Are Stack Overflow Top Questions always the latest questions asked?
I just saw a question which was asked yesterday, but it appeared in the Top Questions. This is the question.
The top questions have four categories:
Last change is the largest of:
This all means that the questions will be mostly the latest of your interest if by latest you mean according to the last change described above.
NOTE: apparently this is more of naive self-explanation that was good enough for me. However, see the link @ShadowWizard had provided in the comments - right there you have it strictly defined and apparently it is quite more complicated than that (though time still is quite decisive factor).