Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is still firing shots at Ohio State.

On Sunday, Swinney was discussing a comment from SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey about how the ACC “protects” its best teams for the College Football Playoff.

The remark came in response to the ACC canceling games for Clemson and Notre Dame for the weekend of Dec. 12 so both teams would be rested (and wouldn’t risk a loss) for the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 19.

Swinney’s response was to dig at Ohio State’s relatively short schedule this season.

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“If the ACC was trying to really protect Clemson and Notre Dame, why would we even play a game this week?” Swinney said, via ESPN. “If six wins can get you in the playoff, shouldn’t nine get you there? Shouldn’t 10 get you there?”

If the Buckeyes win this weekend, they’ll have a 6-0 record when the College Football Playoff committee has to make a final determination on the playoff.

Meanwhile, Clemson is 9-1 this season and Notre Dame is 10-0.

However, a lot of Ohio State’s schedule has been out of its control. The Buckeyes were limited to a maximum of nine games (eight regular season) when the Big Ten decided to (temporarily, as it turned out) cancel its season in August.

Then, once the year got going, the Buckeyes were the only team in the Big Ten to have multiple games canceled due to an opponents’ COVID-19 outbreak.

The result is a best-case scenario for the Buckeyes of going 6-0 and hoping they’ve done enough to get the benefit of the doubt from the College Football Playoff committee.

Swinney seems to be politicking for Ohio State’s spot in the College Football Playoff, win or lose vs. Notre Dame this weekend. Earlier in the week, he took a shot at the committee for continuing to rank them in the top four.

Ohio State and Northwestern will kick off at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday for the Big Ten title.