Based purely on a national media/national perception standpoint these two programs are about as opposite as they come.
ND is a top 5 national media team. UConn maybe dead last.
Beating a 3-9 ND team is a far bigger story than beating a 9-3 UConn team.
I would be willing to bet that UConn could have beaten ND more often that not in the past 5 years.
If there was a ratio of how good a team really is compared to how good a team everyone thinks they are ND would be at the rock bottom and UConn probably near the top alongside teams like Boise, Utah, etc.
All that really means is that ND on the schedule = good and UConn on the schedule = bad. We get much more credit for beating ND and we would get basically zero for beating a solid UConn team.
GOD I hope we don't play these fuggers next year.