Lightroom: Sorting on rating incorrect even without stacks

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I am using Lightroom CC 2015.8 Release to sort some images in a collection.  All images in the collection have been assigned colors and I am filtering on one of those colors - yellow to be specific.   In Library mode, I have set the sorting to be by rating in decreasing order.  However, as illustrated, one 1-star rated image appears first.  Subsequently the order appears correct. 

This behavior is persistent.  If I select a different collection or a different color and then return the order remains the same.  If I change the rating of the image at the start and then change it back it returns to the first position.
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As far as I can se, it seem that you have custom filter that is activated (on the right top of the pictures)
This custom filter seem to use the white flag (that say picture selected)
Your first picture (on the left) has that white flag
So said, it seem to me that you are combining two sorting systems. This can be the origin of your problem.
Try to inactivate your custom filter (on the right) There a menu to do that. Clic right on small filter window to do it
Or, kill the white flag on the image
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It is a bit hard to see in the screen capture because a white box naturally looks brighter than other colors, but look at the box around the white box that filters on custom filters.  That box is not selected. 

However, I did find the problem - or maybe it is a bug.  In fact, that first image on the left is in a stack but the other members of that stack are not in the collection I am working on and there is no indication on the thumbnail that the image is in a stack (globally).   Apparently Lightroom just sees that it is in a stack and that one of the members of that stack has a higher rating. 

My vote would be that this is a bug.  At the very least, there should be an indication on the thumbnail that it is in a stack.  Better would be to sort on the rating of the image rather than on the rating of the stack.  It may seem odd not to use the highest rated image in a stack, but as I reconstruct what happened, I think thatin reviewing the images I decided the lower rated one was actually a better image and so I removed the higher rated one from the collection. 
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I'm not able to reproduce this unfortunately.  So the bug might be more involved and perhaps specific to your catalog.

Note that stacks are specific to the folder or collection they were made in.  If you make a stack in a folder, it won't be visible in collections, and if you make a stack in a collection, it won't be visible in a folder (wierd design).