A number of people have reported today that their friend list is no longer in alphabetical order. It seems as if EA and/or Origin have had some server issues today, and this is probably one of the clearest indications that something is up. A check of the Origin server page (at http://Origin.com/status) shows that the social server, which runs the friend part of the game, is working, however – it just doesn’t seem to be working as it should.

These kind of things have arisen in the past (most notably around the beginning of the Christmas update) and seem to happen when there are about to be or have just been major changes to the game. My advice is that if you’re at all worried would be to put to put aside your game for a few hours. It’s likely to only be a temporary thing, and things may be back to normal by tomorrow.