I have a question to put out there. I am viewing the same QVW in Chrome(AJAX) and IE(Plug-In). In the IE version I have a straight table with ranking which is displaying correctly (1,2,3,4,etc.) in the AJAX it's displaying (2,7,8,6,etc.) any ideas?
The AJAX client is just a monitor which displays what the server calculates and renders. By the IE plugin it's different and most of the work is done from the plugin itself. And probably there is here any difference between both engines and I would assume that the sorting(-expression) within the server is in any way invalid and therefore ignored.
If you use an expression for it then pull it into the table to see the returned results which should give you probably some hints to what's wrong. If there is nothing noticable then check the releases with which the application is created/stored and from the server and the IE plugin - they should be always the same.