Both Sens. John Flanagan and John DeFrancisco on Monday confirmed what every knew: They are running for majority leader.

The outcome at this point is anyone’s guess, as both men entering the closed-door Republican conference said they believed they had the necessary votes to replace scandal-scarred Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

“If everyone who says yes to me meant it, I believe that I do,” DeFrancisco told reporters camped outside of the conference. “But things change in a conference and things change in a conference because there’s an interaction, different things come up and sometimes minds change. I think it’s going to be an honest, fair and thorough discussion. Then there’s going to be a vote.”

Both lawmakers met on Sunday night at Flanagan’s apartment, discussing the leadership situation over frozen pizza.

“We had dinner at John’s apartment,” DeFrancisco said. “He had pizza He said no self-respecting Italian would give frozen pizza to a guest unless the guest was an Irishman.”

But despite the cordial tone of the discussion and the pizza, no deal was reached on who should replace Skelos, who faces a half-dozen counts of federal felony corruption charges.

DeFrancisco is believed to be strongest in his support from upstate Republicans, but Flanagan will likely draw the backing of the conference’s nine-member Long Island delegation.

“We’ve been friends forever, we work out at the gym, usually together,” DeFrancisco said. “This is hopefully you’re not going to be disappointed with the lack of theater because we’re going to do it as professionally and cordially as we can.”

The question remains as to whether Skelos will resign his leadership post today. DeFrancisco said he did not speak with Skelos over the weekend.

It’s also unclear whether the leadership vote will result in one of the candidates becoming deputy majority leader, replacing Sen. Tom Libous, who also faces a charge of lying to the FBI in a separate case.

“My intent is to be the leader if Dean is not,” DeFrancisco said. “Once that vote is taken, it’s up to that leader who is going where.”

The leadership situation has opened up a potential divide in the upstate-downstate dynamic between lawmakers, which DeFrancisco played down.

Asked about the regional rivalries, DeFrancisco pointed to the Sunday night pizza summit.

“John and I had pizza together last night on the eve of this historic vote,” he said. “Whatever geographic divide there is, we’re going to resolve this.”

Flanagan was less talkative before heading into the conference, quickly brushing through a gauntlet of reporters and photographers.

Asked if he was running for majority leader, Flanagan replied, “Yes, I am.”