Collection list odd behavior

I’m trying to integrate a CMS list into a site and im having really odd issues with styling. The first entry is misaligned, and when I change the column layout (2,3,4 etc), the entires in the top left tend to start misaligning. Been messing with this for a few hours but I am stumped on how to fix it. There is also a mysterious gap (block of white space) after entry #3 in the layout.