FILE - In this March 5, 2017, file photo, Mercer's head coach Susie Gardner reacts to a referee's call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Chattanooga, in Asheville, N.C. Mercer is back in the AP Top 25 for the first time in 38 years. The Bears, riding a 24-game winning streak, entered The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at No. 25. It's the first time the team has been ranked since Dec. 9, 1980. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)
NEW YORK — Mercer is back in the women’s rankings for the first time in 38 years.