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Mercer cracks women’s Top 25 for first time since 1980

Mercer is back in the women’s rankings for the first time in 38 years. The Bears, riding a 24-game winning streak, entered The Associated Press women’s Top 25 at No. 25. UConn still unanimous choice at No. 1. The Huskies are followed by Mississippi State, Baylor, Louisville and Notre Dame.

UConn still leads way in AP women’s basketball poll

UConn continues to lead the way in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Huskies (20-0) are once again the unanimous No. 1 team, receiving all 32 votes from the national media panel Monday. UConn cruised to easy wins over Memphis and Tulane. Next up is a trip to South Carolina on Thursday to face the No. 7 Gamecocks.

Rutgers back in AP women’s hoops poll; UConn still No. 1

Rutgers is back in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the first time since 2015. The Scarlet Knights jumped into the AP Top 25 on Monday at No. 21, riding an 11-game winning streak. Rutgers (15-2) was last ranked on March 2, 2015. UConn remains a unanimous choice from the 32-member national media panel after cruised to two easy victories last week.

Stanford back in AP women’s hoops poll; UConn still No. 1

One week after seeing its 17-year run in the poll end, Stanford is back in the Top 25. The Cardinal re-entered the poll at No. 24 on Monday after beating then-No. 11 UCLA and Southern California. Stanford fell out of the poll last week after being ranked in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for 312 consecutive weeks.

Oregon hopes for monumental upset of UConn to reach Final Four

Oregon coach Kelly Graves planned a trip with his family in January to watch the men’s Final Four next week. It couldn’t have worked out better for the Ducks women’s basketball coach that his former school Gonzaga and his current one have already qualified for the national semifinals in Arizona.