The nation's No. 11 team would like a word with Dabo Swinney.
The Buckeyes were cool and diplomatic leading up to Ohio State's Sugar Bowl matchup with Clemson, but after blasting the Tigers 49-28, the players made it clear just how much motivation they had after Swinney ranked Ohio State No. 11 in his coaches poll.
In the aftermath of the beatdown on the field, the Buckeyes took to social media to poke fun at Swinney for his antics.
And it's every bit as glorious as you'd hope.
Not bad for the 11th ranked team— Tyreke Smith (@T_23_baller) January 2, 2021
We were ranked 11th @ClemsonFB— Jonathon Cooper (@JonathonCooper7) January 2, 2021
11th team in the country huh???— TH (@Ty_Hami1ton) January 2, 2021
Best #11 team Ive ever seen...— Noah Potter (@noah_potter10) January 2, 2021
11th— Drue Chrisan (@DChrisman91) January 2, 2021
11th?— Bryson Shaw (@bshaw272727) January 2, 2021
Not bad for a team that is the #11— Cameron Brown (@luh_cam_) January 2, 2021
So does that mean theyre #12? Asking for a friend— Luke Farrell (@LukeFarrell89) January 2, 2021
So does that mean they like #18 or sumn, Or is that not how this thing work?— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) January 2, 2021
Ranked 11? @ClemsonFB— Taron Vincent (@t_lova23) January 2, 2021
After the game, Swinney said he didn't regret ranking the Buckeyes No. 11, saying "polls have nothing to do with motivation."
Clearly, the Buckeyes would beg to differ.