'80 team had 3 of same 4 players plus Paxson. '78 team also had 4 players who spent at least 1 year in NBA. Those were my last 3 years at ND.
'79 team spent about 4 weeks ranked #1, and it was only 1 seed in program history.
Truth is, as talented as those 3 teams were, '74 team will always be my gold standard. Dantley was its only long-term NBA star, but it went 3-1 playing 4 games against F4 teams in a period of about 2 weeks.
As much as I've enjoyed last 3 years, program was at a different level then.