You can create a default table view that will be the first view you see in your submission table upon logging in. By doing so, "Total" will no longer be the default view.
First, create your preferred table view using the Columns, Order Columns, and Filtering/Sorting features.
When you are satisfied with your table view, click the "Views" button at the top of the table.
Next, save your view by typing in a name and clicking "Save View +".
Below you'll see a list of all of your saved views with checkboxes next to them. Check the "Default" box next to the view you want to save as your default. You can come back at any time to select a different view.