Supporting the underdog is something we, the average people love to do. The top ranked, the no 1 and the best teams are always supported and expected to win. But there is fun in cheering for the underdog.
People who start as the un-advantaged, often have the benefit of surprise. Since their chances of success are not rated as high, they have the advantage of playing or competing without the stress which is the part and parcel of top rated teams and players.
An underdog, when motivated and encouraged can upset the best teams and players. The reason is that they don’t have anything to lose. Whereas the top teams have the pressure of expectations and hence are playing in a disadvantage.
Captain Underdog for you guys!