That’s the default behavior of the List View. I have a widget called SelectionHelper that you can install and place below directly below your List View. (Download here – app store version is older). It’s designed to override the default selection behavior by selecting a different item. It figures out which item to select by looking at an association on the context entity. If you configure it so that the association is empty, the list view should load with no selection.
Looks like this widget works for only persistable entities, we have non-persistable entities here.