If my sources are correct, and I’m sure they are, there was never an official vote of any kind to vote up or down on WVU. There was talk. Unofficial talk as to what if.
The result was at some point collectively everyone said yes with the exception of UVA, Duke and UNC. FSU, VT and MD were very much in the WVU camp.
The problem was WVU wanted a yes, and wanted then. Since they didn’t receive one, they moved on. Ironically, they received the same from the SEC.
It was a yes from both leagues, but not now. Moreover, the Big 12 was yes, and yes now. And, more money than the ACC but not as much as the SEC.
Obviously they picked the Big 12. Mainly because it was now.
And my source or I should say sources in this matter can’t get any better.