Cristiano Ronaldo's third hat trick of the season put him at the top of the AP global football 10 on Tuesday.
Ronaldo scored three goals in Real Madrid's 5-0 rout of Athletic Bilbao.
Lionel Messi, last week's winner, dropped to third place despite scoring both goals in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano. Arjen Robben was second after also scoring twice in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over Hannover.
Chelsea was the top-rated team after beating London rival Arsenal 2-0.
Real Madrid was only eight votes behind in second, while Juventus was third after extending its winning start in the Italian league to six matches.