Best of U.S.: Bode Miller, Travis Ganong, Marco Sullivan, Erik Fisher.
Best of the rest: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway), Adrien Theaux (France), Didier Defago (Switzerland), Carlo Janka (Switzerland).
U.S. chances to medal: Miller, 36, is defying Father Time. He won Olympic bronze four years ago at Vancouver and recently finished third at the famed Kitzbuehel downhill in Austria. Miller's Olympic odds increased now that Austrian Hannes Reichelt, the winner at Kitzbuehel, will miss Sochi with a back injury.
Little-known fact: American Tommy Moe never won another World Cup downhill after claiming Olympic gold at the 1994 Lillehammer Games.