David Hager gave this valuable comment about how to reference a table name in conditional formatting formulas:
You can also use this technique in data validation lists. I used it in the three drop down lists below. The formulas are in C13:C15.
Reference table headers in a drop down list, cell B13:
Reference a table column in a drop down list, cell B14:
Reference a table row in a drop down list, cell B15:
Table names in conditional formatting formulas
I used the same technique in the following example:
Rows (A13:C22) equal to a row in the table are highlighted.
Conditional formatting formula, cell range A13:C22: