Are there any good alternatives to "some of the best"? E.g. Some of the best minds, some of the best teams, some of the best companies. I need to write two sentences using the meaning "some of the best" that are close to each other but I don't want to repeat that expression twice in so close proximity.
I am not so much interested in replacing "best" with something else, but rather having an alternative expression to "some of the".
Example: I worked with some of the best teams in the country.
Task: Replace "some of the" with another expression that won't change the meaning of the sentence.