IMHO there is no way to sort the path finder entries by any algorithm.
You can do it manually but this might be a major task for larger assemblies.
Instead of sorting the pathfinder, which more or less gives a BOM structure for Your assembly, You can use the "Select Tools" and "Search" function in assembly mode.
Look for trhe pathfiner tab with a question mark, and use the query or fast query for searching Your components.
Another way to see all the parts is to use the "Property Manager" but this only lists the parts rather then giving You the capability to show them in the model.
Due to misarrangement of component name in the assembly path finder , when im making the part list (BOM) in draft document then component names are showing (not arranged alphabetically) as they are in assembly.
If you need sorting in the BoM in Draft, right-click the PartList and select properties.
In the dialog box, take the Sorting tab at the top and use the sorting criteria:
Hope this solves the problem.
I have been sorting the same way for 3 years. Once in a while one or two parts will not sort correctly.
My sequence is:
Cut 1 -Decending (Cut1 = any of the following, Flat pattern cut X, Frame cut length, L-manual cut length)