ORDER BY Clause Usage
You can specify an ORDER BY clause in a view definition only if you also specify either the TOP n or TOP m PERCENT option. Without a TOP n clause, the results on which the ORDER BY should be applied is ambiguous, and therefore not meaningful semantically.
An ORDER BY clause is semantically meaningful when used with a TOP n subselect operation because it affects the actual results of the subselect in the view definition. For TOP n subselect operations, the ORDER BY specification also controls the final result of the subselect operation.
If you want to create a view that also includes the WITH TIES option for TOP n, then you must also specify an ORDER BY clause; otherwise, the system ignores the WITH TIES specification.