Australia have made a climb to the fifth place in the World Rugby Rankings following their victory over South Africa in the third round of the Rugby Championship in Gold Coast last weekend.
Quade Cooper contributed with 23 points including the decisive penalty goal in the added minutes as Australia came from behind to seal a 28-26 victory - their first in the competition.
The win also meant the Wallabies have gained two rating points as they have taken their tally to 84.11 which saw them climb to the fifth place from seventh pushing France to sixth.
The defeat for the Springboks meant their lead over second placed New Zealand have come down to 2.18 rating points.
Meanwhile, New Zealand's 39-0 win over Argentina did not have impact in their ratings due to 7.45 rating points between the teams and it was treated as the home game for the All Blacks.
However, the rise of rankings for the Wallabies meant Argentina have slipped one place down to seventh position.
USA were the other gainer in this week's rating as they improved one position to 16th in the table following a 38-16 win over Canada.
The fourth round of the Rugby Championship will see South Africa and Australia locking horns again along with a second clash between New Zealand and Argentina with both the games scheduled on 18th September.