Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston believes his club have a strong case for making a swift return to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League if and when a Rangers newco application is rejected.
With at least half of the SPL confirmed objectors to admitting Charles Green's club, Yorkston has moved to state his club's case ahead of the July 4 meeting.
It is believed the SPL clubs themselves will decide who would replace Rangers in the top flight.
Relegated Dunfermline, who experienced problems paying players on time when Rangers went into administration amid an unpaid debt to the Pars in February, face potential competition from Dundee, who came second in the Irn-Bru First Division.
But Yorkston believes history is on his side - highlighting the lack of relegation in 2003, when First Division champions Falkirk could not secure an SPL-compliant stadium, and during years of top-flight expansion.
Yorkston told Sky Sports News: "We have a good case for staying up. There are instances when clubs at the bottom of the division have not been relegated.
"There is certainly no precedence of second-placed clubs going up. They didn't when Falkirk had a non-eligible stadium."
Dunfermline made budget cuts after being relegated and they promised on Tuesday to consult fans over any decisions they need to make as the Rangers crisis envelops the Scottish game.
The Pars board have issued a survey asking fans whether they should seek readmission to the SPL and whether they should allow a newco Rangers into the First Division if given a say on that matter.
Green's SPL application was consigned to failure on Monday - unless there is a change of heart from several clubs - when Inverness, Aberdeen and St Johnstone joined Hearts, Dundee United and Hibernian in confirming their opposition.
Motherwell fans who invested in the club are voting on the issue this week and St Mirren supporters who pledged money to a community ownership scheme are in the midst of a consultation process.
With almost six out of 10 votes returned, 97% of Saints supporters were opposed to a newco admission in principle and 82% remained objectors even under the scenario of serious cash-flow problems and potential insolvency for the club.
But a similar number of fans pledged to increase donations to the club in such a situation, even if it means the fans' takeover is delayed by a year.