Location: Studio City, Calif.
2018 record: 26-4
Final 2018 Super 25 rank: Unranked
Harvard-Westlake has the talent and depth to find the sustained success it had last year. Last year, the Wolverines rattled off 16 straight wins and outscored opponents 129-38 during that stretch – only to fall in the first round of the playoffs.
Pete Crow-Armstrong returns as the No. 4 player in the junior class after bashing .427 with 22 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Vanderbilt commit Sam Hliboki went 8-1 last year with a 1.26 ERA and 90 strikeouts. Stanford commit Drew Bowser hit .355 with 24 RBI and 20 walks.
With those three stars joined by seven other returners, Harvard-Westlake looks particularly formidable going into the season.