Best of the U.S.: Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Travis Ganong.
Best of the rest: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway), Patrick Kueng (Switzerland), Jan Hudec (Canada).
U.S. chances to medal: Miller won silver behind Svindal's gold in Vancouver and just missed a super-G win recently in Kitzbuehel. Ligety is the defending world champion but has never won the race on a World Cup stop. Andrew Weibrecht, a shocking bronze medalist in Vancouver, has not come close to replicating that form.
Little-known fact: Former Austrian great Hermann Maier never won the Olympic downhill but is considered the greatest super-G racer in history. He won the event 24 times on the World Cup tour as well as Olympic gold in 1998.