But that was the matchup of the left No. 1s. There has always been an idea floated to reseed once the Regionals are over. The problem would be if there were three of them. SHould ND have played Louisville (top No. 1 vs. lowest survivor). But what if there are only two conference teams and the seeding radition (as this year) is to make them play each other before the final.
Also the conference was obviously guaranteed an NC once the match was set. Ironic that the teams which delivered the Big East its titles (now the most of any conference) are bolting. And Geno takes with him the most titles (tied) of any coach with plenty of time to become No. 1 and give a headline to another conference. That's where the traditions of the SEC will come back to the front.