Thank you, UCONN is the exact point I was going to raise in this thread. I'm too lazy to look up the records and stats, but by every measure except one (very important one - NCs) we have had a much better program over the last 10 years. Way better record, more conference championships, more tourney appearances, higher seeds, etc. But UCONN has pulled 2 National Championships out of their asses in the last 5 years somehow.
Does that make them a better program than us over the last 10 years? Does that make them better than Kentucky in the last 10 years?
It's a tough concept to grasp, but measuring programs' success by NC's in college basketball isn't totally fair. The tournament itself is such a fluke driven event that doesn't usually produce the "best team" as the champion.