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USA wins Davis Cup

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Dec. 2, 2007 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down.

STOCK UP
•Kevin Smith of Central Florida ran for 284 yards and four touchdowns as his team won the Conference USA championship. Smith has 2,448 rushing yards, second behind Barry Sanders on the all-time single-season list.

•Colt Brennan completed 42-of-50 passes for almost 450 yards and five touchdowns as Hawaii was the only unbeaten team, winning over Washington.

•The USA won the Davis Cup, beating Russia. Congratulations to captain Patrick McEnroe and his team, Andy Roddick, James Blake and the Bryan brothers. What great emotion out in Portland when the team prevailed.

•North Carolina's basketball team had a great week, winning at Ohio State and Kentucky.

•Terrell Owens was super in Thursday night's big win over the Packers.

STOCK DOWN

•The BCS in college football. Come on, we need a playoff. Look at how many teams can stake a claim at belonging in the title game.

•West Virginia had a shot to play for the national championship but lost at home to a Pittsburgh team that came into the Backyard Brawl at 4-7.

•Missouri fell in the Big 12 title game to Oklahoma

•The Charlotte Bobcats are riding a five-game losing streak.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.