The Raiders jumped up three places in the latest Associated Press Pro32 NFL power rankings, released Tuesday.
The Raiders (3-4) are ranked 25th after beating the Kansas City Chiefs 26-16 Sunday for their second consecutive victory.
The Tennessee Titans (26th), St. Louis Rams (27th) and Buffalo Bills (28th) all dropped below the Raiders.
The Titans lost 19-13 in overtime Sunday to Indianapolis, and New England beat the Rams 45-7. The Bills were on their bye week.
The Atlanta Falcons retained the top spot in the poll, which is based on votes from 12 media members.
What follows are the voters' comments on the Raiders after Week 8, as provided by the AP (voter affiliation and ranking in parentheses):
Chris Berman (ESPN, 25) -- Wasn't pretty, but a "W" is a "W."
Clifton Brown (Sporting News) -- Ranking, comment unavailable
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 23) -- Comment unavailable
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 26) -- Playing better on defense and doing just enough on offense.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 25) -- Raiders still a factor in AFC West race with second straight win. Not sure how much longer they hang with Broncos, but they're still within a game of first.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 22) -- The Raiders don't have a wideout in the top 60 in the NFL in receiving. Oakland is in dire need of plays on the flank.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 27) -- Maybe the Raiders should designate Arrowhead Stadium as their home stadium.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 26) -- They've stopped beating themselves, and that's a start.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com) -- Ranking, comment unavailable
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 23) -- The Raiders are improving, and new coach Dennis Allen deserves some kudos. They are near the bottom of the league in penalties. Yes, that's right. The Raiders are one of the least penalized teams in the NFL.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 21) -- More frequent play-action rollouts show how much more comfortable quarterback Carson Palmer is becoming in Greg Knapp's offense. With 11 tackles in last Sunday's win over Kansas City, outside linebacker Phillip Wheeler continues to prove himself as the team's best offseason acquisition.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 28) -- Don't look now, but the Raiders have won two straight. Never mind that the teams they beat were the Jaguars and Chiefs.