This goes the same if you are applying for the university.
when people judge performances, they tend to give higher ratings to later performers.
Researchers checked back through scores given over 47 editions of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Regardless of the scoring system the later a singer appeared in the contest, the higher the score he received.
Another analysis of Skating Championships again showed that skaters performing later received higher scores.
de Bruin, W.B. (2005). “Save the last dance for me: unwanted serial position effects in jury evaluations.” Acta Psychologica, 118, 245-260.