SELECT DISTINCT Name
ORDER BY CreatedDate DESC;
Only the Filter formatting then takes the custom query and then applies alpha sort against the valuelist.
What do I sort the list outside of this configuration?
Apologizes for the delay in looking at your question. At the present time, there is really no way
to do what you are after.
However, there is an outstanding enhancement request that deals with this same issue (#169297).
It would provide the option to disable sorting altogether and return values in the order specified.
If you have any additional questions regarding this issue, please let me know.