I am currently in the process of applying to postdocs. I'm wondering whether it would be beneficial to include language indicating a certain position is my top (or near top) choice and that I would almost certainly accept an offer.
On the one hand, I suppose this could demonstrate excitement about the program and help convey my likelihood of accepting an offer. On the other hand, it's not something which can be backed by any real evidence, so it might just add "fluff". I'm sure there are other considerations as well, so I'd be interested in hearing perspectives on this.