Boom mics: Schoeps CMIT5U, Sennheiser 816, Sennheiser 416, Sennheiser MKH60, Neumann KMR81.
No such thing as "best" lapel microphone...only "least worst".
Sanken COS11, Sennheiser MKE-2 Gold, Tram TR-50...if you can still find them.
Recorders: Nagra VI, Sound Devices 822.
I hope I get credit on your college project, and I hope you are doing more than just submitting lists. IOW I hope you have to figure out WHY these bits of kit are the best, and in which particular applications.