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NEW YORK -- UConn is back in a familiar spot, No. 1 in the poll.The Huskies passed Notre Dame for the top position in The Associated Press womens basketball poll Monday, barely edging the Irish by two points. The rivals will face each other on Wednesday in South Bend, Indiana.Both teams are undefeated and the Huskies are coming off a week in which they beat Top 25 teams DePaul and Texas. UConn has four victories over Top 25 opponents while Notre Dame has one.The Huskies (7-0) had been second in the poll behind the Irish (8-0) for the first few weeks of the season. UConn garnered 18 first-place votes from the 33-member national media panel and the Irish received the other 15. The Huskies ascension to No. 1 was bolstered by then-No. 3 South Carolina losing to Duke on Sunday.Its the first time since 2005 that a team lost its No. 1 ranking without losing a game. That year, second-ranked Tennessee passed Duke after Thanksgiving when the Lady Vols beat Michigan State and Maryland, who were in the top 10 at a Thanksgiving tournament.The Gamecocks fell to sixth with Baylor, Maryland and Mississippi State all moving up a spot.Duke came in at No. 21 with South Florida a spot behind them. Virginia Tech entered at No. 25, the Hokies first ranking since 2006.I am very happy for this team and every accomplishment that they have had in such a short amount of time, Virginia Tech first-year coach Kenny Brooks said. To achieve a national ranking is a testament to the hard work and receptiveness to a change in philosophy without hesitation.Tennessee, Auburn and Texas A&M fell out. The Lady Vols saw a 31-year run in the Top 25 end last season. They were ranked for 565 consecutive weeks before that streak ended on Feb. 22. 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The ESPYS, a longtime stage to celebrate athletes achievement and perseverance, became a platform for athlete activism this week thanks to four of the most prominent players in the NBA.Spurred by recent violent events in America and Carmelo Anthonys social media response to them -- evoking an image from the famed Muhammad Ali Summit in 1967, when a handful of the countrys most influential African-American athletes gathered in Cleveland to discuss the issues plaguing the nation and minorities in particular -- the group that refers to itself as The Brotherhood chose to deliver a message.LeBron James, Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul were looking for a way to further Anthonys Instagram message calling on athletes to use their platforms to call for social change.The friends talked on group text and decided to deliver a speech at the ESPYS calling on athletes to do more to enact social change in the wake of high-profile shootings in Dallas, Orlando, St. Paul and Baton Rouge.This was their idea, and their powerful words ... the show ensured their voices had maximum impact, said Connor Schell, the executive producer of the ESPYS.On Monday, two days before the broadcast, a representative for James reached out to ESPN about the possibility of becoming a part of the show.The purpose, according to a source familiar with James thinking, was to highlight the history of professional sports having a tradition of activism and establishing that duty of consciousness with all of the high-profile athletes in attendance.At this time, they felt it was important to highlight that, the source told ESPN. It was a call to action to honor and embrace that tradition.Anthony, James, Wade and Paul coordinated a cold open for the telecast, standing together onstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to deliver a group speech that urged fellow athletes to use their influence to call for an end to violence.The system is broken, the problems are not new, the violence is not new, and the racial divide definitely is not new, but the urgency for change is definitely at an all-time high, said Anthony, the New York Knicks star who has been outspoken in the wake of the high-profile shooting deaths last week of two African-American men and five Dallas police officers.Addded Wade, who recently agreed to a deal with his hometown Bulls in Chicago, where violence has surged in recent years: The racial profiling has to stop.ddddddddddddThe shoot-to-kill mentality has to stop. Not seeing the value of black and brown bodies has to stop. But also the retaliation has to stop. The endless gun violence in places like Chicago, Dallas, not to mention Orlando, it has to stop. Enough. Enough is enough.Paul said he and his fellow stars were influenced by the athletes who stood for social causes in the past.Generations ago, legends like Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Billie Jean King, Arthur Ashe and countless others, they set a model for what athletes should stand for, Paul said. So we choose to follow in their footsteps.James continued his message of being proactive with social change, rather than simply being reactionary when a tragedy occurs.Lets use this moment as a call to action for all professional athletes to educate ourselves, explore these issues, speak up, use our influence and renounce all violence, James said. And most importantly, go back to our communities, invest our time, our resources, help rebuild them, help strengthen them, help change them. We all have to do better.All four players said that they would continue to fight after their ESPYS speech.For LeBron, it really is about continuing to act on and expand on a lot of what hes been working on, said the source. Whether its being vocal about issues or focusing on his foundation or what hes done in Akron [Ohio], his mission is to take what hes done, expand upon it and keep growing.The LeBron James Family Foundation teamed with the University of Akron last summer to pledge 2,300 four-year college scholarships, at a cost of more than $80 million, to students who enroll in and complete an education program.James has been consistently outspoken regarding social issues in the last several years, whether his words were prompted by gun violence, rioting in response to police brutality or racist comments by former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. ' ' '