adding a homepage widget to post star ratings


Is there a way (plugin, etc.) to take star rating data on a page / blog / post and rank the highest ratings in a widget on my elgg homepage? (I am currently, successfully, using the hypestarrating 1.8.2 + the hypeframework 1.8.2 plugins. They seemed to install the cleanest with no error messages, etc. and were the only ones (I think) made for 1.8+


I know enough HTML/CSS/PHP to try and FIND a solution for my problem, but am still far from being able to create my OWN plugin to do this... but I thought maybe there was already a plugin or something modded that could work?