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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