So the only way our profile "isn't even close" is because we played fewer games against top teams than they did. Although I think we still have more games and more wins against the top 100. It's not like we dodged anybody, though. Or play in a mid-major conference or anything.
I just checked the RPI, and as of this moment we are ranked higher than both Pitt and Notre Dame and, get this, our schedule strength is ranked higher than both Pitt and Notre Dame. We are also ranked higher than both Big East teams in Pomeroy and also in Sagarin "predictor." I conclude that if we win the ACC (and Notre Dame does not win the Big East), our profile is better than either of them.