Like most of you, I never won any superlatives in high school.
The reason I know most of you weren't named Best Looking, Most Likely to Succeed, Best Hair, etc. is because that's kind of the point of superlatives. It's not even an issue of recognizing the top 1% of students in any particular category. It's narrowing it down to a single student (of each gender, of course) deemed worthy of recognition for their excellence in hair, style, genotypes, and/or phenotypes.
And while Adams wasn't so bold as to name their Idea Super S hybrid the "Adams Superlative," they still thought highly enough of it to call it Super, leaving it in the very fine company of other "Super" things--like the bowl or the man.