Inverness, Aberdeen and St Johnstone announced in quick succession they would vote against Rangers' application when the 12 clubs meet on July 4.
Dundee United, Hearts and Hibernian had previously made public their opposition, leaving Rangers with no chance of securing the 8-4 majority needed.
The main question facing the club now is whether they can secure a deal to demote Rangers to the Irn-Bru First Division or whether they will be forced to apply to gain entry to the Third.
But knowing how ridiculous the SPL is, don't be surprised if someone - somewhere - comes up with the plan to restructure the whole league to get them into the top flight.
One pressing issue is which club would replace Rangers. It is understood that the SPL clubs themselves would make that decision and it could be next Wednesday before it is announced.
Dunfermline finished bottom of the SPL last season but Dundee also have a claim having finished second in the First Division.