Best Dodgers team ever poll: 1965 vs. 1978

Best Dodgers team ever poll: 1965 vs. 1978
Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Reggie Smith were key members of the 1977 Dodger (Los Angeles Times)

The Dodgers have had many great teams in their long history, but which was the best? On the heels of Times readers' picking the all-time best Dodgers at each position, we now ask you decide the best overall team in Dodgers history.

The best 16 Dodgers teams of all time have been chosen and will match up in an NCAA-tournament-style bracket, with your votes deciding the winner. The six Dodgers World Series champions get the top six seeds, with 10 other Dodgers teams filling out the remainder of the field. Each weekday, you will be able to vote for one matchup until we eventually have a winner.

Today's first-round matchup: the 1965 L.A. Dodgers vs. the 1978 L.A. Dodgers. Take a look at both teams, then vote in our poll:

No. 3: 1965 L.A. Dodgers (97-65, won World Series): Sandy Koufax (26-8, 2.04) and Don Drysdale (23-12, 2.77) were a devastating 1-2 punch, and if Maury Wills (.286, 94 steals) got on first, he was going to steal second. The team's top power threats were Jim Lefebvre (.250, 12, 69) and Lou Johnson (.259, 12, 58).

No. 14: 1978 L.A. Dodgers (95-67, lost in World Series): Steve Garvey (.316, 21, 113), Reggie Smith (.295, 29, 93), Ron Cey (.270, 23, 84) and Davey Lopes (.278, 45 steals), along with Burt Hooton (19-10, 2.71) and Tommy John (17-10, 3.30) were stopped in the World Series by Reggie Jackson's hip.