Head coach: Rod Dedeaux
Key players: Bill Bordley, Rod Boxberger, Dave Engle, Bryan Hayes, Dave Hostetler, Chris Smith, Doug Stokke, Tim Tolman, Dave Van Gorder, John Wells, Anthony Munoz
Overall record: 54-9
Championship game: USC 10, Arizona State 3
CWS titles: 12 (1948, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1998)
Bottom line: USC head coach Rod Dedeaux's 10th and final national championship team may have been his best.
The Trojans, who won the CWS six times in the 1970s alone, had 11 players off the 1978 team taken in the MLB draft.
Pitcher Anthony Munoz became a Pro Football Hall of Famer and is considered by some to be the greatest offensive lineman of all time.