the voters' comments on the Raiders, as provided by the AP:
Chris Berman (ESPN, 22) -- Gutty win over Steelers reminiscent of old days.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 29) -- Darren McFadden topping the 100-yard mark is a good sign.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 22) -- Comment currently unavailable
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 26) -- Huge win over Pittsburgh and a strong performance from Carson Palmer. Now can they keep it going?
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 27) -- Would the real Raiders please stand up? Will it be the ones who looked like the worst team in football last week in Miami? Or the playoff contender against Pittsburgh with that dramatic fourth-quarter comeback?
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 23) -- New coach Dennis Allen is having an impact. His Raiders have the second fewest penalties (14) in the AFC.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 26) -- As long as Darren McFadden stays healthy the Raiders have a chance. I mean, if Marcus Allen is brought back to make peace with Al Davis anything is possible, right?
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 28) -- They'll go as far as Darren McFadden takes them.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 30) -- The Raiders roster is paper thin but good enough at times to win a game. The team goes as McFadden goes and that was once in three games.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 23) -- Typical of the 2012 NFL season thus far. The Raiders beat the Steelers. On any given Sunday.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 26) -- The Raiders had more than the good karma of Marcus Allen lighting the Al Davis Flame before kickoff against Pittsburgh. Oakland's offense finally looked in sync in a 34-31 win.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 25) -- Al Davis might not recognize his old team -- especially with Marcus Allen a part of it.