I let the community come with input here. I personally don't agree, but we usually try to do what the users want.
It should also be noted that many top lists has a hidden secondary sorting. For example, for top finders it could be that the latest find is a secondary sort, consider these two cases:
X has 1000 finds, the latest being today.
Y has 1000 finds, the latest being last year.
Z has 1001 finds, the latest find irrelevant.
The order of those would then be Z, Y, X.
Now I don't remember any secondary sorting in Top finders, but there could be. At least I know there are in many others.