I can’t speak as to what 1712 does now, but when I was part of making the lists occasionally we’d put ourselves on our list to help the alliance selection rep put picks in context.
The best reason to put yourself on your picklist is to avoid flowcharts while still having some flexibility in who you pick.
Example: it’s 2014 and you’re picking in an event that’s pretty low on trussers. You got to your rank by finishing cycles in the high goal but there are better high goalers than you available. You expect to pick on an inbounder on the way back up the serpentine. It’s perfectly reasonable to put yourself on your list of trussers; if the pick is to you and no one higher than you on the trusser list is available, maybe hop over to your list of finishers instead of going further down on the trusser list.