Commanders - rank picks separate from territory picks
Automatically getting the highest ranked pick as your commander spot is bad. There should be a separate ranking for your commander location as well, and you submit both at once.
Wouter Vos commented
You can change the rank of your picks easily. I'd be fine with having a notification that it's a commander game. Then it's not a surprise with the commander ending up in the wrong country.
Too complex, this will never go through, although it isn't a bad idea.