Yes, Villanova was the best team. Why? Because when the championship was determined, when the chips were down, they won the game. That has to be the answer. Otherwise, why bother with a tournament? Just do what college football does. Forget about deciding championships on the field and all that nonsense. Let's just have everyone guess who the best team is and give the trophy to them. Everyone gets the same deal: you win, you advance, you lose, you go home. Villanova had several losses that year but by the time the tournament rolled around, nobody was able to beat them. So yes, they were the best.
Just like NC State in 1983 and every other winner that wasn't a no.1 seed. Don't talk to me about what somebody did two months ago. You can argue that the team that won the tournament didn't accomplish as much as somebody else did during the regular season or whatever but when a team goes 6-0 in a single-elimination championship tournament, in which everyone entered is on equal footing and knows every time they step on that floor may be their last, they're the best and to suggest that they aren't is bogus and cheap.
This isn't a matter of not understanding you. It's a matter of simply disagreeing. Vehemently.