The 2016 Chicago Cubs have fallen off their historic pace, but they are likely to rebound and climb up SI.com's Power Rankings of the winningest teams ever, which this week has a new leader: the 1998 New York Yankees.

By Cliff Corcoran
July 01, 2016

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With the Cubs on pace for a historically significant number of wins this season, we are tracking their progress against 10 of the winningest teams in major league history. This week’s check in comes at the 78-game mark (excluding ties). Seven games have been played by each team since last week’s initial standings. As a reminder, here are the 10 teams and where they finished their respective seasons:

Team Record PCT Result
1906 Cubs 116–36 .763 Lost World Series
2001 Mariners 116–46 .716 Lost ALCS
1998 Yankees 114–48 .704 Won World Series
1954 Indians 111–43 .721 Lost World Series
1909 Pirates 110–42 .724 Won World Series
1927 Yankees 110–44 .714 Won World Series
1961 Yankees 109–53 .673 Won World Series
1969 Orioles 109–53 .673 Lost World Series
1975 Reds 108–54 .667 Won World Series
1986 Mets 108–54 .667 Won World Series

NOTE: Postseason results were not a factor in the selection or ranking of the teams.


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