MLB Power Rankings: Cubs finish at No. 1

MLB columnist

The Emmys reminded us it was time to play everyone off the 2016 regular-season stage. Of course, they all get their own music.

The rankings (records through Wednesday):

1. Chicago Cubs (101-57; Previous: 1): “Superstition,” Stevie Wonder.

2. Boston Red Sox (92-66; Previous: 5): “Goodbye to You,” Scandal.

3. Texas Rangers (94-65; Previous: 3): “Un-break My Heart,” Toni Braxton.

4. Washington Nationals (92-66; Previous: 2): “Redemption Song,” Bob Marley.

5. Los Angeles Dodgers (90-68; Previous: 6): “A Voice in the Dark,” Elvis Costello.

6. Cleveland Indians (91-67; Previous: 4): “I’m a Believer,” The Monkees.

7. Toronto Blue Jays (87-71; Previous: 8): “Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas.

8. Baltimore Orioles (86-72; Previous: 7): “One Sweet (O’)Day,” Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men.

9. New York Mets (85-74; Previous: 9): “Everybody Hurts,” R.E.M.

The Chicago Cubs finish No. 1 in Tim Brown’s Power Rankings. (Getty Images)
The Chicago Cubs finish No. 1 in Tim Brown’s Power Rankings. (Getty Images)

10. Detroit Tigers (85-73; Previous: 11): “Just In Time,” Frank Sinatra.

11. San Francisco Giants (83-75; Previous: 13): “Tangled Up in Blue,” Bob Dylan.

12. Seattle Mariners (84-74; Previous: 12): “In My Life,” The Beatles.

13. St. Louis Cardinals (82-76; Previous: 14): “Call of the Wild,” Heart.

14. Houston Astros (83-76; Previous: 15): “Space Oddity,” David Bowie.

15. New York Yankees (82-76; Previous: 10): “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” The Rolling Stones.

16. Kansas City Royals (81-77; Previous: 16): “Win Some, Lose Some,” Bryan Adams.

17. Miami Marlins (78-80; Previous: 17): “A Long and Sad Goodbye,” Lenny Kravitz.

18. Pittsburgh Pirates (78-80; Previous: 18): “Chicago, Damn,” Bobbi Humphrey.

19. Chicago White Sox (77-81; Previous: 19): “Everytime We Say Goodbye,” Cole Porter.

20. Colorado Rockies (74-84; Previous: 20): “Every Breath You Take,” The Police.

21. Los Angeles Angels (72-87; Previous: 23): “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra.

22. Philadelphia Phillies (70-88; Previous: 21): “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana.

23. Milwaukee Brewers (71-88; Previous: 24): “God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys.

24. San Diego Padres (68-90; Previous: 26): “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles.

25. Oakland Athletics (67-91; Previous: 22): “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” U2.

26. Cincinnati Reds (67-91; Previous: 25): “Tossin’ and Turnin’,” Bobby Lewis.

27. Arizona Diamondbacks (66-92; Previous: 28): “Just Like Starting Over,” John Lennon.

28. Tampa Bay Rays (65-93; Previous: 27): “Apologize,” OneRepublic.

29. Atlanta Braves (65-92; Previous: 29): “End of the Road,” Boyz II Men.

30. Minnesota Twins (56-102; Previous: 30): “Upside Down,” Diana Ross.

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