If you don't have good Title IX numbers, the money situation is immaterial. A goodly number of the Pac-12 schools have WLax. It's used to get their Title IX numbers up. It is very difficult to add MLax if you already have a WLax team. I'm sure that if the Title IX numbers were there, USC and Stanford could readily afford to have varsity D-1 MLax teams.
for any school to start a DI lax team. I think Utah had very even Title IX numbers but also had a big donor step up(I'm thinking the former CEO of Jet Blue).
Further, over the last 30 or so years more P5 programs have dropped mens (BC, NCSt and MSU) than have added it (UM and Utah).
It is good to see UM and Utah add programs but still a good start.
I think you will see less of the Utah model and more of the Marquette/High Point/Cleveland State model. Teams without big-time D1 football programs will look to lacrosse as a way to get on the map of high school kids.
If you are CU, how do you chase a quality football coach while trying to fund a lacrosse program that would no doubt succeed very quickly but on which you will lose $.
I think USC and Stanford are possible. Texas, and Florida State are realistic options because of the strength of their athletic budgets.
They're supposed to have a Sugar Daddy who has already put up the money to fund both lacrosse teams if they can get their Title IX numbers to work.