Sources told Orangebloods.com at least six Pac-12 presidents opposed further expansion, and Larry Scott needed nine of 12 votes to approve any new additions.
I wonder who the other two were. The first four are obvious to me:
#1 - Stanford would oppose adding three schools ranked 102, Tier 3 and Tier 3 to a league with only ONE Tier 3 academic institution.
#2 - Colorado would oppose the move because they wanted to be affiliated with the Pac-12 schools, and in the Pac-16, they wouldn't have a very worthwhile affiliation with USC, UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Oregon, Ore State, Washington and WSU if they're in the East with Utah, Arizona, ASU, Texas, TTU, Oklahoma, OK State**
#3 - Arizona would oppose because they'd be in the East with Arizona State, Utah, Colorado, Texas, TTU, Oklahoma, OK State** and not with USC and UCLA.
#4 - Arizona State would oppose because they'd be in the East with Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas, TTU, Oklahoma, OK State** and not with USC and UCLA.
** - yeah, I know the pod thing. But the pod system means "no championship game." They'd have to play a round-robin. Sure, they could switch pods into different divisions every two years, but it still means you're not playing in Southern California every single year.
And that's BEFORE you even look at the Longhorn Network.