Tendulkar made a huge leap to number six from his previous 12th after he scored his career-best 248 in the first cricket Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka last week, according to the official ratings released by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Virender Sehwag slipped two places to number four giving his place back to Brian Lara while Jacques Kallis found place among top three batsmen after his good show in the recent Test series against India.
Matthew Hayden of Australia was placed fifth but his skipper Ricky Ponting, upstaged by Tendulkar, was now seventh in the table.
Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq, Australian Damien Martyn and Sri Lanka's Kumara Sangakkara slipped by one position each to be on eight, ninth and tenth position respectively.
South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs went out of top ten.
Among the bowlers, India's highest wicket-taker Anil Kumble and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh were placed seventh and ninth while Steve Harmison of England was perched atop the list.