Couple quick things on the above:
I firmly believe that wild swings in ballots are completely legit the first few weeks of a season. Any ranking before that is pure speculation (see: Michigan). It's like artillery fire as you try to hone in on the target area.
Which is one of the reasons I have to scratch my noggin when I see the so-called "real" polls keeping Virginia Tech ranked 17 and 18 this week after being ass-raped by LSU last Saturday and sneaking by ECU at home. Why are they still in there? Because a voter had them ranked high in the preseason? Or they "should" be good even if they haven't been thus far? Following that logic, Michigan should still be in the top 25.
Based on what I've seen thus far, LSU looked damn good so far. They beat an SEC team on the road 45-0 and administered the above-mentioned ass-raping. But how are they #1 if the ass-rapee wasn't as good as first thought, per my rant above? Ah, the beauty of polls, no?
And please, how 'bout a little props for having had Oregon ranked in the teens to start with. Was this too big a jump after a win over a bad Michigan team? Maybe. Yet that's why I say any poll before October is still a lot of guesswork.
Ohio State didn't look good at all. But, in typical Tressell fashion, they did what they needed to do and, instead of letting the game come down to a last minute play or kick, they got the "W." Ugly? Very. But 2-0 is better than, oh, never mind.
ED. NOTE: I screwed up. I had done my first ballot but made a mistake and had to re-enter it after #11. Since I was doing the poll "in the ballot" and not off a written list, I forgot South Carolina which would have replaced Hawaii after their ugly win vs. L-Tech.